[PATCH] bug 174806

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Apr 11 17:19:21 CEST 2009

Michael Witten wrote:
>2009/4/11 Thiago Macieira <thiago at kde.org>:
>> Why can't the user set PYTHONPATH?
>Unfortunately, this must be done if you're using python < 2.6 and
>installing anywhere but the system-wide site-packages. However, in
>general, this is not a solution, and it is always the wrong mentality.

I see.

Well, if we detect Python 2.6, then we should install to the KDE prefix by 
default. The problem then is, of course, the surprise factor: if someone 
upgrades, suddenly KDE starts installing to the wrong path.

I recommend, instead, that we default to the KDE prefix and, if Python 2.5 
or earlier is detected, we print a big warning at the end of the cmake 
run, saying that you will not be able to run and that you should set the 
PYTHON_SITE_PACKAGES_DIR variable instead. Even make it a fatal error.

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