[Kst] Re: kst 1.x and 2.x file naming conflicts

Barth Netterfield netterfield at astro.utoronto.ca
Thu Apr 7 20:10:36 CEST 2011

Hmmm... lots of cruft you've found there...

I'll make the changes to the cmake files that I list below.

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 5:22 PM, Steve Benton
<sbenton at physics.utoronto.ca> wrote:
> In building a debian package for kst2, I've encountered a small
> collection of files that are also installed by the existing kst (1.x)
> package. This appears to result from incomplete renaming from "kst" to
> "kst2", and possibly from legacy bits in the source tree that are no
> longer used.
> These files are (with a /usr install prefix):
> /usr/share/applnk/Graphics/kst.desktop

Might be used, but should be changed to kst2.desktop.  I'll fix this.

> /usr/share/apps/kst/kstui.rc

This is a kst1.x, file, and should be removed from the kst2 source tree

> /usr/share/apps/kst/tutorial/gyrodata.dat

Demo data.  Not sure what to do about this.  For now, lets *not*
install it, but soon, lets figure out what we want to do with a
tutorial package.

> /usr/share/config/colors/IDL*

Not currently used.  We might decide to use them eventually, but they
should not be installed.

> /usr/share/mimelink/application/x-kst.desktop

Don't know what this is, but it should at least be re-named.

> /usr/share/services/kst/kstdata_*.desktop
> /usr/share/services/kst/kstplugin_*.desktop
> /usr/share/servicetypes/kstbasicplugin.desktop
> /usr/share/servicetypes/kstdataobjectplugin.desktop
> /usr/share/servicetypes/kstdatasourceplugin.desktop
> /usr/share/servicetypes/kstextension.desktop
> /usr/share/servicetypes/kstfilter.desktop
> /usr/share/servicetypes/kstplugin.desktop

As far as I can tell, none of these are used in any way by kst2, and,
as an added bonus, refer to the kst1.x libraries anyway.  They should
not be installed, but until I know that they will never be needed, I
am hesitant to remove them from the source tree.

> I think the kst.desktop file creates a menu entry, but I can't identify
> the use of any of the others. As such, I worry that removing or renaming
> these files in the package will break some functionality I'm not aware of.
> Moreover, it seems the removing/renaming shouldn't just occur in the
> debian package as similar difficulties would be encountered by somebody
> installing from source. Can somebody that knows what these files are for
> provide some insight into what can be done with them?
> Thanks,
> -Steve
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C. Barth Netterfield
University of Toronto

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