[KDE/Mac] binary compatibility
René J.V. Bertin
rjvbertin at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 11:56:16 UTC 2015
On Thursday March 05 2015 12:29:11 meik michalke wrote:
A question to start: do you have a way to build RKWard so that it simply installs into MacPorts, without trying to bundle all dependencies? I might be interested to check out the GUI (and see what R knowledge comes back after a couple of years of not using it :)), but as a proper port, not as a standalone bundle.
> a bundle includes the necessary KDE libraries and of course RKWard itself. it
> does not include R from MacPorts, as a lot of our users already use the binary
> packages from http://r-project.org so we're building with those as well.
I can only agree with that :)
> QIODevice::setTextModeEnabled: The device is not open
That's a message I've seen on 10.9 also (when running in a VM?); it doesn't seem to be of any consequence.
> Dynamic session lookup supported but failed: launchd did not provide a
> socket path, verify that org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist is loaded!
> rkward(576)/kdeui (kdelibs): Session bus not found
> while that .plist is in the LaunchDaemons directory and appears to be running
> (he reported).
Did he show output from ps or similar, showing that the dbus is indeed running?
Can he run standard KDE applications from MacPorts?
If the dbus-daemon is running there's also the possibility that the DBUS_LAUNCHD_SESSION_BUS_SOCKET env. variable isn't set appropriately: it should show up with the same value both in the shell's environment and through `launchctl export` .
> would you expect this to happen with KDE 4.14.3 compiled on 10.7 if run on
I'm cc'ing my reply to the MacPorts dev ML, because someone on there may have additional feedback.
MacPorts does not to my knowledge support transferring things from on OS to another: when you upgrade the OS you have to reinstall MacPorts. There's a migration guide for that.
That said, Digia themselves use MacPorts to provide dependencies required for building the binaries they ship through their Qt 5 installers. From what I understand they use a 10.7 build host so that the resulting binaries can even be deployed on 10.6 . I don't have 10.10 myself, so other than relaying that observation I cannot help a lot in this domain.
One more thought: I don't see any evidence of it in the port files, but port:dbus may install differently on 10.7 and 10.10 if you build it from source. If so, it's likely not to function correctly even if it runs.
> the package is rather huge, because MacPorts pulls in each and every
> dependency of a dependency... we're hoping KF5 will make it easier to only
> bundle the absolute necessary parts.
Expect to be selective only at the KF5 level, and still be pulling in most of the current dependencies below KDE one way or another...
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