KDE issues after recent portupgrade

Joshua Tinnin krinklyfig at spymac.com
Sat Jan 22 18:20:51 PST 2005

On Saturday 22 January 2005 05:29 pm, Trey Sizemore <trey at fastmail.fm> 
> >From the /usr/ports/UPDATING entry:
> 20040313:
>   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 entirely?
> All the aforementioned apps were working prior to the portupgrade
> command mentioned in UPDATING.

I would uninstall all the KDE ports and then reinstall them, starting 
with kdelibs3, then kdebase3, then the rest. If KDE's installed in the 
right order it does alright, but even installing the kde3 metaport 
misses some dependencies, and when doing an upgrade like this it's 
often not done in the right order. This could cause some breakage. 
After installing kdelibs3, kdebase3 and QT, you might be able to 
install the metaport from there to get the rest, but I personally avoid 
it until after installing everything, as it's always given me problems.

- jt

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