[arch-general] Koffice help won't work in kde3 - Any suggestions?

Grigorios Bouzakis grbzks at gmail.com
Tue May 19 03:59:09 EDT 2009

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 10:51 AM, David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
<drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> On or about Tuesday 19 May 2009 at approximately 02:42:40 David C. Rankin,
> J.D.,P.E. composed:
>> Listmates,
>>       I installed koffice and attempted to open an openoffice (.odt) document
>> and kword crashed immediately. Next I opened kword again to read through
>> the help file and any notes, and the help doesn't seem to work either:
>> http://www.3111skyline.com/download/Archlinux/bugs/koffice.jpg
>>       The backtrace for the kword crash is:
>> http://www.3111skyline.com/download/Archlinux/bugs/kword.kcrash
>>       Is there a work-around that will let me get the help file working? It
>> looks to be a kde3 desktop/kde4 runtime issue. Any help appreciated.
>        This is much worse than I thought. kword will not even open a text file
> without crashing. Where does this bug go? Arch, kdemod or kde?. I seems like
> it should go to Arch because there is something wildly incompatible between
> the koffice build and kde3. Here is the additional kcrash backtract from
> trying to open the text file if that will help sort out where the bug should
> go. Thanks.
>        Also, here is the *contents* of the 1-line txt file kword crashed trying to
> open:
>        2008-03-08a-MERGED.txt
> Yes, that is the total 22 byte contents that crashed kmail. And this is a RC
> release???
I guess its time for you to upgrade to KDE4...
The Arch package is a KDE4 package. IIRC you are still using KDE3.
Although i certainly dont guarantee this will work.


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