Subject: Re: kde2 needs kde1?
To: Richard Rauch <>
From: Ruibiao Qiu <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/06/2001 08:55:02
On Fri, 6 Apr 2001, Richard Rauch wrote:

>I think that I know what the problem is:
>When you update, say, kdebase2 on a system with KDE 1.x, it removes a
>bunch of stuff, and causes the kdelibs2 package to also update (deinstall
>more stuff).  It then notes that those have been uninstalled (from the 1.x
>KDE).  Then it builds KDE 2.x stuff.  Then it tries to re-install the 1.x
>stuff that it delted, so it deinstalls the 2.x stuff and
>rebuilds/reinstalls the 1.x stuff.
>That, in any case, is my understanding.  It's not that KDE 2.x depends
>upon 1.x; it's simply that pkgsrc may be treating the two versions as
>distinct packages rather than as different versions of the same package,
>so it's trying to install them simultaneously.

It resolves itself somehow after I did a "make clean" under kdebase2.  BTW,
kdelibs2 builds well, it was just kdebase2 tries to install kdenetwork1.x.

>If I'm right, to update to KDE 2.x, if you have KDE 1.x installed, and use
>pkgsrc for both: First wipe out KDE 1.x manually.  Then build/install KDE
>2.x.  (I'm not sure what the best fix to pkgsrc is, then, though.  Can
>pkgsrc accomodate something like this?  Or should the KDE's just be marked
>as mutually incompatible?)

I thought "make update" takes care of this, but it does not as they are
different packages.