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Environment Variable [ SOLVED ]

Postby Dar-es-Salaam » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:06 pm

Hi All

Its me again.

I have been trying to find out how to create a environment variable KDEDIR which points to the base installation of KDE so that I can get it to use kde-config to try and install a program ( kxstitch ) which needs it. I have read quite a lot of info about variables but get lost and don't understand it. :(

Any help would be much appreciated
Last edited by Dar-es-Salaam on Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Environment Variable

Postby Dar-es-Salaam » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:14 am

Hi All

Well I have managed to create the environment variable that I wanted with a lot of reading and a fair amount of guess work as to how to do it but I got there in the end. I found out that the place to put it is in /etc/profile and that you have to export it once you have created it. Having said that it doesn't work with what I want as the program seem to only work with kde3 not kde4 which is install on my pc, still never mind I have at least learnt something
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Cheers
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O/S. LMDE , Motherboard Asus A7N8X Delux , CPU AMD XP1500+ (1300Mhz) (overclocked running at 1866Mhz), Graphics Card GeForce Nvidia PNY 6200 (512 Meg), 2 40gig hard drives, 1 gig RAM


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