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Re: [kde-linux] Dbus "interfaces"

On Friday, 2011-12-30, James Tyrer wrote:
> There are various instances of:
> ... /share/dbus-1/interfaces/
> on my system and I can not remember how Dbus finds them.

D-Bus does not look for them.
Those are development files, similar to headers just a bit more abstract.

> I am guessing that it is with the: "XDG_DATA_DIRS" path, but I didn't
> quickly find this info with Google.

Probably depends on the build system but whatever mechanism is being used is 
almost certainly checking that variable.
Could check some additional paths though.

> Does anyone know for sure or have a link to documentation?

No idea, but my guess is that for KDE's build system (cmake) there will most 
likely be a cmake macro in kdelibs' cmake modules.

> Apparently, I was not able to find this information previously since my
> tutorial:
> http://techbase.kde.org/Getting_Started/Tutorials/D-Bus/Configuration
> doesn't seem to cover that. :-)
> Help would be appreciated so that I can finish the tutorial.

Since that tutorial covers runtime D-Bus configuration this is probably out of 
scope for it.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring

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