[Bug 58816] WISHLIST: Kubuntu/KDE did not work without reboot after upgrade to Dapper
m.j.thayer at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 4 07:40:32 UTC 2006
Public bug reported:
Binary package hint: kdebase
I know that this is rather out of date, but it will likely be relevant
again in future releases. I was slightly disappointed that I had to
reboot my system after upgrading Breezy to Dapper, seemingly due to the
upgrade from KDE 3.4 to 3.5. After upgrading and before rebooting I was
unable to use KDE programmes.
It might be worth your looking at Gentoo's "slots" system, which allows
two versions of important packages to co-exist on one system. In the
case of KDE, that means that the packages are not installed into
/usr/bin, /usr/lib etc, but into /usr/kde/3.x/bin etc. The PATH
environment variable then contains /usr/kde/3.x/bin for whichever
version of KDE is currently active.
After upgrading KDE, the path is initially left unchanged. It is only
updated in the system configuration files, so that the next time a KDE
session is started the updated version is active instead of the old one.
Gentoo does not have a mechanism for automatically deleting the old KDE
version (that is considered a feature not a bug, since it is possible to
switch between the two at any time), but a onetime rc-script on the
lines of rmnologin would do the trick.
** Affects: kdebase (Ubuntu)
WISHLIST: Kubuntu/KDE did not work without reboot after upgrade to Dapper
More information about the kubuntu-bugs