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Re: KDE filesystem structure

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[please don't cc: me.  I'm on the list :-)]

On Tuesday 15 January 2002 02:41 pm, James Thorniley wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 January 2002 8:06 pm, David Bishop wrote:
> >  The only problem I have with the
> > packaging of kde is when I try to compile something like kpilot (to which
> > I contribute very little) and install, I end up having to put stuff into
> > /usr, just to get it to work (i've never successfully compiled a kde app
> > into /usr/local and had it work).  However, that is no different than if
> > it was in /usr/kde2, or /opt/kde or whatever.  IOW, it's a KDE problem,
> > not a debian one :-)
> Speaking now as someone who programs apps for KDE (rather than a
> disgruntled debian user ;), the reason for this is as follows
<snip what I already understood> 

If you re-read what I said, I was complaining about how KDE uses that 
approach: everything in the same directory.  IOW, I already understand how it 
works, and even partly why, but don't like it :-)  I would *like* to be able 
to have a debianized kde "base" system, and also be able to compile *some* 
apps locally (kpilot in particular) without having to worry about conflicts.  
IOW, the /usr prefix is fine, I just want /usr/local to work as well B-)  
Now, as I have not volunteered to get off my buttocks and figure out a clean 
way to achieve this goal, let alone actually *doing* it, all I can do is 
offer my opinion accompanied by smilies...  I obviously like KDE (and 
debian!), so this isn't a showstopper for me, but it sure would be nice...

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