[kde-edu]: Packaging issues

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Sun Nov 2 16:26:38 CET 2008

A Diumenge 02 Novembre 2008, Anne-Marie Mahfouf va escriure:
> Hi people,
> I am submitting this to the mailing list as I cannot sort it out myself and
> it regards kvtml and maybe other distributions as well.
> In KDE 4, we wanted to share more of the .kvtml files and thus we install
> those .kvtml files in $KDEDIR/share/kvtml instead of $KDEDIR/share/khangman
> or $KDEDIR/share/kanagram. Thus all programs using KVTML format can use all
> the available files.
> But some distributions (debian based) then did not package KHangMan data
> with KHangMan, they packaged it with KAnagram (as Kanagram data also
> installs in $KDEDIR/share/kvtml). KHangMan crashes when there is no data as
> it is designed to start with a word to guess.
> So I'd like to see here what should be done to ensure we have a minimum set
> of data shipped with those apps. Every application should be shipped with
> the data that is in the KDE svn application folder, thsi is how we designed
> it. If it is not possible, should KHangMan be redesigned to accomodate no
> data? Should we keep this /share/kvtml folder?

From my limited packaging knowledge, doing what we do is OK, just that 
packagers did a mistake they have to fix, nothing to worry on our side 
besides angry users.


> Should we add more information for distributions? Where? What form?
> Anne-Marie
> PS: I am CCing Suse and Mandriva to see if they have the same problem.
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