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Re: Why did I suggest /usr/lib/kde3 or /opt/kde3? (Re: What are Chris and Daniel actually going to do now?)

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On Thursday 17 January 2002 17:10, Daniel Stone wrote:
> That IS an ugly hack. The only package I know of that does this is qt2,
> because that's the way it works, and there's no non-trivial way to make
> it use the Debian layout without breaking every assumption made.

ls /usr/lib/petsc

There must be others, too.

> My suggestion was this, which I did roughly with apache2:
> if [ echo $i | egrep -i ^kde ]; then NEWNAME=`echo $i | sed -e
> 's/^kde/kde3/;'` else NEWNAME=`echo $i | sed -e 's/$/3/;'`

This might not work, you might have to tell it at build time...

> > I suggest you to at least implement: "/usr/share/kde3" under which all
> > KDE3 ro arch indep data should go in such as "/usr/share/kde/icons".
> I have no beef with this. This is the sort of sane suggestion I wish
> you'd come up with more frequently. I've always thought this should be
> done, as /usr/share is just too cluttered.

OK. Agreed then. At last we have an agreement :)

> > Second suggestion is to implement "/usr/lib/kde3" and append the path to
> > /etc/ld.so.conf like the atlas package does. It's the nicest way to
> > handle that large collection of libraries.
> ICK, NO.

Hehe, you're such a Stone. That's an officially supported way of achieving 
this. There's no problem with it, it's just as good as putting them in 
/usr/lib. Just have a look at how packages such as libc5 and atlas handle 
this. I'm certain there are others, too.


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