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 <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: David Palacio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Bug#491752: kde4: No Desktop
> To: "miguel" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: "Debian Bug Tracking System" <email@example.com>
> Date: Monday, July 21, 2008, 3:06 PM
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 15:58, miguel
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> > 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