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Re: Kontact, KMail won't start with Qt dfsg-2 packages

On Wednesday 05 September 2012, Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> Am Dienstag 04.09.2012, 20:58:53 schrieb Michael Schuerig:
> > I've recently upgraded all the Qt packages 4:4.8.2+dfsg-1 to
> > 4:4.8.2+dfsg-2 and only today I restarted my computer. After that
> > KMail and Kontact didn't start anymore. From what I could tell
> > with strace, both of them were blocked in a system call (select or
> > epoll, I think). After reinstalling all the old Qt packages,
> > things are fine again.
> > 
> > I've looked for a bug report, but didn't find anything related. I'm
> > happy that I've got things back to a working state again and I
> > don't have much time for trial-and-error bug hunting right now,
> > however if anyone can suggest a more focussed strategy for
> > uearthing the cause of the problem, I might give it a try.
> Are you sure you didn't install/upgrade anything else? 

To the contrary, I'm sure that I did upgrade other packages as they have 
become available in unstable. Putting the blame on Qt was not my first 
idea at all. At first, I just restarted my computer, but that didn't 
change anything, Kontact and KMail still blocked when launched. Then, 
after reinstalling the older dfsg-1 Qt packages and rebooting again, 
everything worked again.

Sorry for the sparse details, my first concern was to get my computer in 
order again, I wasn't trying to systematically track down a bug.


Michael Schuerig

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