FHS & Qt, KDE, ...
craigthulu at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 16 13:54:38 PDT 2001
On Monday, July 16, 2001 03:24 pm, Gintautas spoke thusly:
> 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 Oh BTW the KDE hint is a a bit outdated I think (sorry if that's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
before the ./configure command (put the appropriate paths in there, these are
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