Konqueror search field vanished with ugrade to KDE4

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at arcor.de
Sun Jun 14 08:26:55 BST 2009

On 06/14/2009 10:18 AM, Klaus Layer wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 June 2009 10:12:05 Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>> After installing, you will find it if you right click somewhere in the
>> toolbar and select "Configure Toolbars..."  Select "Search Toolbar
>> <searchbar>" in the drop-down menu.  If that entry isn't there, it
>> probably means the konq-plugins package of your Linux distro does not
>> contain the searchbar.
> I finally managed to resolve this issue. Here is what I did:
> In $HOME/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/kpartplugins is a file searchbar.rc. This
> file describes the shared library which is loaded for the searchbar. During
> the update from Kubuntu 8.04 to 9.04 searchbar.rc file was not updated.
> Therefore it contained the old .so name libsearchbarplugin. In the meantime
> the name changed to searchbarplugin. Therefore konqueror could not load the
> library. To resolve the issue I extracted the searchbar.rc file from the
> debian package konqueror-plugin-searchbar_4%3a4.2.2-0ubuntu1_i386.deb in
> /var/cache/apt/archives to $HOME/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/kpartplugins. After
> that the searchbar reappeared.

No need to go to such lengths; you could have just deleted it. 
Actually, best thing I advise after a distro upgrade if to "rm -rf 
~/.kde" entirely (after you back it up of course so you can copy back 
files you want to keep, like email and bookmarks and stuff.)

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