[KDE/Mac] kde4 on Tiger using macports
illogical1 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 06:05:48 CET 2008
On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 11:33 PM, Jonathan Stickel <jjstickel at vcn.com> wrote:
> On 12/26/08 kde-mac-request at kde.org wrote:
>> From: Jonas B?hr <jonas.baehr at web.de>
>> Subject: Re: [KDE/Mac] kde4 on Tiger using macports
>> Am 23.12.2008 um 17:58 schrieb Jonathan Stickel:
>>> > I have (finally) built and installed kdebase4 using mapcorts on Tiger
>>> > (10.4.11). However, nothing runs correctly (if at all). kwrite is
>>> > very
>>> > slow and ugly. More importantly to me, dolphin will not start at all.
>>> > I try to start it two ways, and I get
>>> > $ open -a dolphin
>>> > 2008-12-23 09:39:58.684 open Couldn't launch application:
>>> > (null)
>>> > $ /Applications/KDE4/dolphin.app/Contents/MacOS/dolphin
>>> > (...prompt returns with no message, and then...)
>>> > <unknown program name>(14342)/: KUniqueApplication: Cannot find the
>>> > D-Bus session server
>>> > Not much for me to go with here. I do have dbus-daemon running.
>>> > Any ideas?
>> I'm also fighting with dbus problems... I did not have simipar
>> problems with kdelibs-4.0.0
>> First, try to build dbus with the "no_x11" variant. (does anyone know
>> *why* x11 is the default?) to prevent X11 from launching each time you
>> start a KDE app.
>> Then, the mac_initialize_dbus function looks in the environment for
>> DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS. If this does not exists, it looks for
>> DBUS_LAUNCHD_SESSION_BUS_SOCKET in the current environment and if this
>> fails too it looks in the environment of launchd (via launchctl's
>> gentenv). I don't know where the dbus-daemon should actually be
>> started (perhaps Benjamin could help here, he has written this code).
>> However, you can start it manually and let it set the needed env-vars
>> for you.
>> Try in the terminal:
>> $ eval `dbus-launch --auto-syntax`
>> $ /Applications/KDE4/dolphin.app/Contents/MacOS/dolphin
> I did find something to this effect after googling a bit. It kind of
> helped with some apps (kwrite and opening a file), but dolphin was still
> broken, now with a different error message. Anyway, I've given up for
> now. KDE3 started working for me again and is just fine for me at the
What was the error? Maybe someone here knows the solution and it'll be
useful for others. Or you, when you come back :-)
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