Why is KDE installing in LOCALBASE; not X11BASE?

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at cox.net
Sun Sep 21 23:01:08 PDT 2003

On Mon, 22 Sep 2003 08:50:13 +0300, Andy Fawcett <andy at athame.co.uk> wrote:

> On Monday 22 September 2003 08:39, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
>> I just found out that KDE and KDE apps install in the /usr/local
>> instead /usr/X11R6, so I am wondering why is that? I am just curious
>> and I personal will put them in /usr/X11R6..
> From hier(7):
> /usr/
>     local/    local executables, libraries, etc.  Also used as the
>               default destination for the FreeBSD ports framework.
>               Within local/, the general layout sketched out by hier
>               for /usr should be used.  Exceptions are the man
>               directory (directly under local/ rather than under
>               local/share/), ports documentation (in
>               share/doc/<port>/), and /usr/local/etc (mimics /etc).
>     X11R6/    X11R6 distribution executables, libraries, etc
>                         (optional).
>               bin/      X11R6 binaries (servers, utilities, local
>                         packages/ports).
>               etc/      X11R6 configuration files and scripts.
>               include/  X11R6 include files.
>               lib/      X11R6 libraries.
>               man/      X11R6 manual pages.
>               share/    architecture-independent files.
> So, from this, it's arguable where they should go.
> KDE isn't part of X11R6, so it should go in /usr/local/, as should
> Gnome, Windowmaker etc.

Well, KDE is part of X app.

> Of course, you can argue that it is tightly integrated with X, so should
> go under /usr/X11R6.

Awful a lot of WM are in /usr/X11R6, so I think we see the winner easily.

> It's all down to your interpretation of the above segment of hier(7)
> really.
> Me? I don't care, and I'm not going to bikeshed the issue.

Well, I do care. :-) Perhaps, the hier(7) need to be explain more clear or 
just clean?


> A.

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