[Kst] kst2 install

Mike Fenton mike.fenton at torchmobile.com
Thu May 28 13:43:06 CEST 2009

Setting the INSTDIR to /usr/lib/kst would install to

Everything would be contained within the directory, the only questions
is where to put the 3 executables.  We can also extend the pluginPaths
to include extra directories if needed as all files in the directory
will be validated.


D. V. Wiebe wrote:
> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 04:14:42PM -0400, Matthew D Truch wrote:
>>> The code for DataObject and DataSource is very similar.  Here is the how
>>> it determines where to look from datasource.cpp:124
>>>   QStringList pluginPaths;
>>>   pluginPaths << QLibraryInfo::location(QLibraryInfo::PluginsPath);
>>>   pluginPaths << QString(qApp->applicationDirPath()).replace("bin",
>>> "plugin");
>>> QPluginLoader is then used to test each file in the list.
>> Does this mean that if I put the binary in /usr/bin/kst and the
>> libraries in /usr/lib/lib* that the plugins have to be in /usr/plugin/?
>> That's kind of a weird place to put files specific to an application,
>> isn't it? 
> My understanding of the FHS (and the GNU system layout, if that's
> still relevant) is that all shared objects, including dlopen'd
> ones, should live under /usr/lib.  Just looking at my own /usr/lib
> here would seem to indicate that /usr/lib/{package_name}/ is a popular
> choice, so maybe a solution would be to replace "bin" with "lib/kst"?
> Or even "lib/kst/plugins"?
> Cheers,
> -dvw
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