Recommending /usr to distributions for KDE4

Richard Smith kde at
Thu Aug 19 11:37:31 BST 2004

On Thursday 19 August 2004 10:36 am, 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 can compile KDE from CVS fine with Debian's KDE 3.2 installed. Just need to 
remember to pass --kdedir to configure (unless KDEDIRS is already set 
correctly), and set the PATH, KDEDIRS and LD_LIBRARY_PATH up afterwards. I 
even get, for instance, kedit from Debian appearing in menus and working 


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