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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:07 am    Post subject: RazorQt masked, lxqt can't build, lxde can't build [Solved] Reply with quote

I have been using razorqt happily for two years. Today I find that razorqt is hard masked, so I have to move to something else. Lxqt seems to be the natural replacement, but it depends on razorqt-base/libqtxdg-0.5.3, which is of course hard masked. And lxde also requires razorqt packages to build.

So what to do? I don't want to unmask any hard masked packages, but there seems to be no way to complete an emerge world and still keep using a decent desktop environment. Any ideas? Or better yet, any insight into what is going on with lxqt and why the whole family is hard masked? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RazorQt has merged with LXDE to form LXQt. The upgrade path is indeed to install LXQt after removing RazorQt. The old versions of RazorQt in Gentoo are starting to show problems, so it has been decided to hard-mask it now and remove it next month.

The Gentoo LXQt team made a mistake though by not providing the new version of libqtxdg in their own directory. This has now been rectified, and the package is now available (unmasked) in the dev-libs category. This should allow you to get a regular install of LXQt.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:06 pm    Post subject: RazorQt masked, lxqt can't build, lxde can't build [Solved] Reply with quote

Thank you for the answer. I was just dead in the water, which hasn't happened for me since 2005 when I started using Gentoo. Here's hoping lxqt is a good thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem this creates for me is that razorqt was stable, lxqt is not. :(
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And, of course, I can't temporarily unmask razorqt while I unmask and install lxqt because razorqt-base/razorqt-meta-0.5.2-r1 requires razorqt-base/libqtxdg-0.5.2 which isn't in the tree. Shazbot!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daveg wrote:
razorqt-base/libqtxdg-0.5.2


dev-libs/libqtxdg-0.5.2, that is.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daveg wrote:
The problem this creates for me is that razorqt was stable, lxqt is not. :(


I don't think LXQt is any less stable in practice than Razor-Qt ever was. Fact is, parts of Razor-Qt don't even build anymore on an up to date system, so our hand was forced.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yngwin wrote:
I don't think LXQt is any less stable in practice than Razor-Qt ever was.


Could be. Time will tell. The point is, I don't like to keyword unstable packages on a stable system, especially a whole desktop with lots of dependencies. That's asking for trouble later on. Thankfully, both razorqt and lxqt don't have as many dependencies as many other desktops. And that was the point, really - to install a lightweight [Qt] desktop to run only as-needed on a stable server. Hopefully, lxqt can go stable sometime in the near future.
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