[kde-freebsd] New Prefix for KDE4
list_kde-freebsd at soulrebel.in-berlin.de
Wed Jan 23 23:46:03 CET 2008
As far as I understood recent posts on this list, the current plan is to
put kde4 into $PREFIX/kde4 , right?
I think thats not really good, since it breaks the clean hierarchy of
FreeBSD. Why is not possible to split libs and headers into extra dirs
and rename the binaries?
e.g. put kdeX-libs into $PREFIX/lib/kdeX, headers into
$PREFIX/include/kdeX and rename the binaries to foobarX.
You can use flags like USE_KDE3 and USE_KDE4, to define whether a port
includes certain dirs for libraries and headers.
This has some advantages as far as i can see:
1) cleaner hierarchy
2) since both kde3 and kde4 libs+headers are in non-default location,
one doesnt unintentionally link with one or the other.
3) also it is always clear which binaries are used. I think it will get
rather confusing when people have two equally named binaries, in
different places. Especially if you have different parts of both kde
versions installed, you will quickly lose track of which comes from
where. Programs that look for binaries in your path will also
4) there is no problem dropping kde3 sometime, if desirable.
5) it would be consistant with the qt4-ports that left there stuff
in-place (although its easier on them, because the new libs are called
different than the old ones) and renamed their binaries to foobar-qt4
Are there any drawbacks to this approach besides having to change the
current kde-ports (and the kde-ports-meta-stuff and bump all
kde-dependent ports one up)? <- I know that isnt trivial.
Oh btw, you might ask yourself why I propose all of this, while nobody
knows me and I haven't done anything really and can't help (at least
not until March)... Well, I just thought doing it this way would make
more sense and wanted to at least tell you people :D
I hope to be able to help in March (if there is still work left, then).
Good Luck & thanks for the efforts!
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