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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Topic: Kdeprefix for KDE 4.2: yes or no?
Reason: Make this post sticky with a clear answer by a moderator in the first post. I believe the gentoo kde devs' reply is "NO"

There already is a sticky that answers this. -- nixnut
Then, I would suggest that the opinion of a gentoo kde dev be made clear in the sticky post. I had read in some post (can't recall exactly which post) where a gentoo kde dev had said that using -kdeprefix is preferred. This preference for -kdeprefix is not mentioned anywhere in the sticky or in the gentoo kde4.x guide. The gentoo kde4.x guide just mentions that -kdeprefix is the default, but it doesn't mention that it is the preferred one.
I was hoping that if this is mentioned explicitly somewhere, then people would have a clear idea of what to use.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ppurka wrote:
I was hoping that if this is mentioned explicitly somewhere, then people would have a clear idea of what to use.


nixnut points once more to the sticky
That KDE-4 sticky wrote:
# Portage repository
The only officially supported and recommended way to get KDE4 (4.2.3 recently).

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small update
I portage section please replace:
Quote:
KDE4 (4.2.3 recently)

with
Quote:
KDE4 (4.2.4 recently)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done, thanks again.

Merged three posts from the reports topic.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please prepend the following in FAQ section (keeping spacing to match existing one if I messed sth):

Quote:
Q: What's the deal with kdeprefix USE flag and why is it masked?

A: As explained in guide, kdeprefix USE flag allows installing KDE4 in alternate location, thus making it possible to have multiple KDE4 releases side by side. Note that this is not needed to have KDE3 installed as well. Because having multiple KDE4 installations has known issues like bugs 258027 or 267793, it's not ready for public consumption hence it's been disabled by default.


Q: I want to run amarok, but all I get is "symbol lookup error: /usr/kde/live/lib64/kde4/plugins/styles/oxygen.so: undefined symbol". What should I do?

A: It's a Qt bug that appears when using kdeprefix USE flag. Qt plugin loader appends "qtplugins" path from currently running KDE4 session, causing oxygen.so from wrong KDE prefix to be dlopen'ed. Unfortunately it as well cashes plugin locations in ~/.config/Trolltech.conf, making it permanently broken unless the file is removed. It usually happens with amarok or any other KDE4 applications installed in no prefix (/usr), that are built against existing KDE4 in one prefix (for example /usr/kde/4.2), but run from the other (for example in Gnome, KDE3 or /usr/kde/live). For now there's no known solution.



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done, thanks for the updates.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nixnut wrote:
ppurka wrote:
I was hoping that if this is mentioned explicitly somewhere, then people would have a clear idea of what to use.


nixnut points once more to the sticky
That KDE-4 sticky wrote:
# Portage repository
The only officially supported and recommended way to get KDE4 (4.2.3 recently).
Thanks. I see that the kde-4.x guide has been updated now.
kde-4.x guide wrote:
Warning: Big Fat Warning! kdeprefix use flag masked. Its unsupportedAnd shouldnt be used by our users in any way. Use in your own risc

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

could use some more editing... :wink:

Quote:
Warning: Big Fat Warning! The kdeprefix use flag is masked. It is unsupported and should not be used by users in any way. Use in your own risk.


the double warning could also perhaps use refinement.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In kde-testing section, please replace:
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live KDE ebuilds tracking 4.2.x development branch (-4.2.9999)

with
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live KDE ebuilds tracking 4.3.x development branch (-4.3.9999)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reavertm wrote:
In kde-testing section...

Done.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update request:


  • in Portage repository section replace all "4.2.4" occurrences with "4.3.1" (in link as well)

  • in kde-testing section replace:
    Quote:
    KDE releases that will later appear in the Portage repository (-4.2.x)
    with
    Quote:
    KDE releases that will later appear in the Portage repository (-4.3.x)

    , also replace:
    Quote:
    periodically updated main development tree snapshots (-4.2.xx)
    with
    Quote:
    periodically updated main development tree snapshots (-4.3.xx)


  • in FAQ section replace:
    Quote:
    KDE 4.2 in Portage - FAQ
    with
    Quote:
    KDE4 in Portage - FAQ

    , also replace:
    Quote:
    Why there are no sets for KDE 4.2?
    with
    Quote:
    Why there are no sets for KDE4?

    and replace:
    Quote:
    KDE-4.2 so far is NOT making use of sets

    with
    Quote:
    KDE4 so far is NOT making use of sets


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done.
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