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Month: July 2012

Re: [trinity-users] How to use Serghei's overlay?

From: Tony Rein <trein@...>
Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2012 10:35:51 -0400
On 07/08/2012 10:15 AM, E. Liddell wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Jul 2012 08:11:06 -0400
> Tony Rein <trein@...> wrote:
>> Hello to all.
>> I've found this overlay:
>> How do I use it within Gentoo? I've installed layman and of course
>> "layman -L" doesn't show it. Can anyone tell me how to make its ebuilds
>> visible?
>> I've also tried downloading from this link:
>> and making a local overlay, but that didn't work -- only kde4 packages
>> showed up in emerge --search. It's possible I have something masked, but
>> I'd think if I had the overlay set up correctly, that they would show up
>> in the search, just marked as uninstallable.
>> I don't need the whole TDE desktop -- I only want to get kpdf and
>> gwenview working.
>> Thanks in advance for any suggestions or explanations.
> The Trinity situation on Gentoo is . . . complicated.
> First thing you need to know is that there is no complete Trinity overlay for Gentoo.
> Serghei's is dated and incomplete, and no longer being worked on.  The one that
> Roman and I were working on (see
> It ) is slightly less dated,
> but also incomplete.  I don't think gwenview is available from either overlay at this
> time.  I can give a shot at making an ebuild, but I have a lot on my plate right now, so
> it's going to be at least a week (assuming I can get it to work at all--we stalled out due
> to problems with the packages that were still using autotools to build).  Neither overlay
> is part of the official listings, so layman doesn't have them.
> You need to add either overlay locally by git-cloning or otherwise downloading it, then
> adding it to PORTDIR_OVERLAY in make.conf.  You should then be able to emerge
> packages by explicitly specifying a version, e.g., for Serghei's overlay,
> "emerge =kpdf-3.5.13_p1183307", or for Roman's and mine, "emerge trinity-base/kpdf".
> Adding kde-base/kde-libs:4 and allied packages to package.mask may or may not be
> useful.
> One last thing:  if you're already using KDE3 from kde-sunset, system behaviour if
> you install Trinity packages on top of it is undefined (which is to say that no one's
> tried it, but there's a good chance it will break something).
> Hope that helps.
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Thank you for the prompt and helpful answer. This is what I need to know.

It sounds like maybe I just need to wait until things stabilize a bit. 
Is there any way I can help with testing? I'm not a coder, but I know 
how to use a command line and follow directions. I wouldn't call myself 
"c++ literate," but I can read it a little bit.

I have tried to make the kde-sunset overlay work a couple of times. The 
most recent time I almost got kdelibs to compile successfully, but then 
ran into an error involving cups and an include-file that wasn't 
included. That's when I started looking at the tde overlays.

Thanks again.