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Old 03-06-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
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How to set PATH For KDE4 Application Launcher Apps


How can I find, and modify, the PATH used when an application is launched from the Application Launcher menu.

It looks like /usr/local/* is not part of the PATH, and I'd like to add it.

Old 03-07-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
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export PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/blahblahblah"

You can also add this path to PATH in your ~/.profile
Old 03-08-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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It's not a matter of setting the PATH in the profile, as that is already set correctly for what I need.

That PATH, for the user that launches KDE4, isn't used by the Application Launcher within KDE4. My "shell" path starts with /usr/local/bin, which is ahead of /usr/bin.

When I launch an application, from the Application Launcher, it uses the copy from /usr/bin:
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/bin/vmware
But, if I start the same application from the command line, it uses the copy from /usr/local/bin. This is the version I want launched in KDE4.



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