KDE upgrades and HAL

Art Alexion 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
> Dapper-based;
> "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
> broken."

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.


Art Alexion

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