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Configuring for Services

All KDE-4 versions

If you instlled KDE in: "/usr/KDE-4, the D-Bus services will be installed in "/usr/KDE-4/share/dbus-1/services". D-Bus needs to find these services and use them.

If you only have one version of KDE installed and you normally use it, simply add, for example:

<servicedir>/usr/KDE-4/share/dbus-1/services</servicedir>

{use the actual path from your system}

to your: "/etc/dbus-1/session-local.conf" file.

If your system doesn't yet have that file, create it:

------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------
<!DOCTYPE busconfig PUBLIC
 "-//freedesktop//DTD D-BUS Bus Configuration 1.0//EN"
 "http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/dbus/1.0/busconfig.dtd">
<busconfig>
  <servicedir>/usr/KDE-4/share/dbus-1/services</servicedir>
</busconfig>
------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------

{use the actual path from your system}

If you have installed an additional version of KDE-4 that you start with another user account according to the instructions for building KDE4.x, things are not as simple since you need to have the D-Bus services for that KDE-4 installation override the normal ones ONLY when using that user account. Instead of adding the path for the service directory to: "/etc/dbus-1/session-local.conf" file, add this link:

<include ignore_missing="yes">$HOME/.config/dbus-1/session-local.conf</include>

Then create the above: "session-local.conf" file in the: "$HOME/.config/dbus-1" directory (which you will have to create).

KDE-4.4 and TRUNK

The current KDE-4.4 BRANCH and TRUNK also install a: "system-services" directory. you instlled KDE-4.4 in: "/usr/KDE-4.4, the D-Bus system services will be installed in "/usr/KDE-4.4/share/dbus-1/system-services". D-Bus needs to find these services and use them.

Add, for example:

<servicedir>/usr/KDE-4.4/share/dbus-1/system-services</servicedir>

{use the actual path from your system}

to your: "/etc/dbus-1/system-local.conf" file.

If your system doesn't yet have that file, create it:

------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------
<!DOCTYPE busconfig PUBLIC
 "-//freedesktop//DTD D-BUS Bus Configuration 1.0//EN"
 "http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/dbus/1.0/busconfig.dtd">
<busconfig>
  <servicedir>/usr/KDE-4.4/share/dbus-1/system-services</servicedir>
</busconfig>
------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------8<------

{use the actual path from your system}

NOTE: Although you can place multiple paths for system services in the "/etc/dbus-1/system-local.conf" file, if the services have the same name, only the last one will be used. This may or may not cause problems if you have multiple versions of KDE on your system.

SYSCONF_INSTALL_DIR

TO DO

Work In Progress

My apologies! The documentation for D-Bus is inadequate, but I am working on this. Till then, ask on the KDE or KDE-Linux mailing lists.


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