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Re: [trinity-devel] Fwd: [opensuse-factory] Proposal for 12.2, move all binaries under /usr

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 16:40:27 -0600
> 2011/11/25 Robert Xu <robxu9@...>
>> If the system administrators do this change, how will we accommodate
>> Trinity to it?
>> Fedora is doing it; openSUSE is having an argument about if this is good
>> or not.
>> Gentoo had a discussion on this, I think.
>> Should this be treated like a simple "let's move to /usr/local" or has
>> the renaming allowed us to install side by side with KDE4 without the
>> use of /opt?
> I have read this proposal some time ago, and even if don't entirely agree
> with it because I don't consider it painless as everybody seems to
> believe,
> I think it can also lead to interesting possibilities.
> It seems that /opt is not even considered in the plan. To me /opt doesn't
> stink :) I think it's a reasonable short term solution, as long as $PATH
> keeps working the traditional way (as it should for a long time).
> Of course a complete rename of every application, binary, lib, man and so
> on, to avoid any name collision with KDE, even installing in the same
> paths, is the true long term solution. But I really don't know if this is
> already the case. Timothy?

Renaming konsole and other applications will be very difficult, as the TDE
userbase is quite familiar with the existing names.  If I were to start
renaming these applications I suspect I would have a mass migration to
LXDE or another desktop entirely, as the learning curves will tilt in
favor of a more mainstream desktop.