KDE issues after recent portupgrade
imoore at picknowl.com.au
Sun Jan 23 02:22:57 PST 2005
On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 11:59, Trey Sizemore wrote:
> >From the /usr/ports/UPDATING entry:
> AFFECTS: users of textproc/expat2
> AUTHOR: marcus at FreeBSD.org
> Users of expat2 (and its many dependencies) should do the following to
> properly update expat2 and all of its dependencies:
> portupgrade -rf textproc/expat2
> I did the mentioned portupgrade above and a *lot* of packages were
> reinstalled, among those KDE. I'm not sure in retrospect that I needed
> to do this as I only installed FreeBSD on this box a couple of months
> ago. Anyway, since the upgrade Konqueror crashes when started in a
> directory (core dumps) as a file browser, KDE notifications no longer
> work (although sound from Gnome apps *do* work -> I have
> gnome-session-daemon start when I log into KDE) and k3b won't start any
> longer for starters.
> What would be the best way to try an rectify this? Reinstall kde from
> scratch with a 'portupgrade -rf /usr/ports/X11/kde3' or something else
> All the aforementioned apps were working prior to the portupgrade
> command mentioned in UPDATING.
You could try removing the kde packages & install packages instead - the
FreeBSD-KDE people seem to suggest that's the prefered method for KDE.
See http://rabarber.fruitsalad.org/index.html for the correct PACKAGESITE
setting to use with portupgrade.
Having said that, the latest ports have some more recent updates, so
kdenetwork & one or two others will still need to be compliled from ports to
get you fully up to date.
I've found that method to work well for me & it saves a hell of a lot of
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