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

From: David Hare <davidahare@...>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 19:27:02 +0000
On 29/06/12 18:47, Gerhard Zintel wrote:
> 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)
>
> ------------------------- snip ------------------------------------------
> 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
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------

ah yes, kgtk-qt3-trinity (and related) are definitely not on my (Debian) 
custom install list nor used in the ExeGNU builds (gtk-qt-engine-trinity 
is). If that is the culprit, no wonder I never noticed. And I never use 
nor even configure sudo.

David