Why is KDE installing in LOCALBASE; not X11BASE?

David Xu davidxu at FreeBSD.org
Mon Sep 22 17:33:40 PDT 2003

On Monday 22 September 2003 13:50, Andy Fawcett 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.
> Of course, you can argue that it is tightly integrated with X, so should
> go under /usr/X11R6.
> 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.
> A.

Sorry for a bit OT, but why is Trolltech QT installed into /usr/X11R6 ?
QT obviously does not belong to X11 distribution, and just a third paty
widget library. Things are messed up.

David Xu

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