Bob S wrote:
Hello SuSE KDE people.
I installed 11.1 shortly after it was released and elected to install KDE4.1
as a test bed and to see how I liked it. It was OK but lt lacked many
features. So I waited until 4.2 was released, The other night I did the "one
click" install and came up with a huge amount of dependencies. I kind of
expected that from following the mailing list.
On many of the dependencies the only option was to uninstall the package.
Kmail was one of them. I OK'd that (and others) thinking they would be
reinstalled. Wrong !!
The actual message on the dependency was "Nothing provides libical0>=0.43
Needed by kdepimlibs4-4.1.96-1.5x86_64" and was the same for many other apps.
Now, kdepimlibs4-4.1 ???? Why ? And the other apps with dependencies were
designated 4.1 also. No upgrades on those packages? And what the heck is, or
where do I find libical0 ?
Not only that, when the upgrade was done doing it's thing, the next time I
booted up 11.1 the whole desktop had changed, theme, everything. AND the
taskbar kicker or whatever it is called now was missing. Gone! I couldn't
figure out how to bring it back or find a way to bring up the menu or log
So, bottom line, if someone could explain the libical thing so I can get Kmail
back it would be good. Then maybe I can find out how KDE4.2 is.
I had almost the same experience - and am still having dependency
problems on a daily basis - except that I did a clean, new installation
only a few days ago. Dependency hassles galore :-( . However, the main
dependency problems are with amarok - which I don't use so I simply
don't install any updates for it - and with kdebase, or something, which
dependency error tells that it wants to downgrade to kde3-something
which will also affect some 112 other files. In answer to this
dependency error I give it the two-finger salute- and keep going with
what is installed.
(Oh, apart from being a new installation I also used the 1-click install.)
Strange, though, I had little trouble when I "simply" added the 3
necessary directories to an existing KDE4.1 installation on oS11.1 and
it got updated to KDE4.2RC1. New installation and using the 1-click
resulted in all sorts of hassles.
Re the lose of desktop/taskbar ticker etc: rename (or delete) the
~/.kde4 directory and the whole desktop will rebuild itself on next
logon - but you will also have to reconfigure it.
"I do not instruct the uninterested; I do not help those who fail to try. If I
mention one corner of a subject and the pupil does not deduce therefrom the other three, I
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