qt4: make FHS-friendly (bug #196901)

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Fri Jun 30 11:36:22 UTC 2006

Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jun 2006 15:51:45 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
>> Per
>> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/196901
>> I'm planning on moving bits out of the traditional %_libdir/qt4.  For 
>> packagers, the biggest difference(s) will be:
>> libdir: %_libdir/qt4/%_lib/* -> %_libdir/*
>> headerdir: %_libdir/qt4/include/* -> %_includedir/*
>> as well as:
>> datadir: %_libdir/qt4 -> %_datadir/qt4
>> docdir: %_docdir/qt4-doc-%version -> %_docdir/qt4
>> translationdir: %_libdir/qt4/translations -> %_datadir/qt4/translations
> What will be moved? The 'qt4' hierarchy? Individual files? What happens to
> the concept of co-existing Qt installations?

%_libdir/qt4 (aka the qt4 heirarchy) will still exist, The main changes are:
* shared libs will now be in %_libdir
* header files will now be in %_includedir
* noarch content will (largely) now live in %_datadir/qt4 instead.

But the qt4 heirarchy (%_libdir/qt) will still exist, containing other 
arch-specific bits (binaries, plugins, etc...)

This arrangement doesn't preclude having another parallel-installable 
qt4 somewhere else, but that's not ever much of a concern/priority, imo.

> Will these changes survive package movement into Core (i.e. when Qt 4.x
> will appear in Core)?

I'd assume so, but that would depend on who (continues) to maintain it 

-- Rex

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