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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Arch - change standard install loc from /opt/trinity to /opt/tde?

From: Baho Utot <baho-utot@...>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:25:52 -0500
On 02/23/2012 10:17 AM, Calvin Morrison wrote:
>> No I don't refuse, since you folks are going in whatever way quite blindly
>> and I don't wish to follow forces me to travel another path.
>> What I do works for me and if it can benifit others then good, use what I
>> have.  It was you folks that refused to use what I have.
>> What you have just doesn't work for me or is horribly broken which does'nt
>> help me at all.
>> That is from Arch linux vantage point.  ie from a distro point.
>> I am looking at it from a local system admin point which from the LSB points
>> installation into /usr/local
> Which is quite illogical - because we are creating packages. therefore
> we need to follow the view point of packagers. If i was just building
> then installing without packages - it would go within /usr/local/. but
> I'm not. I am creating packages for archlinux users who want to
> install binary packages with no conflicts to KDE4 or other archlinux
> we are packaging for Archlinux, therefore we embrace and take the
> standpoint of Arch.

You are not an arch dev.  Therefore tde is an addon package by others 
not indorsed by arch linux.

>> Where is KDE4 installed to on a arch linux install?
>>       cmake ../${pkgname}-${pkgver} \
>>                -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release \
>>                -DCMAKE_SKIP_RPATH=ON \
>>                -DKDE_DISTRIBUTION_TEXT='Arch Linux' \
>>                -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr \
>>                -DSYSCONF_INSTALL_DIR=/etc \
>>                -DHTML_INSTALL_DIR=/usr/share/doc/kde/html \
>>                -DKDE_DEFAULT_HOME='.kde4' \
>>                -DWITH_FAM=OFF
>>        make
>> Oh look it installs into /usr just where tde should also install to .
> We != kde.


> I am totally okay with our non-binary, documentation files going into
> /usr/share/doc, but at this point it is still less of a hassle ( and
> something easily changed ) to install to /opt/trinity/
>> The issue is that because of conflicts, tde can not be installed to /usr so
>> the arch devs simply can not install it there.
> exactly.
>> Since it is _not_ installed from a distro... I believe that LSB states it is
>> a locally installed package that should go into /usr/local.
> Again, you have some skewed point of view regarding our packages. they
> will be binary packages, that installed via a repository in a
> completely normal way. nothing local about it.
>> Any way I don't see arch picking up tde for a long time.
> Certainly not with that attitude.

Dude.... tde is not ready for prime time.