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Re: [kde] setting an /opt precedent



On Thu, Jan 17, 2002 at 02:13:32PM -0800, Jim Gettys wrote:
> My point is that often, in these large systems, you need both
> systems in parallel, simultaneously, both for developers and users.

> You can't just say: "we'll only have one version of nautilus installed
> at once", for example; people, particularly on shared systems will need
> both versions available simultaneously.

> With advance planning, such projects can mitigate, but not eliminate
> these problems.  Shared libraries have both helped and hurt
> this situation....

> And I think Debian owes the KDE packaging folks some guidance on
> if not /opt, then where....

The party insisting here that KDE3 should be stowed in /opt is not one 
of the "KDE packaging folks".  For that matter, Eray isn't listed as the 
maintainer on any package that links against Qt...

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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