Functional KDE desktop

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Mon Mar 18 22:25:03 UTC 2013

On 18/03/2013, at 3:02, Eric S Pulley <pulley at> wrote:
> I have it working fine here. I originally was using it on 9.0 then I
> upgraded everything but that didn't work well for the KDE 4.8->4.9
> update in ports. Too many ports were split and moved around so I ended
> up removing all ports and remaking them all. One big gotcha is make
> sure you force a reconfigure on everything. 
> My small nightmare was kdepim,kdepim-runtime and kdepimlibs
> there are now two deferment types of PIM you can built the old "4.8
> style" and the new. Make sure you are consistent as these packages are
> deps for many others. For a while I was still picking up settings for
> the old style and it was breaking all over the place.

Ugh I see.
Any idea what these options are called?

> If you want I can send you a list of all the stuff I have installed off
> list and you can see if you're somehow missing important bits...

I ended up nuking all of KDE/Qt and will try again.

I also have had troubles with Python updates and a few things.

I really like ports when installing but they are terrible when upgrading :(

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