KDE/KDevelop under Solaris

Roland Krause rokrau at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 30 17:23:40 UTC 2001


Russell,

this all seems a bit strange. What kind of hardware and OS version was
this again? I have a complete version of KDE-2.1.1 (w/ some few
exceptions) running on a Sparc Ultra 60 w/ Solaris 6.

Do you have xpm? This maybe the problem w/the tooltips.

Have you tried some of the kde binaries from ftp.kde.org? I made these
packages and uploaded them to Eva's site. Please email eva at kde.org for
the correct location or search for the packages from Evas website
(somewhere on women.kde.org) Unfortunately, I completely forgot where
she uploaded the stuff and I deleted the email.... 

Another problem, there is a bug in KProcess that John Birch told me
about. It prevents that any of the processes spawned from KDevelop run
correctly, try a grep search, does that work for you. 

Debugger support on Solaris is shaky, here it runs only once, then
zombie processes prevent that the debugger can be started a second time
and one has to restart KDevelop... (that is w/gdb-5.0).

If you can use the binaries, I can send you a recent KDevelop-1.4.1
Roland

--- "Thamm, Russell" <russell.thamm at dsto.defence.gov.au> wrote:
> Roland,
> 
> I had all these variables set correctly except KDEDIR and INFOPATH.
> I set KDEDIR. As far as I can tell INFOPATH is irrelevant, but I set
> it to /usr/local/info
> 
> This made ABSOLUTELY NO difference.
> 
> However, I rebuilt KDE/KDevelop as root and that seemed to fix 
>  "Unknown child process xxxx died" errors, but KDevelop still
> displays the same problems.
> 
> 1) Tooltips generally show as a black box. However, if I run KDevelop
>    remotely (telnet session), tooltips always seem to work properly.
> 
> 2) Still get the same errors creating a project.
> 
> 3) The internal debugger WILL NOT run. It appears to come up but if I
>    select run, step etc from the debug menu, nothing happens. I keep
> getting
>    the following error (I'm not sure its relevant):
> 
>    "Konsole_grantpty: cannot determine the name of device.
>     Kdevelop: chownpty failed for device /dev/ptyp0::/dev/ttyp0
>       : This means the session can be eavesdropped.
>       : Make sure konsole-grantpty is installed and setuid root."
> 
>     Since konsole_grantpty is installed (in /opt/kde/bin) and setuid
> root, I
> find
>     this message maddening.
> 
>     If I try to start the internal debugger a second time in a
> session, I
> get the
>     following error:
> 
>     "kio (kioslave): slavewrapper: Communication with app lost.
>      Returning to slave pool."
> 
> I installed kdbg. Fortunatley this seems to run OK, so I have a
> workaround.
> 
> thanks
> Russell Thamm
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roland Krause [mailto:rokrau at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 12:00 AM
> To: kdevelop at kdevelop.org
> Subject: Re: KDE/KDevelop under Solaris
> 
> 
> Russell,
> I am running KDE-2.1.1 on Solaris 2.6 and I am running
> kdevelop-1.4cvs.
> First, to get KDE to run on Solaris you have to set a few environment
> variables, e.g. KDEDIR and QTDIR, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, MANPATH, INFOPATH
> and PATH. Then most of your problems will go away. 
> Email me at rokrau at yahoo.com and I'll share my startup scripts w/you.
> 
> Roland
> 
> --- "Thamm, Russell" <russell.thamm at dsto.defence.gov.au> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I just built and installed KDE 2.1.1 and KDevelop 1.4 under Solaris
> > 2.6. 
> > 
> > Although everything seemed to build and install OK, I am noticing
> > lots of
> > little problems.
> > 
> > 1) Lots of display problems. In particular, the tooltips generally
> > show up
> > as black boxes.
> >    Sometimes they work properly but there is no rhyme or reason to
> > it. This
> > is similar
> >    to the problems that I noticed under kdevelop 1.0.
> > 
> > 2) Apparent bug in KDevelop Tool Menu - KDevelop fails to put a
> space
> > between command 
> >   and parameter (eg designer-client rather than designer -client)
> > 
> > 3) Errors (apparently non-fatal) creating a new project:
> > 
> >   a) make:*** [package-message] Error 1 (command make -f
> > admin/Makefile.common package-messages)
> >      - is this normal?
> > 
> >   b) kdoc: Can't read library
> > /home/thammr/.kde/share/apps/kdevelop/KDE-Documentation/kdoc-
> > reference/libkmid.kdoc.gz/libkmid.kdoc
> >   - the gz file exists and was created by kdoc - so why this error?
> > 
> > 4) I get a large number of "Unknown child process XXXXX died"
> > messages on
> > startup - 
> >    is this normal?
> > 
> > I know that this is slightly off topic, but can anyone tell me how
> to
> > run
> > KDE under Solaris? 
> > 
> > 1) I tried creating a .xinitrc with the command startkde.
> > 2) Logged off and logged back on (selecting Open Windows instead of
> > CDE)
> > 3) I get a plain grey screen (nothing else)
> > 
> > Under CDE, I can start kdesktop, kicker and konquerer etc, so I
> think
> > KDE is
> > close to
> > running. 
> > 
> > I have installed kdesupport, kdelibs, kdebase, kdevelop and kdoc
> from
> > the
> > 2.1.1 distribution
> > on one of the KDE mirror sites. Do I need anything else?
> > 
> > thanks
> > Russell Thamm
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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