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Bug 455623 - Cannot install KDM Themes
Summary: Cannot install KDM Themes
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase-workspace
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kevin Kofler
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-16 17:33 UTC by Colin J Thomson
Modified: 2008-09-10 07:19 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-08-01 19:50:56 UTC

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Description Colin J Thomson 2008-07-16 17:33:35 UTC
Description of problem:
Cannot install KDM Themes locally or via the download option.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
KDE-4.1rc1 Version 4.00.98 (KDE 4.0.98) (kde-redhat)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.try to install a theme, locally or via download.
Actual results:
Before the theme manager opens I am presented with this:
Unable to create folder /usr/share/apps/kdm/themes
Unable to create folder /usr/share/apps/kdm/faces
I can then proceed to download and install a Theme but it it fails. This has
been apparent since kde-4.x

Expected results:
Should be able to install a Theme locally or via the net

Additional info:Comment from Rex Dieter "Theme manager should be looking in

Comment 1 Chitlesh GOORAH 2008-07-18 06:27:19 UTC
kdmtheme is no longer available in F9.

This bug report is targeted to kdebase.

Comment 2 Kevin Kofler 2008-07-27 14:38:35 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 456004 ***

Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2008-07-31 23:38:57 UTC
I think this is probably better to track separately after all, so I reopened 
this bug.

Colin J Thomson writes:
> Still seeing a problem here:
> Unable to create folder /usr/share/apps/kdm/themes
> Unable to create folder /usr/share/apps/kdm/faces
> So Themes cannot be installed as per comments in bug #455623
> rpm -qa|grep kdelibs
> kdelibs-devel-4.1.0-2.fc9.i386
> kdelibs-4.1.0-2.fc9.i386
> kdelibs3-devel-3.5.9-16.fc9.i386
> kdelibs-common-4.1.0-2.fc9.i386
> kdelibs3-3.5.9-16.fc9.i386

Comment 4 Kevin Kofler 2008-07-31 23:44:02 UTC
What I don't understand is why the new kstandarddirs patch isn't fixing this.

Comment 5 Colin J Thomson 2008-07-31 23:59:02 UTC
[g6avk@localhost ~]$ ls -la /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm
total 32
drwxr-xr-x   8 root root 4096 2008-07-28 20:21 .
drwxr-xr-x 198 root root 4096 2008-07-29 17:52 ..
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root 4096 2008-07-29 17:49 faces
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root 4096 2008-07-29 17:49 patterns
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root 4096 2008-07-29 17:49 pics
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root 4096 2008-07-29 17:49 programs
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root 4096 2008-07-29 17:49 sessions
drwxr-xr-x   8 root root 4096 2008-07-29 17:58 themes

I just tried download and installed a random theme, it is then listed in
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes but does not show up the Login Manager window so
it can be selected for install/use

Comment 6 Kevin Kofler 2008-08-01 00:05:21 UTC
What's the output of "kde4-config --path data"?

Comment 7 Colin J Thomson 2008-08-01 00:06:05 UTC
[g6avk@localhost themes]$ kde4-config --path data

Comment 8 Colin J Thomson 2008-08-01 00:09:34 UTC
Sorry a bit got cut off:

[g6avk@localhost themes]$ kde4-config --path data

Comment 9 Kevin Kofler 2008-08-01 00:11:49 UTC
It's still truncated.

Comment 10 Colin J Thomson 2008-08-01 00:13:57 UTC
Last try, sorry its late here:-


Comment 11 Kevin Kofler 2008-08-01 00:16:23 UTC
Hmmm, OK, then something is not working, normally /usr/share/kde4/apps should 
be listed again last.

Comment 12 Kevin Kofler 2008-08-01 00:18:41 UTC
OK, I see why it isn't working.

Comment 13 Colin J Thomson 2008-08-01 00:20:17 UTC
OK, I can confirm /usr/share/kde4/apps is only listed once as above.

Comment 14 Kevin Kofler 2008-08-01 00:48:02 UTC
Reassigning again kdelibs -> kdebase-workspace, as I now think the real fix 
will have to be in kdebase-workspace. The kstandarddirs paths are supposed to 
be unique, I don't think my hack (listing /usr/share/kde4/apps twice, which was 
what my change to the kstandarddirs patch was intended to do, but actually 
didn't) would have been a good idea anyway.

I'm working on a fix in kdebase-workspace.

Comment 15 Kevin Kofler 2008-08-01 00:57:19 UTC
Building kdebase-workspace-4.1.0-4 now, which should fix this.

Comment 16 Kevin Kofler 2008-08-01 02:01:05 UTC
Should be fixed in:

(Note: "kde4-config --path data" will still return the same thing, but the KDM 
configuration should work.)

Comment 17 Rex Dieter 2008-08-01 14:28:00 UTC
seems to be a dup of bug #453321

Comment 18 Colin J Thomson 2008-08-01 19:14:40 UTC
OK, just updated to kdebase-workspace-* 4.1.0-4.fc9 and the other updates from
The errors messages have now gone when starting the Login manger. Themes
download are listed in: 

The problem now is they do not show in the Login managers window for selection.
I'll do some more digging around as I am not sure if there are different KDM
themes for kde3.x or kde4.x. Of course this could be a different bug also.

Comment 19 Kevin Kofler 2008-08-01 19:50:56 UTC
Rex is right, this is a duplicate of bug 453321.

Themes for the KDE 3 KDM do not work in the KDE 4 version.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 453321 ***

Comment 20 Fedora Update System 2008-09-10 07:18:49 UTC
kdeedu-4.1.0-1.fc9, quarticurve-kwin-theme-0.0-0.5.beta4.fc9, kdeartwork-4.1.0-1.fc9, kdetoys-4.1.0-1.fc9, kdesdk-4.1.0-1.fc9, PyQt4-4.4.2-2.fc9, kde-i18n-3.5.9-8.fc9, kdebase-4.1.0-1.fc9.1, sip-4.7.6-1.fc9, kdebase-workspace-4.1.0-8.fc9, automoc-1.0-0.8.rc1.fc9, kdegames-4.1.0-2.fc9, akonadi-1.0.0-2.fc9, soprano-2.1-1.fc9, konq-plugins-4.1.0-2.fc9, compiz-0.7.6-3.fc9.1, qt-4.4.1-2.fc9, qscintilla-2.2-3.fc9, kdepimlibs-4.1.0-2.fc9, kdebindings-4.1.0-5.fc9, kdenetwork-4.1.0-2.fc9, kde-l10n-4.1.0-2.fc9, kdeplasma-addons-4.1.0-1.fc9, qgtkstyle-0.0-0.2.20080719svn693.fc9, kdeutils-4.1.0-1.fc9.1, kdemultimedia-4.1.0-1.fc9, kdeadmin-4.1.0-2.fc9, kde-filesystem-4-17.fc9, kdeaccessibility-4.1.0-1.fc9, kdebase-runtime-4.1.0-3.fc9, phonon-4.2.0-4.fc9, kdegraphics-4.1.0-5.fc9, kdelibs-4.1.0-7.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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