[gobolinux-users] KDE 4 install problems

Daniele Maccari gobo.users at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 10:57:25 NZDT 2008

Hi There wrote:
> I've been trying to install KDE 4 since last night. I don't think too 
> many other people have tried it out, so hopefully my trials and 
> tribulations help smooth the installation out for others.
You should really ask Giambattista on this topic, as he's the actual 
recipe's maker :D
Anyway, let's try to answer at my best.
> Here are the problems I've encountered, newest ones first:
> KDE-Utils fails during SandboxInstall with the following error:
> make[2]: *** No rule to make target 
> `/Programs/KDE-Utils/4.0.0/share/dbus-1/interfaces/org.kde.KWallet.xml', 
> needed by `kwallet/kwallet_interface.cpp'. Stop.
> make[1]: *** [kwallet/CMakeFiles/kwalletmanager.dir/all] Error 2
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> KDE-Base (or something in its dependecies) asks if I want to remove or 
> keep it twice in a row during the PrepareProgram step. I answered keep 
> twice. SymlinkProgram later went into an infinite loop when "Creating 
> expanded directory" - it kept recreating the same list of directories 
> over and over.
This issue was already experienced by Giambattista again, but I can't 
remember in which thread on the list he talks about it. It was something 
KDE4 related, however.
> KDE-Libs requires shared-mime-info, which depends upon Perl having 
> XML::Parser installed. Not sure how this should be handled in a 
> recipe, but Compile fails until you install XML::Parser (which itself 
> pulls in a whole slew of other perl modules).
> KDE-Libs dependency Soprano needs cmake and qmake to compile. I think 
> all of the new KDE packages need these too. qmake is found in Qt 4, 
> which currently isn't listed as a dependency (neither is cmake).
Just add them as dependencies in the Resources/Dependencies file for the 
recipe. In case of specific version requirements you can use multiple 
constraints using a comma between them, like

QT > 4.0.0, < 4.1.0
> In general, these packages pull in a lot of depencies and take a lot 
> of time to compile... I see conflicting symlink warnings in red every 
> now and then, but can't really keep track of which packages generate 
> the warning, and I'm definitely missing some. Is there a way to tell 
> Compile to SymlinkProgram -f when installing? Compile's help doesn't 
> show that as an option.
What do you mean with "-f"? If what you're searching for is an option 
that let you overwrite the conflicting links you can use the "--conflict 
overwrite" one. Otherwise, I didn't get it :P
> If anyone has any suggestions on how to fix these problems (esp. the 
> first two) I'm all ears  
> ;)
I hope this helps, bye!

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