[arch-general] (now 4.5.5-1) Re: kde-4.5.4 loads kde3 kicker and background (even with ~/.kde & ~/.kde4 removed)

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Tue Jan 11 21:37:31 EST 2011

On 01/11/2011 05:27 PM, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> Yes, why don't we tweak upstream so that an unsupported older version
> can run alongside.
> Nothing against kde3, but if you want to use older versions, you're
> responsible to solve the incompatibilities (which you're trying to do)
> and perhaps maintain your own patches for whatever is needed. I do not
> see a need to change Arch's 'official' packaging for this.

I now know what the problem is. The current kde4 build will create a:


if kde3 is left installed on the system. This is a bug. kde4 shouldn't generate
a 'k'de 'sys'tem 'co'nfiguration 'ca'che for kde3 -- period. Removing kde3 does
indeed solve the problem, but I notice no requirement to do so on the wiki. Do
we want to drop a note there?

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