[kde-solaris] [kde-discuss] KBE 1.0 - Build enviroment for KDE
alan.duboff at sun.com
Sun Dec 9 23:31:15 CET 2007
On Fri, 7 Dec 2007, Shawn Walker wrote:
> I understand your argument, but because of the C++ lib mess and all of
> the special build options we are doing here, I don't think it's
All binaries should have the runpath compiled into them, and linked with
the proper libraries.
> Sun has also established the standard on Solaris 10 systems that
> well-behaved software lives under /opt and system administrators have
> come to depend on that.
This was way before 10, but that's besides the point. The software belongs
> Doing otherwise is likely to only infuriate admins; just ask on
Just, just like other stuff with infuriate them as well. The bottom line
is that moving forward will cause tension for folks hanging on to the old
> Now, as far as Indiana / whatever -- I would concede that installing
> KDE under /usr, but all the dependences under /opt would be a good
I believe that Indiana will slowly morph into Solaris. It is only
scratching the surface with Indiana, but there will be a lot of changes
coming to Solaris, so get ready for them, IMO.
> That would ensure that our dependencies wouldn't conflict with anyone
> else's and still allow the expectations of *some* individuals to have
> KDE in /usr.
I don't understand your point here.
> Arguably, we could also have KDE live under /opt for these systems but
> install a bunch of symlinks into /usr/bin if so desired.
> I personally don't see what the advantage of installing KDE under /usr
> is if you're going to not have any symlinks in /usr/bin anyway.
Maybe you misunderstand me then, when I say /usr, I mean /usr/bin,
/usr/sbin, /usr/etc, /usr/lib, etc.../usr being the base.
Alan DuBoff - Solaris x86 IHV/OEM Group
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