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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Proposed starttde patch

From: Aleksey Midenkov <midenok@...>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:11:56 +0400
On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 5:53 PM, David C. Rankin
<drankinatty@...> wrote:
> On 02/27/2012 02:45 AM, /dev/ammo42 wrote:
>>> I would strongly recommend after renaming such scripts as startkde to
>>> > create symlinks to old names or at least ask user in postinst to make
>>> > such links!
>> I think a tdesymlinks packages would be a good idea. It would include
>> not only startkde->starttde, but also symlinks to every renamed
>> application such as twin, etc.
>> It would both:
>> -enable former KDE3 users to use the old names, just by installing one
>> package
>> -if the renaming is completed, enable new Trinity users to install it
>> in /usr alongside KDE SC 4/5.
> +1,
>  A symlink packages is a simple fix to a lot of potential problems. By putting
> symlink control in a single package, you also gain control over the symlink
> issues that users are bound to create them on their own, and can easily
> update/revise the symlink setup by updates to a single package.  I think it is a
> good idea. Something like 'tde-tdesymlinks' or 'trinity-tdesymlinks' sounds like
> a reasonable name.

I suppose, it's not that so. From development p.o.v. you are forcing
yourself to constantly sync different projects. From user p.o.v. he is
forced to install all packages 'tde-tdesymlinks' depends on. Better is
to develop common measure for packaging and inform user once
(remembering his choice).