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Re: [Gnash-dev] install vs install-plugins && klash

From: strk
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] install vs install-plugins && klash
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 18:48:47 +0200

On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 06:16:53PM +0200, Rob Savoye wrote:
> strk wrote:
> >Yes, for the short term.
> >For the long term, since I don't agree on the default install dir,
> >I'd require a specific ./configure switch to enable install of the plugins
> >(ie: no default, only installed if you pick an install among 
> >prefix|system|user)
>   If you research how other KDE applications install their files, the 
> current way, installing in $HOME/.kde *is* the correct way for end users 
> trying to get a working Kparts plugin.

kdeaddons-3.5.9 installs by default in kde system dir, but accepts to install
all in --prefix if given (warning if it thinks it won't work):

    ----8<---- -------8<------------- 
    # Check if KDE_SET_PREFIX was called, and --prefix was passed to configure
    if test -n "$kde_libs_prefix" -a -n "$given_prefix"; then
      # And if so, warn when they don't match
      if test "$kde_libs_prefix" != "$given_prefix"; then
        # And if kde doesn't know about the prefix yet
        echo ":"`kde-config --path exe`":" | grep ":$given_prefix/bin/:" 2>&1 
        if test $? -ne 0; then
          echo ""
          echo "Warning: you chose to install this package in $given_prefix,"
          echo "but KDE was found in $kde_libs_prefix."
          echo "For this to work, you will need to tell KDE about the new 
prefix, by ensuring"
          echo "that KDEDIRS contains it, e.g. export 
          echo "Then restart KDE."
          echo ""
    ----8<---- ./configure --help -------------8<------------- 
    By default, `make install' will install all the files in
    `the kde prefix/bin', `the kde prefix/lib' etc.  You can specify
    an installation prefix other than `the kde prefix' using `--prefix',
    for instance `--prefix=$HOME'.

> The only person that would want 
> to install in the system directories is root. To do this now does 
> require multiple configure options to Gnash, so having a single option 
> to override the default to make this easier for package maintainers 
> (--enable-kparts-system) is fine.

Yes, I'm suggesting a single option, for both plugins:


>   Installing the plugins in $prefix is completely wrong, as neither the 
> NPPAI nor the KParts style plugins will actually load that way. We could 
> install the plugins parts in $prefix, but we'd still be stuck making 
> symbolic links to either $HOME/.kde or system directories to make the 
> plugins actually work.

I'd just assume if a user intentionally calls --with-plugins-install=prefix
he knows what he's doing. We should make life easy for those that know what
they are doing...


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