KDE 1.1.2, RedHat, and "FHS-compliance"

KDE 1.1.2, RedHat, and "FHS-compliance"

Post by Steve D. Perkin » Sat, 25 Sep 1999 04:00:00



        I have noticed that KDE is releasing two version of the RedHat
rpm's for KDE 1.1.2... an "oldstyle" version, and a
"FHS-compliant" version.  I vaguely know a bit about the
Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (isn't that some list of standards
that most distribution makers pay lip service to, but basically
ignore?)... but have a couple questions about how it applies
here.

-  Am I correct in assuming that the "oldstyle" KDE rpm's install
into the "/opt" directory, while the "FHS" ones are the new ones
RedHat ships that go under "/usr" somewhere?

-  If so, is KDE trying to shift towards installing under "/usr"
in the future?  To phrase it a different way, would I be best off
just switching over to the FHS version in order avoid the hassle
of being an "odd man out" down the road?

-  Last but not least, is there any semi-convient way to switch
your KDE installation from being under "/opt" to "/usr"... or do
you just have to bite the bullet, un-install your old KDE, and
re-install with the different rpm's?

        Thanks!

Steve

 
 
 

KDE 1.1.2, RedHat, and "FHS-compliance"

Post by Steve D. Perkin » Sat, 25 Sep 1999 04:00:00


... and on a somewhat-related note, does ANYBODY have a clue as
to what the empty "RedHat-6.1" directory on ftp.kde.org is
for?!?  <smile>

Steve

 
 
 

KDE 1.1.2, RedHat, and "FHS-compliance"

Post by Anthony Hunte » Sun, 26 Sep 1999 04:00:00


hmmm...... lets see....uhhhhhh....damn.....ohhhh.... RedHat 6.1?


> ... and on a somewhat-related note, does ANYBODY have a clue as
> to what the empty "RedHat-6.1" directory on ftp.kde.org is
> for?!?  <smile>

> Steve

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KDE 1.1.2, RedHat, and "FHS-compliance"

Post by Steve D. Perkin » Sun, 26 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:> hmmm...... lets see....uhhhhhh....damn.....ohhhh.... RedHat
> 6.1?

        Ooooh, you're a sharp one... would hate to face you on Jeopordy.

        My point, genius, was that you would think they'd have... oh, I
don't know, a RedHat-6.0 directory with SOMETHING IN IT (since
this IS the current release)... rather than no directory for the
current release and a directory for some upcoming release that is
completely empty.

        Oh never mind....

Steve

 
 
 

KDE 1.1.2, RedHat, and "FHS-compliance"

Post by Steve D. Perkin » Wed, 29 Sep 1999 04:00:00


        Thanks a ton!  You're my new "Hero of the Week"!

        If you scroll down a bit, I posted a question along this vein
(after I implemented your suggestion).  Would you mind taking a
look, and seeing if you can make equal sense of it?

Steve