Recommending /usr to distributions for KDE4

David Faure faure at
Thu Aug 19 11:35:59 BST 2004

On Thursday 19 August 2004 11:36, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> 1) With a distributor provided KDE in /usr it will be more difficult to 
> build/use a development version of KDE in parallel (using the _same_ major 
> version) since the old KDE version will remain part of $PATH and the include 
> path of the compiler. Is it actually possible to build development versions 
> right now on e.g. RedHat or do you need to uninstall RedHat's KDE first?

I do it on Mandrake all the time, without uninstalling the distribution's KDE first.
Nothing special required (LD_LIBRARY_PATH and PATH and KDEDIR[S] as usual).

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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