Duplicate file structure?

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Duplicate file structure?

Post#1 by starman3000 » 28 Jan 2012, 00:22

In regards to the 32 bit version of Porteus, I've noticed the files and file structure underneath /root/.kde/ and /root/.kde3/ is exactly the same. Also files in both versions of ../share/config/ change simultaneously when I change a configuration option.

Does that mean anything I /rootcopy into one directory also has to be copied into the other?
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Re: Duplicate file structure?

Post#2 by Hamza » 28 Jan 2012, 12:04


It is normal as we are using two different desktop for both version. One is using KDE-4 for 64bit CPU and KDE-3 (Trinity) for 32bit CPU. So the file system structure must be different.

For /root/.kde and /root/.kde3. There is a symlink between /root/.kde and /root/.kde3 to avoid duplicate files and bugs for KDE Applications. A symlink has been also to save the diskspace and provide the smallest ISO possible to End Users.

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Re: Duplicate file structure?

Post#3 by brokenman » 30 Jan 2012, 02:30

Hamza is right. The /.kde3 file is just symlink to /.kde.

When you ls /root/.kde3 you are being redirected to /root/.kde. Try file /root/.kde3 from a terminal. In the next 32bit version the home directory will be $HOME/.trinity and both $HOME/.kde and $HOME/.kde3 will be links.
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