FHS & Qt, KDE, ...

Craig M.Reece craigthulu at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 16 13:54:38 PDT 2001

On Monday, July 16, 2001 03:24 pm, Gintautas spoke thusly:
> Hello,
>   I see that e.g. Qt is suggested to install to /usr/local/qt, KDE to
>   /usr/local/kde. I think more programs also violate the FHS standard.
>   Well, I don't care much about the standard, but this makes my
>   dirtree ugly... I think /usr/local is such a place where you could
>   install something, then just rm -rf /usr/local, rebuild the tree and
>   behave as nothing has been installed ;)
>   So, if I want to put things in their place, where should qt,kde and
>   such go?.. Right now on my temporary system I've installed Qt to
>   /usr/lib/qt (a symlink to /usr/lib/qt-?.??) and kde is installed in
>   (ouch!) /usr/X11R6/kde ;)) Heh this KDE thing really doesn't look
>   good, it's just that I've no idea where to put it. I'd like to hear
>   your opinions about such positions. Maybe you should adjust the
>   hints? IIRC the "db" package also has this problem...
>   Oh BTW the KDE hint is a a bit outdated I think (sorry if that's
>   because I was using an older version).
> P.S. Is anybody having problems with "db 1.85 incompatibilities" while
> compiling gnome-utils? My db version is 3.x.x (sorry can't remember
> exactly, maybe this number is totally wrong ;(.
> Maybe someone could help me on this?

Personally I use the /opt hierarchy. The db problem is something I just fixed 
this morning myself; use
    CPPFLAGS="-I/opt/db/include" LDFLAGS="-L/opt/db/lib"
before the ./configure command (put the appropriate paths in there, these are 
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