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Re: File Systems.

On Mon, 20 Mar 2000, Erik Troan wrote:

> On Mon, 20 Mar 2000, Nicholas Petreley wrote:
> > Neither do I, but in some cases it really helps to define boundaries for
> > certain open source software.  For example, it is a real mess to take a
> > distro that puts KDE in /usr/bin and then upgrade it with a package that
> > wants to put KDE in /opt/kde.  With a little effort,you can get around such
> > things, or you can wait for your distro to come out with the upgrade, but
> > perhaps it doesn't have to be that way.  I haven't given the solution to
> > this problem much thought - maybe someone else here has.
> Relocateable packages are one, a statement from the KDE developers saying that
> "KDE belongs in /opt" or "KDE belongs in /usr" would be another.

The KDE tradition was to package the lot in /opt/kde long before Red Hat
started to package it. As one of the package builders at the time I should
know ;-)


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