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Re: Update on broken KMail

Try running kmail from the command line and posting
your results on the list. You'll get more help that

 --- Bruce Miller <brmiller@rogers.com> wrote: > This
is an update --- copied to the Debian-KDE and
> Libranet lists ---- 
> on the problem that KMail does not load on one of
> the two Debian 
> installations on this computer. The problem is
> buried more deeply 
> than I can find it.
> Both installations are based on Libranet. The
> "production" install is 
> less than one week old. I have not strayed from the
> stock Libranet 
> configuration which strives to optimize recent
> applications with 
> stability. KMail 1.5.4 works perfectly; it is where
> I am drafting 
> this message.
> The "experimental" install is where I learn by trial
> and error. 
> Without realizing what "backported to woody" would
> mean for a system 
> tracking sid, I installed the Ralf Nolden debs from
> KDE.org on 
> Tuesday. KDE 3.2 is every bit as good as its advance
> billing. In 
> KMail 1.6, the colour coding of quoted and new text
> in messages 
> revolutionizes message reading. However, I decided
> it was more 
> prudent not to stay with the kde.org debs. I
> therefore removed them 
> and reinstalled 3.1.5 from Debian sid. Later, I
> learned that Ben 
> Burton and Chris Cheney have functional packages at 
> people.debian.org. I installed them.
> Immediately upon replacing the Ralf Nolden kde.org
> debs with Debian 
> sid, KMail 1.6 broke. The message is always the
> same: an error box 
> that says "KDEInit could not launch 'kmail'".
> I followed advice and deleted as much as I dared to
> from ~/.kde but 
> did not touch the config file .kderc. I doubt,
> however, the problem 
> is in my home directory. These two Debian
> installations are on the 
> same computer and use the same /home partition. I
> also *purged* all 
> of KDE and installed yet again.
> I feel that I am flailing in the dark. While this is
> a problem that I 
> have brought on myself, I would be grateful for any
> expert advice on 
> finding it and squashing it. It is buried deeper
> than I can find.
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