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

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 00:01:43 EST 2011

On Tue, 2011-01-11 at 20:37 -0600, David C. Rankin wrote:
> 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:
> /var/tmp/kdecache-<user>/ksyscoca
> and
> /var/tmp/kdecache-<user>/ksyscoca4
> 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?
IMO there's no need, anymore than we should 'require' on the wiki for
people to stop using gcc 3.6.

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