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Bug#491752: kde4: No Desktop

First, thanks for putting kde4 in experimental.  I hope it is available with Lenny in some way.  It's not as stable as some desktops, but a great way to get it into shape would be to have it in the Lenny repos.  

I got the desktop working again, it was not simple.

1. Letting aptitude handle the upgrade did not work.  Same condition.  It's important to note, I was attempting to use kdebase, not kdebase-dbg when this happened.  Maybe that's a clue that I'm new to running experimental packages?  

2. I "upgraded"  by "aptitude remove" *everything* kde and deleting anything kde-related leftover last night.   I also added unstable to sources.list.  kdelibs5 (or something like that) wasn't being found in experimental.  I then installed kde-minimal using aptitude *after* the kdebase-dbg installation.

It seems the update that broke the desktop really messed up the state of KDE4.   From my end-user perspective, at this time, there appears to be some differences between the kde4 packages and the -dbg KDE4 packages. 

There is probably a different bug report to submit, but it was late and I was working quickly....  Let me know if you have any other questions, otherwise you can close the bug.


--- On Mon, 7/21/08, David Palacio <dpalacio@uninorte.edu.co> wrote:

> From: David Palacio <dpalacio@uninorte.edu.co>
> Subject: Re: Bug#491752: kde4: No Desktop
> To: "miguel" <mpapet@yahoo.com>, 491752@bugs.debian.org
> Cc: "Debian Bug Tracking System" <submit@bugs.debian.org>
> Date: Monday, July 21, 2008, 3:06 PM
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 15:58, miguel
> <mpapet@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Package: kde4
> > Version: 2
> > Severity: grave
> > Justification: renders package unusable
> >
> > I've been following kde4-experimental for at least
> a month now and have had no issues with upgrades until the
> last one about a week ago.  Desktop does not
> > start.  After logging in, I have  a chequered
> gray/white canvas for a desktop, but nothing else. 
> I've started a terminal by adding it to the autostart
> folder,
> > but that's all I get.  No bar along the bottom, no
> Desktop, no wallpaper, nothing...
> >
> > Only thing I've tried is deleting ~/.kde4 in an
> attempt to start fresh, but no luck.
> >
> Try upgrading every KDE4 critical package, especially
> kdebase-runtime & kdelibs5


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