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From: Dan Armak <danarmak@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 20:05:20
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] any interest in removing /usr/qt and /usr/kde ? by Thomas Weidner <>
1 On Sunday 19 September 2004 22:50, Thomas Weidner wrote:
2 > Hi,
3 >
4 > I think all know /usr/qt and /usr/kde conflicts with the FHS, but it's
5 > there in order to make it possible to have several versions of kde/qt
6 > installed side by side. If there was a way to make qt and kde
7 > installations FHS compilant without removing the possibility to have
8 > several versions installed side by side,whould there be any interest to
9 > add it to portage or want gentoo developers to stick with the current
10 > solution? I know the current version works, but it conflicts with the
11 > FHS (and therefore with the LSB).
13 /usr/qt,kde was my decision at the time. I didn't see any obvious better
14 FHS-mandated place to put them in. If there's a better place, I'd at least
15 like to hear about it.
17 If it's a matter of simply moving the /usr/{qt,kde}/$VERSION directories
18 anywhere else, that's as simple as setting a few env variables before an
19 emerge, and changing their default vaules in eclasses or whereever.
21 --
22 Dan Armak
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