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

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Wed Jan 12 01:17:10 EST 2011

2011/1/12 Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at gmail.com>:
> 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.

No, it's worth a note for that kind of thing. We no longer support
KDE3, but the wiki can house any kind of information, especially
useful ones like this.

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