[kde-freebsd] ports/115624: x11/kdelibs3 - kmail crash and hang

Michael Nottebrock lofi at freebsd.org
Thu Aug 23 16:30:34 CEST 2007

David Southwell schrieb:
> Current report found at:   http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=149003
> Previous report  found at: http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=147358
> As you will see from the dialogue there seem to be some resistance amongst kde 
> developer team to take this bug seriously. They are inclided to suggest this 
> is a freebsd problem (despite evidence that the same problem occurs on 
> linux!!!).
> They seem pretty insistant that I should seek help from freebsd ports to help 
> identify the cause although I do not know what more I can do apart from 
> providing the gdb trace.
I am really sorry that you are having the misfortune of experiencing the
worst possible open source tech support scenario. :( There are many
things that are coming together here I think, and they all add up to
your disadvantage:

- The kmail developers are all Linux users and like to treat bugs
reported on FreeBSD as low priority, since they are quite swamped in
bugs already.
- The resources of the kmail developers are spread even thinner due to
the upcoming KDE 4 release.
- Neither the kmail developers nor me or apparently anyone else on this
list can reproduce this bug.

Again, I am terribly sorry. I understand how frustrating this experience is.

That said, I read the bug again and the part of KDE/X not responding to
input at all reminded me of something else: I assume you are using
gpg-agent and a pinentry utility - can you check if you have a
~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf file (if not, create one) and add the line


to it and see if that makes any difference?

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