Why is KDE installing in LOCALBASE; not X11BASE?
michaelnottebrock at gmx.net
Mon Sep 22 15:49:35 PDT 2003
Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> 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):
>> 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
>> bin/ X11R6 binaries (servers, utilities, local
>> 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.
KDE is _NOT_ part of an X11R6 distribution. XFree86, for example, is a X11R6
>> 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.
Except twm, they don't belong there, at least not according to hier(7).
/usr/X11R6 belongs to X, and X is actually a very clearly defined dataset.
>> It's all down to your interpretation of the above segment of hier(7)
>> 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?
It definitely needs to either to be revised in order to extend the purpose of
X11R6, or a lot of ports has to move their default destination. That's if
you're anal about the issue, for which I see no reason. It's a bikeshed issue
if I ever saw one, but it's good to see you're paying attention.
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