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[opensuse-packaging] Gnome packages prefix
  • From: Stanislav Brabec <sbrabec@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 12:51:24 +0200
  • Message-id: <1150282284.21379.14.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Adrian Schröter wrote:
> Am Wednesday 14 June 2006 10:04 schrieb James Ogley:
> > On Tue, 2006-06-13 at 14:21 -0400, Jonh Arson wrote:
> > > Alright then, i started to move my stuff over to 2.15 yesterday and did
> > > a bit this morning too, working on the platform ATM updated glib, cairo,
> > > glitz, gnome-keyring, poppler, and some more stuff to get the 2.9 branch
> > > of gtk to work still clashing on pango need to contact gcj team and make
> > > it so swing doesn't get pull as a dep of gettext.
> > >
> > > Should i move all my stuff to /usr already ? i prefer to not screw with
> > > that now personally.
> >
> > Taking this to opensuse-packaging, Stanislav do you have a view on this?
> actually, there was a decision by the dist team only to change the prefix at
> major version updates to avoid hazzle and incompatibilities.
> Not sure, if this really will happen for Gnome 2 line.

The possible GNOME move to /usr will be discussed after SLED10 release.
It is not yet clean whether we will do it.

It is not clean, whether GNOME3 will appear in next years. And even if
it will appear, the API will be probably at least partially compatible
with GNOME2.

Standard GNOME applications can be compiled in SuSE with any prefix
(including /usr/local) without any problems
(see /etc/profile.d/
and /etc/profile.d/, except

The prefix clash problems can occur with core GNOME and GTK+ (input
methods, pango modules, gnome-vfs modules etc.), if some packages will
be in /usr and some in /opt/gnome.

And as I wrote in previous mail, all compatibility problems can be fixed
by /opt/gnome -> /usr symlink, which is not yet possible with current

Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
software developer
SuSE CR, s. r. o. e-mail: sbrabec@xxxxxxx
Drahobejlova 27 tel: +420 296 542 382
190 00 Praha 9 fax: +420 296 542 374
Czech Republic

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