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Re: kde4 users?

On 30.10.2019 21:27, Dave Tyson wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Oct 2019 at 14:53, Kamil Rytarowski <> wrote:
>> Are there kde4 users in pkgsrc that can still build kde4?
>> There are strong suspects with probability of certainty that it is
>> broken in several ways and incomplete.
> I've been building kde4 on NetBSD  with amd64 kernel over the last few years 
> using the kde4 meta-pkg with mixed success.
> The last build which was fairly painless was pkgsrc-2019Q2 under NetBSD 
> 8_1.STABLE but I had to mess around and comment out a few packages to get it 
> to complete. Most stuff seems to work OK under light testing except kmail - 
> this core dumps on invocation, but works fine if started under gdb :-) I think 
> that last time kmail just worked was about 3 years ago under NetBSD 7. I was 
> intending to use this NetBSD 8 release to update a Lenovo T400 which still 
> runs NetBSD 7 but would really prefer to run NetBSD 9.
> A recent attempt compiling kde4 under NetBSD 9_beta and pkgsrc-2019Q3 was 
> pretty hopeless - I have forgotten the exact problem, but it was a serious 
> incompatibility between an updated package library and a kde component which 
> used it.  The kde4 package collection is now seriously out of kilter with 
> updated dependency components in pkgsrc and the problem is getting worse with 
> each pkgsrc update  so I doubt if it will ever work without a lot of effort 
> which would be better directed at kde5.
> Dave

Thank you for your feedback.

Regarding kmail, please try as root:

sysctl -w security.pax.mprotect.enabled=0

gdb disables (relaxes) restrictions and this is the symptom o PaX
MPROTECT violation.

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