Functional KDE desktop

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Sun Mar 17 12:05:21 UTC 2013

I am in the process of upgrading all the ports on a 9.1-PRERELEASE system and I am having a lot of trouble building or running KDE 4.9.5.

I couldn't build it due to x11/xsd not building (didn't make a necessary header), or if I worked around that libkonq was not found by cmake. If I manage to work around that I get an error dialogue when logging in.

In the end I gave up and installed packages (version 4.8.4) however that does work as startkde gives..
[midget 22:10] ~ >env PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/kde4/bin /usr/local/kde4/bin/startkde
xset:  bad font path element (#12), possible causes are:
    Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
    Directory missing fonts.dir
    Incorrect font server address or syntax
startkde: Starting up...
/usr/local/lib/ Undefined symbol "_ZN6Attica15ProviderManagerC1ERK6QFlagsINS0_12ProviderFlagEE"
startkde: Could not start kdeinit4. Check your installation.

c++filt says this symbol is..
Attica::ProviderManager::ProviderManager(QFlags<Attica::ProviderManager::ProviderFlag> const&)

Also, the startkde script does not set the pass so it never finds kcheckrunning.

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