[gobolinux-users] KDE: Create new.... symlink???

Jonas Karlsson jonka750 at student.liu.se
Fri Sep 7 06:58:15 UTC 2007


2007/9/7, kenneth marken <k-marken at online.no>:
> On Friday 07 September 2007 08:50:34 kenneth marken wrote:
> > On Friday 07 September 2007 08:48:43 Jonas Karlsson wrote:
> > > 2007/9/7, kenneth marken <k-marken at online.no>:
> > > > On Friday 07 September 2007 08:35:55 Michael Homer wrote:
> > > > > On 9/7/07, Andy Feldman <nereusren at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > On Thursday 06 September 2007 18:43, Michael Homer wrote:
> > > > > > > On 9/7/07, Michael Dickson <mike at communicatezing.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > > I just noticed that when I right-click on the Desktop and
> > > > > > > > choose Create New -> "..."
> > > > > > > > the resulting file is a symlink, not the real file!
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > What's the "..." here? Where does the symlink point? I can't
> > > > > > > duplicate this here.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I get the same thing. If I right-click in Konqueror file browser
> > > > > > and choose "Create New" > "Text File...", it creates a symlink to
> > > > > > /Programs/KDE-Base/3.5.3/Shared/templates/.source/TextFile.txt.
> > > > > > Similarly with all the other file types that appear in that section
> > > > > > of the "Create New" submenu. It's not restricted to the entries
> > > > > > from KDE-Base: Creating a new office text document makes a link to
> > > > > > /Programs/KOffice/1.6.1/Shared/templates/.source/TextDocument.kwt.
> > > > >
> > > > > It doesn't for me for any of them (ls -l confirms it), and so far as
> > > > > I can tell I have basically the same setup as the original poster,
> > > > > although there are a couple of KDE components that are still at 3.5.6
> > > > > (-Network is one, I don't remember the other). So I can't explain
> > > > > what's going on for everybody else...
> > > >
> > > > wild guess, when kde does a "create new" what it does its copy a
> > > > existing file into place under a new name. or atleast thats how it
> > > > looks. so can it be that it ends up copying the symbolic links  that
> > > > gobo use rather then the files in question?
> > > >
> > > > hmm, only thing i know i have done is to recompile kde-base so as to
> > > > get smb support. outside of that im using binary packages as much as
> > > > possible.
> > >
> > > I think the difference in setup is that those that get the symlink has
> > > other templates installed, which would make SymlinkProgram expand
> > > every directory and make the files links, instead of how Michael (and
> > > I) have it where the link is /System/Links/Shared/templates ->
> > > /Programs/KDE-Base/3.5.6/Shared/templates and
> > > /System/Links/Shared/templates/.source/foo is a real document.
> > >
> > > Konqueror should read the link, so this should be reported as a bug
> > > upstream.
> >
> > should be simple to test. im guessing that disabling say koffice should fix
> > it?
>
> bah, argument list to long. i thought that one was fixed.
>
Yes, it's fixed in CVS.

> also DisableProgram moves/renames the koffice 1.6.0 dir to 1.6.0 when all it
> needed to do was remove the current symlink and clean up the /System/Links
> area...

See my other reply.

-- 
/Jonas


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