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

Michael Nottebrock lofi at freebsd.org
Thu Aug 23 16:40:05 CEST 2007

The following reply was made to PR ports/115624; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Michael Nottebrock <lofi at freebsd.org>
To: David Southwell <david at vizion2000.net>
Cc: bug-followup at freebsd.org, kde at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: ports/115624: x11/kdelibs3 - kmail crash and hang
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 16:30:34 +0200

 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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