[kde-solaris] KDE Solaris/Forte major overhaul

Stefan Teleman steleman at nyc.rr.com
Sun Oct 5 20:15:22 CEST 2003


I have decided to take care once and for all of this nasty kderequired 
location/relocation problem. Postponing this would have only made 
matters progressively worse, as new libraries were being added to 
that jumbo bundle.

So, i have started to re-build every single package in kderequired. 
Not only the installation of this package was a major pain for 
everyone, but i discovered that GTK has undergone two major bug fix 
updates since March (which is what the current 3.1.3 release of KDE 
relied upon).

>From now on, the kderequired package will install under /opt/csw/*.
I am not planning on changing the install root directories of KDE and 
QT per se (they will stay /opt/[kde|qt]-<version.major.minor>, 
because i think that is a pretty non-intrusive and practical way of 
installing them, by giving everyone the opportunity to try them out 
first, without having to uninstall a previous version.

Also, from now on, i will be buliding everything with Forte 8 (as 
opposed to Forte 7, which is what i had used until now). This is for 
Solaris 8.

This will take me a few weeks to complete. So, i am kindly asking 
everyone to bear with me while i finish this.

Thank you very much to everyone for your support and patience. :-)


Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python

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