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Old 11-08-2002, 03:38 AM   #1
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setting path for new KDEDIR


I'm attempting to install kde 3.1 rc2 and qt3.1 on my SuSE 8.1 system. I did the following command for both qt and kde respectively:

QTDIR=/usr/local/qt
PATH=$QTDIR/bin:$PATH
MANPATH=$QTDIR/man:$MANPATH
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$QTDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
export QTDIR PATH MANPATH LD_LIBRARY_PATH

as per the QT install file.

I am midway through my KDE installation without hitch. However, I've noticed that if I open up another shell and attempt to compile part of KDE that it doesn't find the new QT. Is the command that I entered above only for the current shell? I looked at my /etc/profile, but it doesn't seem to have either a QTDIR or KDEDIR variable. /etc/profile also has a comment not to edit it directly, or changes might be overwritten while upgrading.

Again, my installation is proceeding better than planned, but how can I be sure that my path has been configured right?


Thanks,
Steve
 
Old 11-08-2002, 08:17 AM   #2
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All you are doing there is setting environment variables for the current shell you are in. If you want these variables to be set everytime then you should add it to the .profile or .bash_rc file for the user who needs it set.
 
Old 11-08-2002, 08:28 AM   #3
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So would these be set in the user home directories, or in /etc. I'm hoping to find a global variable that might spare me having to edit each user or any future users.

Thanks
Steve
 
Old 11-08-2002, 02:43 PM   #4
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I used the echo $KDEDIR command and saw my old kde path, but I haven't been able to find where my computer is getting that info. I looked at both my /etc/profile and /etc/bash.bashrc and haen't found any reference to either KDEDIR or QTDIR. I haven't been able to find any files of similar nature in my user directories either. Any thoughts on where this rouge setting might be found would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 11-10-2002, 03:58 AM   #5
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Since I haven't been able to find any great answers on the topic, I just decided to symlink the old kde and qt directories to where the new ones reside. I can now at least run the new kde, but not without difficulties. I can't get the upgraded KDM to start kde. I will post this separately however.
 
Old 11-11-2002, 09:08 AM   #6
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Add the variables to /etc/profile, logout and back in again and they should be set.
 
  


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