[kde-freebsd] [HEADS UP] KDE4 - Call for Testing Part 1

Dwayne MacKinnon dmk at ncf.ca
Thu Jul 17 17:58:53 CEST 2008

Hello all,

I started rebuilding KDE4 on my box just yesterday. I have some thoughts, but 
first, my environment. I'm running 7.0-RELEASE-p2 on an Athlon 5200+ 
dual-core processor, 2GB ram, and a 320GB SATA-II drive.

I've been building the ports by checking out or upgrading area51 and then 
union-fs'ing it on top of my usual ports tree. I have kde3 installed.

1) I find it impossible to use portupgrade (my preferred ports tool) when 
doing things this way. I can't rebuild the INDEX file, and so making a proper 
INDEX.db file won't work. (There are a number of broken area51 ports that 
won't do make index properly.)

2) A list of the ports that KDE4 uses would be very useful. I've read the wiki 
page; I'm thinking of downloading the kde4.tar.bz2 file to create such a 

3) kdebase-workspace requires qt-phonon, but it's not listed as a dependency. 
I'm believe that we're going to make qt-phonon and phonon conflict, yes? 

make: don't know how to make /usr/local/lib/qt4/libphonon.so. Stop
*** Error code 2

Stop in /usr/ports/x11/kdebase4-workspace/work/kdebase-workspace-4.0.83/build.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/x11/kdebase4-workspace/work/kdebase-workspace-4.0.83/build.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/x11/kdebase4-workspace.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/x11/kdebase4.

4) I'm disappointed that kdepim4 and kdepim3 conflict due to dependency 
issues. I can't afford to uninstall kdepim3 due to my reliance on kmail.

That's about all for now. I'll have to wait and see when I get home if my 
current "basic" kde4 install will work well.

Dwayne MacKinnon

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