Recommending /usr to distributions for KDE4

Arend van Beelen jr. arend at
Thu Aug 19 12:36:08 BST 2004

On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 11:36:06 +0200
  Waldo Bastian <bastian at> wrote:
> On Wednesday 18 August 2004 15:22, David Faure wrote:
>> This is what $KDEHOME solves: you can have a different 
>>.kde dir for your
>> various KDE versions.
>> But we're going away from the topic imho; this isn't 
>>about where we
>> developers install unstable versions of KDE, it's about 
>>where distributions
>> install KDE. Having the same prefix, e.g. /usr, in all 
>>distros, certainly
>> makes the job easier for 3rd-party kde apps who want to 
>>provide binary
>> packages. The same binary package can work on many 
>>distros, provided they
>> all use the same paths for KDE stuff. And versioning the 
>>dirs can probably
>> solve problems indeed, e.g. /usr/share/kde4/services/ 
>>for kde4-based
>> components....
I'd like to note that with the binary relocation patch 
that went into KStandardDirs some time ago it is no 
problem to run an application that was compiled against a 
KDE installed in /usr on a KDE installed in /opt/kde for 

Arend van Beelen jr.

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