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Bug#643726: kdelibs-bin: kbuildsycoca writes to terminal, rendering it useless

Package: kdelibs-bin
Version: 4:4.6.5-2
Severity: important

I had okular installed to do some testing on libpoppler even though I
normally use GNOME.  okular had registered itself in /etc/mailcap, and
when I tried to view a PDF from mutt, okular started instead of evince.

However, since okular was the first KDE process started this session,
all of the various kde daemons, including kbuildsycoca, decided to write
to my terminal.  Even after exiting okular, they continue to write to
the terminal, which essentially means that that terminal cannot be used
anymore, since everything is overwritten with text from kde daemons.

The Unix way is to not say anything unless there is an error.
Regardless, starting a graphical process on a terminal does not give its
child processes the right to continue writing to the terminal far after
the original process exits.  Please patch any daemon started by any KDE
program either to exit after all KDE processes have exited or to run
completely silently or (preferably) both.  I am really rather annoyed by
this terminal takeover that happens anytime I accidentally start a
KDE-based program.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-rc4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages kdelibs-bin depends on:
ii  libc6          2.13-21       
ii  libkdecore5    4:4.6.5-2     
ii  libkdeui5      4:4.6.5-2     
ii  libkjsapi4     4:4.6.5-2     
ii  libkjsembed4   4:4.6.5-2     
ii  libkrosscore4  4:4.6.5-2     
ii  libqt4-dbus    4:4.7.3-8     
ii  libqt4-xml     4:4.7.3-8     
ii  libqtcore4     4:4.7.3-8     
ii  libqtgui4      4:4.7.3-8     
ii  libsoprano4    2.6.0+dfsg.1-4
ii  libstdc++6     4.6.1-13      
ii  libx11-6       2:1.4.4-2     

kdelibs-bin recommends no packages.

kdelibs-bin suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US
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