On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 07:19:44PM +0100, Harald Sitter wrote:
> The general idea is to introduce install-time-cascading. Since each of netbook
> and mobile overrides settings in kds, you could merge kds with the given
> specific type, into say kubuntu-default-settings-merged, at the time the
> specific package gets installed. In startkde, then instead of exporting both
> the specific path *and* kds, they would only export the merged path, hence
> removing one level of the cascade.
> Although. Thinking about it... One maybe could use the same approach to get
> kds into /usr/share/kde4/config...
> If we got our packages to install files to /usr/share/kde4/config-raw, then
> trigger a script upon changes in that directory as well as
> /usr/share/kde4/config-kubuntu, the trigger can then merge them into
> See  for some info on dpkg triggers. They are for example used to keep the
> GTK icon cache updated (e.g. see hicolor)
Seems reasonable in principle. I expect it might be fiddly in
practice. Should you feel like doing it that would be an interesting
thing to have done.
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