kde3/kde4 co-installability again

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Sat Dec 15 20:08:05 GMT 2007

On Saturday 15 December 2007, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 15, 2007 at 08:18:40PM +0100, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > So some distributions rename Qt4 qmake, so Qt4 qmake can be "qmake" or
> > "qmake4" or "qmake-qt4".
> just like automoc, qmake is for -devel packages. it's always been the
> way that it is impossible to co-install -devel packages from different
> versions. 

It is possible to install both Qt3 and Qt4 devel packages.
But this is not only about co-installability. This is about build tools 
finding what they are looking for, and if qmake or moc or something else for 
Qt4 is needed, then it becomes much easier if these tools have specific 
names, and not the same as other tools which do something similar but not the 


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