Re: [kde-linux] KDE-4.14.0 doesn't work
- Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:27:11 +0000 (UTC)
- From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [kde-linux] KDE-4.14.0 doesn't work
James Tyrer posted on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:26:15 -0700 as excerpted:
> I mentioned problems with KDE-4.14.0. At start up, Plasma-Desktop
> immediately crashes and will not restart. KATE/KWrite do the same for
> apparently the same reason.
> Some research indicates that Qt-4.8.6 will not run on AMD-64 bit
> processors. Going back to 4.8.4, which I still had on the system,
> fixed the problem. I have not tried 4.8.5 yet. Has anyone used it to
> know if it works or not?
> Does anyone know if this had been fixed and if there is a repository
> that I could download an updated version from?
While I'm running kde4-live, here's what plasma-desktop --version reports:
KDE Development Platform: 4.14.0
Plasma Desktop Shell: 4.11.11
... and uname -m:
So kde-4.14.x and qt-4.8.6 is running fine on amd64, here. =:^)
Do you have any more information on that qt-4.8.6 not running on amd64
claim? Was it qt-4.8.6 in general or only with kde? What part of qt4
(qtcore, qtwebkit, qtgui, etc) was it?
With a bit of additional information perhaps I can track down any patches
that gentoo has applied that might have fixed it for me here. But
without knowing more about what in particular I'm looking for, a quick
look at qtcore and qtgui's patches at least, says most of them were from
qt-4.8.5, tho still applied in 4.8.6. So if you jumped from 4.8.4 to
4.8.6 and found the latter didn't work, based on my patch-quick-look,
4.8.5 is likely not to work either. I didn't check in detail enough to
see if any of them were amd64 specific, however.
(FWIW, my qt-4.8.6 is from the gentoo/qt overlay as it hasn't made it
into the main gentoo tree yet. Neither has qt-5. They're reworking
4.8.6 and qt-5 both to cooperate better while trying to build qt-based
packages on the same system, and to use qt-chooser to select one or the
other at runtime. But that work isn't ready for the main tree yet, so
4.8.6 and 5.x both remain in the qt overlay, which I have activated and
installed them from. However, other than the occasional build
complication from generally qt4-based packages getting confused by qt5,
I've not seen any problems from it, and definitely haven't seen any
problems with 4.8.6 on amd64 -- this is the first I've read of that at
Anyway, qt-4.8.6 is definitely runnable on amd64 as I'm doing it, but
that's not saying whether there's patches applied that are allowing it,
or that it would or wouldn't break without them.
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