Re: [kde-linux] Building KDEPIM 4.7 from the GIT repository
- Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 00:54:24 +0000 (UTC)
- From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [kde-linux] Building KDEPIM 4.7 from the GIT repository
James Tyrer posted on Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:56:26 -0700 as excerpted:
> On 12/19/2011 02:16 PM, James Tyrer wrote:
>> For several weeks building KDEPIM from GIT "origin/KDE/4.7" has failed
>> with this error:
>> /usr/GIT/KDE/kdepim/messagecomposer/akonadisender.cpp:138: error:
>> reference to 'Message' is ambiguous
>> However the tag v4.7.3 builds OK, indicating that the source was broken
>> since release 4.7.3 was tagged. Now, release 4.7.4 has been tagged and
>> it will not build.
> I have to say that although I probably would have written: "util.cpp"
> differently (in the namespace Message::Util to match util.h), I have not
> been able to find an error. I note that I am not a C++ expert -- I do
> not like the language. But, it must either be a very subtle error or a
> compiler bug.
As you likely know by now, I don't even have kdepim installed any longer,
You're building from git, and you know 4.7.3 works and something later
doesn't work. Have you tried git bisect-ing the problem? I don't claim
to know either C or C++, but I can git bisect, and once it's bisected to
a single commit, between limiting the code I'm looking at to just that
commit and what I remember from pascal back in college, I can often find
And even if I can't, once it's down to a single commit, I can both file a
bug already bisected to a single commit, and often, revert that
individual commit and otherwise stay current, while the appropriate
people look at the bug I filed.
I do that reasonably routinely with the kernel, or at least I did until
kernel.org went down, last I checked kernel bugzilla wasn't yet back up,
and have done the same thing with at least one kde bug (for 4.6.x) as
Tho I must say, given that I had already bisected the kde (plasma) bug to
a single commit, I was rather disappointed with the results. Looks like
you're already on the CC. KDE bug #271532.
The kernel folks have been far more responsive to bugs than kde, for that
bug and others. <shrug> But at least the window rules workaround worked
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