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Re: [trinity-users] is there a version of trinity that acually works

From: Gerhard Zintel <gerhard.zintel@...>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:47:41 +0200
On Friday 29 June 2012, Uwe Brauer wrote:
>    > Do we actually have a procedure written anywhere that results in
>    > successful installation on Ubuntu?  People have access to the Wiki and
>    > I would be more than willing to redirect the Ubuntu/Debian install
>    > instructions to a Wiki page until R14 is released; would someone who
>    > has managed to install TDE successfully be willing to write a brief
>    > set of instructions for the Wiki?
>
> Hello
>
> I have installed trinity successfully in Kubuntu 10.04 (and
> will not try to upgrade to 12.04 till
> http://www.trinitydesktop.org/installation.php#ubuntu
> will add 12.04 officially.
>
> The procedure was more complicated than I thought:
>
> 1. Problem sudo:
>
> The workaround is to temporarily set a root password, install sudo-kde3,
> then unset the root password. The following commands should do that:
> 1. sudo passwd
> 2. Enter a new (temporary) root password at the prompt
> 3. sudo apt-get install sudo-kde3
> 4. sudo passwd -l root
>
> 2. Problem: kdelibs problem
> sudo dpkg -i --force-all
> /var/cache/apt/archives/kdelibs-data-kde3_4%3a3.5.12-0ubuntu6+r1152788_all.
>deb
>
> 3 Problem hhotnetsuffrc problem
> sudo apt-get remove --purge khotnewstuffrc
>
>
> 4. Problem again kdelibs4c2a
> sudo apt-get install kdelibs4c2a-kde3
> sudo apt-get install kdelibs4c21-kde3 kdelibs-data-kde3
>

To give my 2 cent to the problems that might occur and a simple workaround I 
simply copy an old mail from this list (sorry for redundant information but 
it should not get forgotten)

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On Wednesday 02 May 2012, Slávek Banko wrote:
> Problems with crashes GTK programs I have seen only if I had installed
> kgtk-qt3-trinity (and related), which replacing dialog boxes. But with
> gtk-qt-engine-trinity, which only changes the appearance of gui widgets,
> it does not fall.
>
> Note: These problems apparently not related to the update 3.5.13.1.
>
> Slavek

This is a great piece of information. For month I was not able to use

 * lazarus-ide
 * dropbox
 * calibre

as a normal user. The only work-arround was using 'sudo NAMEOFAPPLICATION'.

You saved my live! I've googled a lot to know what could be the culprit 
without success. Uninstalling kgtk-qt3-trinity brought all back to normal. 
What a big step forward!

kgtk-qt3-trinity should not be installed by default. Or there should be a big 
warning on the www.trinitydesktop.org page!
------------------------- snip ------------------------------------------

Gerhard