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Re: kde4 users?

On Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:47:58 GMT Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
> On 30.10.2019 21:27, Dave Tyson wrote:
> > On Wed, 30 Oct 2019 at 14:53, Kamil Rytarowski <> 
> >> 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.

Hi Kamil,

Thanks for the tip - I did wonder about trying disabling mprotect a while 
back, but it slipped my mind. Yes - that fixed the problem so kmail just works.

To get the 2019Q2 kde4 meta package to finish building under NetBSD-8 I had to 
comment out the build of localize and kate in the Makefile. 

Mark Davies did recently update pkgsrc-wip to pull in the latest versions of 
the kde5 packages, and I may try and find time this winter to look at libinput 


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