Can dbus be installed outside of /usr directory?

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Wed Nov 25 11:48:01 PST 2009

Em Quarta-feira 25. Novembro 2009, às 18.56.47, luying pan escreveu:
> Hi,
>   I'm work on Centos 5, and would like the to keep the original OS distro
> intact but upgrade dbus to a newer version (like install it in /usr/local
> instead of /usr) to be used by a custom program. Is this possible? I can't
> possibly uninstall the old dbus version because too many things depend on
> it. If it's doable, then how would have configure the newer dbus so it'll
> coexist with the old one without conflicts?

Yes, it's possible. You'll want to set the path to the system bus socket in 
configure when you build your copy of D-Bus though.

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