Python site packages

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Sun Jan 20 07:37:28 UTC 2013

On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 12:55 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
> On Saturday 19 January 2013 at 22:33:19, David Faure wrote:
>> Because this breaks "make install" for developers.
>> (For the recommended case of installing as user rather than as root).
>> The default should make it easy for everyone who wants to contribute to KDE.
> But that makes things harder for packagers, for the benefit of the vocal, but
> very small, minority of users who compile KDE directly from source.

Are you implying that KDE Developers are a "small minority of users"?

Do remember that developers have to compile and install the same
sources as well, and for many reasons most do not want their
self-compiled version to affect the system in any way. This build
system change lowers the barrier to entry for KDE Development in my
view and should be retained.

It is far easier for packagers (who have experience and the benefits
of being directly notified of this change) to add a single CMake
argument to their build scripts than it is for all new developers to
discover and then use this option. Running into a installation problem
will just dissuade them and will ultimately harm the KDE Community in
the long term.

>         Kevin Kofler

Ben Cooksley

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