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Monday, October 2nd 2006, 6:25pm

Using a single Kopete contact list for all users in a private network

Hello everybody!

Here we use Kopete to communicate with each other, using our private network. Each user has an account and therefore a contact list. However, my boss asked me if it would be possible to store a single contact list in our server, so when someone logs on, his(er) Kopete client retrieves contacts from this list. Working this way, the System Admin could only edit this file and all the accounts could be actualized when a new employee comes in or leaves the company...

Is it possible to do so?!

Another question: Is it possible to synchronize the Kontact and the Kopete lists, the same way MSN Messenger and Hotmail accounts do so?!

Thanks for all!

Cássio Marques



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Location: Eindhoven

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Monday, October 2nd 2006, 7:25pm

RE: Using a single Kopete contact list for all users in a private network

What you could do is to copy someone's contactlist.xml (from ~/.kde/share/apps/kopete) to a folder which is readable for everyone. Make sure it's readonly and then, make symlinks from every user's home folder to that file:

Source code

$ cd ~/.kde/share/apps/kopete
$ ln -s /path/to/global/contactlist.xml contactlist.xml

I don't know if Kopete chokes on readonly contactlists however.
Bram Schoenmakers
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