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Re: Interpreting FHS

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On Wednesday 16 January 2002 16:53, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> But kde in /opt is sick. You cannot say:
> this app is an KDE2 app, so install it in /opt/kde2
> This way, you do not look at packages which are somewhat KDE2 but not
> completely (e.g. licq).
> Then you probably say: it is only for main KDE. Well that does not make
> sense either.

Tell this to kdecore hackers who designed it that way, and that way is being 
used by everybody else including unices other than linux. It's messed up just 
in debian. And may I add that KDE hackers loathe the debian packaging 
somehow? [*] There is some major misunderstanding there, some not-so-wise 
people somewhere decided that the common KDE installation applied in other 
distributions is not FHS compliant, althought it *is*, and now everybody and 
his dog thinks that /opt/kde3 violates FHS. It would be much more consistent 
if kde was just there in /opt/kde3. I don't say anything about KDE2, it's 
already obsolete. Trying to change KDE2 packaging would not be a good idea.

Now is a good time to follow wisdom of KDE hackers and install it in 
/opt/kde3 as we should. So that we don't have all of KDE cluttering the whole 
filesystem namespace (such as /usr/share/<x>)


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