Subject: Re: KDE2 and KDE3 on the same system
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Benedikt Meurer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/20/2002 18:41:31
On Friday 20 September 2002 17:18, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> Benedikt Meurer <> wrote:
> > On Friday 20 September 2002 16:23, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> > > I guess it's not possible to have KDE2 and KDE3 on the same
> > > system?
> >
> > Its possible. E.g. simply install KDE2 to /usr/local/kde2 and
> > adjust PATH settings of the KDE2 users. You may also want to have a
> > look at the KDEDIR/KDEHOME enviromnemt variables.
> Thanks - that helps.  But I was thinking more along the lines of
> installing both from pkgsrc and both (meta-)pkgs coexisting.

Thats what I thought too :-).

> I guess I'll have to try adjusting PREFIX for one or the other and
> then setting the necessary variables as you suggested.

Thats what I meant to do. Using PREFIX=/usr/local/kde2 for all kde2 
stuff should work (and if not, it'll propably show up some hiden bugs 
to fix ;-).

> -Jan

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