[Development] Qt 6 co-installability with Qt 5

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 01:06:52 CET 2021

Hi Kai.

On Tue, 16 Feb 2021 at 10:34, Kai Köhne <Kai.Koehne at qt.io> wrote:
> To be honest, the whole discussion feels to me that we are being held hostage right now for the fraction of Linux users that cannot use update-alternatives (because they are not administrators). If having different names of tools is such a big problem, why wasn't this addressed by now in Linux itself?

With my maintainer hat on: part of the duty of a maintainer is to
solve issues in the right place. Sometimes is downstreams, in
distributions, and sometimes is directly in the distro.

For this case, as you have seen in other replies, update-alternatives
is just not the right place. And we distribution maintainers have been
trying to solve it at the right place: here, in upstream's code. For
more than a decade now.

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