Proposal for KDE 4.0

Luís Pedro Coelho luis at
Wed Aug 18 22:02:30 BST 2004

On Wednesday 18 August 2004 15:36, Leo Savernik wrote:
> > What would be the FHS compatible way?
> >  /usr/bin/kde4
> >  /usr/lib/kde4
> >  /usr/share/kde4
> >  ...
> > Right?
> Hmm, if that's the FHS-blessed way, I fail to see the advantage over the
> traditional /opt/kde<n>

The issue is sharing.

/usr  = Unix Shared Resources : things which can be mounted after the machine 
has booted

/usr/share : things which can be shared between different (binary) platforms.

The above solution preserves this.

(this is the same as the difference between /s?bin and /usr/s?bin. /bin 
and /sbin should contain enough to bail a system out if a network mount 
of /usr fails).

BTW, if  /opt is for 3rd party stuff (as in the LSB), then I always read "3rd 
party" to mean "not a part of the base system," as in, my distribuition 
should keep /opt clean for me to put things in. So, if my distribution 
includes KDE it should not go into /opt. Of course, if I compile it 
myself, /opt seems the right place.

Luís Pedro Coelho

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