[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
Wed Jan 12 14:33:18 EST 2011

On 01/12/2011 12:17 AM, Ray Rashif wrote:
> 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:
>>> 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.

I went ahead and dropped a note in the kde wiki:


That reads:

Potential conflict: KDE > 4.5.3 will load KDEmod3 kicker, background & decorations

As of either kde 4.5.3 or 4.5.4, kde4 will build both:


and then load settings for both kde4 and kdemod3 when kde4 is launched if
kdemod3 is left installed. This results in kde4 loading both it's plasma panel
and the kde3 kicker panel along with the kde3 background and dialogs in kde4. If
you experience this behavior, the only solution found so far is to remove
kdemod3. See: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=262444 for additional details.

If it needs changing or deleting, feel free. It would sure have been useful for
me when I started seeing this strangeness to have the reference there because
nowhere else have I seen any indication that a removal of kde3 is now required
if you use kde4.

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