Nils Kassube kassube at
Fri Jul 17 07:19:16 UTC 2009

Steven Vollom wrote:
> On Thursday 16 July 2009 04:06:45 pm Nils Kassube wrote:
> > Steven Vollom wrote:
> > > Are there any debugging symbols for Konqueror or Kmail, or a way
> > > to record and report problems?
> >
> > Install the packages kdebase-dbg (for konqueror) and kdepim-dbg
> > (for kmail).
> In attempting to follow your instruction, I made the following
> command entries.  Obviously I used the correct one last, but when I
> try, I get this same result, which discourages using it often. 
> Usually when it comes to this point, I start over using sudo instead
> of kdesudo which did not work when I first tried this time.

The problem seems to be that you don't remember when to use sudo and 
when to use kdesudo. For command line applications like apt-get or 
aptitude it is sudo and for graphical applications like kate it would be 
kdesudo. Here you first correctly used "sudo apt-get ..." but made a 
typo with the package name. Later you tried it again with kdesudo and 
the correct package name. Both don't work for different reasons.

> steven at Yeshua:~$ sudo apt-get install kdebase-dgb

You mistyped the package name, it should be kdebase-dbg.

> steven at Yeshua:~$ sudo aptitude kdebase-dbg

The command would have been "sudo aptitude install kdebase-dbg".

> steven at Yeshua:~$ kdesudo apt-get install kdebase-dbg

Well, this isn't useful because apt-get isn't a GUI application. So if 
you really want to use the command line, you should use this command:

sudo apt-get install kdebase-dbg kdepim-dbg

And please use copy&paste to get the command right. However, I would 
suggest to use the synaptic package manager instead. IMHO it is easier 
to use and you don't suffer from typos and wrong commands. Use

sudo apt-get install synaptic

to install the program and in synaptic click the "search" button. Enter 
kdebase in the search window and click "search". Among others it will 
show a line with the package kdebase-dbg. Right-click on that line and 
select "mark for installation". Repeat it for the kdepim-dbg package and 
finally click "apply".


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