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Old 07-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #16
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Do you need QT installed if you're not don't use KDE desktop? Thanks Good explanations here.
Old 07-09-2012, 10:58 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by chrisretusn View Post
I was pointing out that there was an existing thread that discusses the same problem. That is all.

The /.config should not be there, but where to put it is another story. Perhaps you will be interested in this: Bug 249217 kauth helpers create .kde and .config in /
Thanks for the link

Originally Posted by DrTor

This directory always appears when you use KDE packages from Alien Bob (my post : January 27, 2012 at 21:01)
This issue does not seem to be something on the kde packages Alien'Bob. Please see the link provided by chrisretusn

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Old 08-29-2012, 04:24 AM   #18
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sorry to resurrect this thead, but reading the blog of Tomas (Slax's developer), I discovered that kde developers blame dbus for it, but really seems like a bug in qt that will be fixed probably in version 5.
BTW Tomas, unwillingly, patched dbus to solve it.
Old 08-31-2012, 12:00 PM   #19
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When in doubt... see what the standard says.

IEEE Std 1003.1-2001:

The system shall initialize this variable at the time of login to be a pathname of the user's home directory.


For an implementation that conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, describes a feature or behavior that is mandatory. An application can rely on the existence of the feature or behavior.

For an application or user, describes a behavior that is mandatory.

Qt expecting $HOME to be set seems in-line with the base standard.
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This is fixed in RC4
a/dbus-1.4.20-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched to set HOME properly to avoid a /.config directory.  The fix is
  a little ugly, but seems harmless enough (and is less ugly than /.config).


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