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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Need help: cmake/pkgconfig breakage?

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:02:00 -0500
On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:31:50 -0800 (PST)
Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote:

> > The solution used by Gentoo for installing KDE3 and KDE4 in
> > parallel was to filter the
> > $PATH variable in startkde by using sed--if the startkde
> > for KDE3 was invoked, KDE4 
> > directories would be filtered out of the path, and
> > vice-versa. That fixes most of the 
> > problems you describe (invoking a KDE4 application while
> > running KDE3/Trinity 
> > does require the full path to be given, but that's a minor
> > flaw compared to not knowing 
> > which app you're going to be getting), although I admit it
> > isn't elegant.
> A challenge with that solution is when KDE4 apps are installed in /usr/bin. Tough to filter that location from the $PATH variable. :) I'm curious how that was achieved, unless in Gentoo KDE4 executables are installed someplace unique rather than /usr/bin.

Yes, the installations are made to /usr/kde/[version]/bin under Gentoo...
however, doesn't the system search the $PATH directories in order?
Placing the Trinity bin directory first should cause its contents to take
precedence over what's in /usr/bin if there's a naming conflict, shouldn't