polling opinions: how much QT3/KDE3.5 to preserve in dports this July?

Freddie Cash fjwcash at gmail.com
Mon Jun 3 11:15:54 PDT 2013

On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 4:39 AM, Francois Tigeot <ftigeot at wolfpond.org>wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 02, 2013 at 01:28:56PM +0200, John Marino wrote:
> > On 6/1/2013 19:34, Francois Tigeot wrote:
> > > Another issue: kde4 applications don't install their binaries in
> > > /usr/local/bin but /usr/local/kde4/bin.
> > >
> > > The default PATH will need to be changed.
> >
> > Why is that "an issue"?
> > To me it's a good thing, and obviously FreeBSD intentionally did this.
> I meant /usr/local/kde4/bin has to be added to the default PATH.
> Having to type the complete path for binaries is an issue in my book;
> regular applications don't need it.
> No, you don't.

Once you login to KDE4, it sets environment variables to tell KDE apps
where to find all it's binaries.  You don't have to specify full paths in
the Run.. dialog, nor from terminal emulators like Konsole or Terminator.

It all "Just Works".

If you are not logged into KDE4, then you need to specify the full path to
the binaries.  But, if you aren't logged into KDE4 (nor running any KDE4
apps), then you're probably at the console ... where running KDE4 apps
would be kind of pointless.  :)

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at gmail.com
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