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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] any interest in removing /usr/qt and /usr/kde ?
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 20:09:14
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] any interest in removing /usr/qt and /usr/kde ? by Dan Armak
1 On Sunday 19 September 2004 22:06, Dan Armak wrote:
2 > /usr/qt,kde was my decision at the time. I didn't see any obvious better
3 > FHS-mandated place to put them in. If there's a better place, I'd at least
4 > like to hear about it.
5 >
6 > If it's a matter of simply moving the /usr/{qt,kde}/$VERSION directories
7 > anywhere else, that's as simple as setting a few env variables before an
8 > emerge, and changing their default vaules in eclasses or whereever.
10 I'm also still not convinced that this is really against the FHS. I think this
11 could be a border case that just falls in or out the FHS. The FHS forbids
12 direct children directories of /usr, but /usr/kde/3.3 is not a direct child.
13 Maybe it is not in the exact spirit of FHS, but as far as I know the FHS
14 people have also not offered any sensible solution for kde, qt etc. yet. They
15 also DO NOT belong in /opt, as they are not standalone packages (let alone
16 binary which is the gentoo requirement (sort of))
18 Paul
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