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Month: August 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Alway some confusion

From: Stefan Krusche <linux@...>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:56:05 +0200
Am Dienstag 14 August 2018 schrieb Marvin Jones:
> In Ubuntu/TDE there is a `kate` and a `kate-trinity`.
> However, there is no `kwrite-trinity`.
> I'm always afraid to install some k-something-or-the-other` --
> without a -trinity suffix and end up thereby with a $##t-pot-full
> of KDE 4 or KDE 5 crap.

> How is a person to know what to install besides doing
> an `apt-cache search k-something-or-the-other` for every

On my system, Devuan ascii and TDE R14.0.5 kwrite is in package kate-trinity:

$ dpkg -S /opt/trinity/bin/kwrite
kate-trinity: /opt/trinity/bin/kwrite

There is also kwrite in the repositories but that is from kde5 as you can see
from its dependencies:

$ apt-cache depends kwrite
  Depends: ktexteditor-katepart
  Depends: libc6
  Depends: libkf5activities5
  Depends: libkf5configcore5
  Depends: libkf5configgui5
  Depends: libkf5configwidgets5
  Depends: libkf5coreaddons5
  Depends: libkf5crash5
  Depends: libkf5dbusaddons5
  Depends: libkf5i18n5
  Depends: libkf5parts5
  Depends: libkf5texteditor5
  Depends: libkf5widgetsaddons5
  Depends: libkf5xmlgui5
  Depends: libqt5core5a
  Depends: libqt5gui5
  Depends: libqt5widgets5
  Depends: libstdc++6

If you search for "iconedit" you find two packages, one of which is a
dummy package with the original kde name:

$ aptitude search "?name(iconedit)"
p   kiconedit-trinity                                                                           - Transitional 
dummy package.  This can be safely removed after your TDE upgrade has completed.
p   tdeiconedit-trinity                                                                         - an icon editor 
for Trinity

There are quite a lot of these transitional dummy packages. I think renaming
the TDE programs was intended to be a step away from the confusion with kde5
names, but as it wasn't accomplished yet there are three possibilities now.

However, installing the dummy package is not a mistake, it just installs the tde
one as its sole dependency.

If I am to install something and I'm not 100% sure if it's the right TDE package
I check against a possible kde5 version and a dummy package.

> But, I did find that there was a `tdeiconedit`.
> So now I believe I will put a symlink for `kiconedit` in my
> $HOME/bin/...

I would better like an alias:
alias kiconedit=tdeiconedit # in your .bashrc or .bash_aliases

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,