KDE upgrades and HAL
art.alexion at verizon.net
Mon Jan 29 20:54:53 GMT 2007
On Monday 29 January 2007 14:03, O. Sinclair wrote:
> Art Alexion wrote:
> > The recent thread on whether kde 3.5.6 will be backported to Dapper made
> > me think of this possibility.
> > I upgraded the KDE in Breezy to 3.5.4 (I think that was the last version
> > Jonathan Riddel posted). A dist-upgrade to Dapper went terribly wrong.
> > I fixed most things, but could never get hald to daemonize causing a lot
> > of problems with iPods, samba mounts, etc. I just read in the mentioned
> > thread that Dapper shipped with 3.5.2.
> > My dist-upgrade retained 3.5.4, which I have since upgraded to 3.5.5.
> > Could this have been the cause of the hellish dist-upgrade? Any
> > suggestions for a fix other than a fresh install?
> This quote from Mepis site might have some hints and could/should maybe
> also be read by those having an ongoing argument in another thread re
> upgrades. The quote is about the their coming release. Mepis is
> "Q. Why isn't KDE 3.5.5 included?
> A. Starting with KDE 3.5.4 the KDE Project began changing the software
> technology they use for media notification. For example, they now
> require a newer version of libhal. That library is not compatible with
> the MEPIS/Dapper packages. For our purposes, KDE 3.5.4 and KDE 3.5.5 are
> unstable. If we updated to either of them, some functionality would be
I wonder if it is feasible now to downgrade to KDE 3.5.2, and then re-upgrade
to see if this will fix the problem. My Breezy install had a new
(backported) KDE that the original Dapper release did. Or if there is a way
to fix libhal. My libs are up to date, but I think I probably have something
leftover that interferes.
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