[blfs-dev] BLFS tagging is finished

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 10:18:30 PDT 2015

Pierre Labastie wrote:
> On 29/09/2015 20:43, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> OK, tagging is finally finished and all tickets for 7.8 are closed.
>> Let's take a day to review and fix up any outstanding issues.  If anyone knows
>> of something else that needs to be fixed, please speak up here.
>> If nothing comes up, I plan on releasing LFS-7.8 and BLFS-7.8 stable versions
>> on Thursday, October 1st.
> I do not know whether KF5-intro is correct in the /usr part, and also, it
> seems to me that there is some redundancy in the parts added to
> /etc/profile.d/qt5.sh and /etc/profiles.d/kf5.sh (in the /opt/kf5 case).
> Problem is: there are 4 cases:
> - Qt5 in /usr, Kf5 in /usr
> - Qt5 in /usr, Kf5 in /opt
> - Qt5 in /opt, Kf5 in /usr
> - Qt5 in /opt, Kf5 in /opt, which, although not recommended (only thelast one
> is), are all possible according to the book. I am not sure all cases are covered.

In reviewing the /usr install setuup for kf5,  all the pathappend 
statements depend on the location of qt5.  We do have a note in the qt5 
section about installing in /usr/bin/qt5 and similar qt5 subdirectories 
of other system directories.

This is my analysis:

If qt5 is in /usr/bin/qt5 (and similar), then we need

pathappend /usr/lib/qt5/plugins QT_PLUGIN_PATH

If it is in /opt, then we need:

pathappend /opt/qt5/plugins QT_PLUGIN_PATH

Actually, the script should be appended to /etc/profile.d/qt5.sh, not 

cat >> /etc/profile.d/qt5.sh << "EOF"
# Begin Qt5 changes for KF5

# Assuming $QT5DIR == '/usr'

pathappend /usr/lib/qt5/plugins QT_PLUGIN_PATH
pathappend /usr/lib/qt5/qml     QML_IMPORT_PATH
pathappend /usr/lib/qt5/qml     QML2_IMPORT_PATH

# End Qt5 changes for KF5

We also need to add

pathappend /usr/bin/qt5         PATH

to the qt5.sh in the qt5 section of the book.

Does this look right to you?

   -- Bruce

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