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Re: [kde] setting an /opt precedent

On Thu, Jan 17, 2002 at 09:47:51PM +0200, Eray Ozkural (exa) wrote:
> Aside from discussion of /opt policy in FHS:
> Note that the mere suggestion of putting KDE files in /opt/kde3 was because 
> the above reason is not valid for KDE since it is quite different from the
> majority of software packages which are smaller pieces of software designed 
> according to GNU Coding Standards. As a matter of fact, KDE also obeys GNU 
> Coding Standards to some extent but it is a very large system and therefore 
> many kde developers feel that it deserves its own directory; somewhat like 
> X11. That's all. 

As I keep telling you, KDE developers are upstream. We're Debian. We
decide what goes where when you type "apt-get install kde". Without
condescention, they pump out a desktop environment, we package it. The
two generally don't overlap and shouldn't. Leave the distributing to the

The two arguments I've heard from you so far can be boiled down to:
  * Solaris, SuSE, <insert commercial UNIX here> does it, so it must be
  * KDE hackers think it's k00l!

Daniel Stone						    <daniel@sfarc.net>
<aj> (britney's subscribed to -devel-changes...)
<Overfiend> sick sick sick
* asuffield observes that britney is a collossal hack
<asuffield> Overfiend: you don't want to see how it handles the RC buglist,
then ;)
<Overfiend> subscribes to debian-bugs-dist?  :-P

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