KMail installation problems

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Mar 13 17:27:24 UTC 2008

lanzen wrote:

> On Thursday 13 March 2008 14:50:31 Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Sure, you can do that - but kontact swallows kmail if it's already
>> running. You can't start a new session of kmail or akregator or any of
>> the other kontact komponents if kontact is running.
> I see. I've just done this: launched kmail and later kontact. Kontact uses
> the already opened kmail session even if in its own window.

Yes, you can launch the components _first_ and they stay separate, but if
kontact is already running, it just swallows them.  Back in the early days
of KDE3 I found this endlessly frustrating, because KMail was extremely
unstable, and every time it crashed it killed kontact, but if I started it
up on its own, it would eventually crash and I'd restart it, it would get
swallowed by kontact, and _then_ it would crash kontact too.   Thankfully,
_that_ hasn't been a problem for a long time.

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