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Revision as of 12:53, 25 April 2014 by Jriddell (talk | contribs)


KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 2 co-installability

It should be possible to install a kde frameworks 5 runtime alonside a kdelibs 4 runtime so apps can use either one

Many paths have changed by default so there is no clash

  • kdelibs 4 CONFIG_INSTALL_DIR: /usr/share/config
  • kf5 CONFIG_INSTALL_DIR: /etc/xdg
  • kdelibs 4 DATA_INSTALL_DIR: /usr/share/apps
  • kf5 DATA_INSTALL_DIR: /usr/share

HTML_INSTALL_DIR does clash as /usr/share/doc/HTML to allow khelpcentre to find docs from both kdelibs4 land and kf5 land


  • /usr/share/doc/HTML/en/kioslave/ will clash unless distros change docs install path (as debian does)



  • /usr/share/doc/HTML/en/kdebugdialog will clash, manual merge request




This does not co-install with kdelibs4 version, but is not intended to.


clashing files with kde 4's kde-runtime:

  • /usr/share/man/man1/kdesu.1
  • /usr/share/doc/HTML/en/kdesu/index.docbook
  • /usr/bin/keditfiletype
  • /usr/share/kde5/services/filetypes.desktop
  • /usr/bin/kmimetypefinder
  • /usr/bin/ktraderclient
  • /usr/bin/kioclient
  • /usr/bin/kdecp
  • /usr/bin/kdemv
  • /usr/bin/kde-open
  • /usr/bin/ksvgtopng
  • /usr/bin/kstart


clashing files with kde4 kwin:

  • /usr/bin/kwin (due to be renamed?)
  • /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libkdecorations.so
  • libkwinglutils.so.1 (needs sobump anyway?)
  • libkwineffects.so.1 (needs sobump anyway?)
  • libkwinxrenderutils.so.1 (needs sobump anyway?)
  • kwin_update_default_rules can be removed
  • /usr/share/sounds/pop.wav
  • /usr/share/doc/HTML/en/kcontrol/windowspecific

Question: why did kwin.png and kcmkwm.png move from apps to actions? They might need renamed apart from this.

libksysguard ksysguard kinfocenter

these overlap with KDE 4 equivalents from kde-workspace, no change expected

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