[blfs-support] kf5 problems

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 14:41:48 PDT 2015


Ken Moffat wrote:
> I'm attempting to test kf5 on this machine, which is running
> BLFS-trunk (sysvinit) from last month.  I had already built my
> normal desktop, so I have attempted to cherrypick packages from the
> systemd book (i.e. use qtchooser, omit bluetooth packages - in the
> end, just about everything else was indeed required).  But now I'm
> stuck - startkde gives me a black desktop with a mouse cursor.  The
> keyboard works enough to get me to a tty or ctrl-alt-backspace, but
> I cannot do anything (no menus - I have not yet built any kde apps,
> but I built all of the frameworks (except kapidox, modemmanager-qt;
> oxygen-fonts were treated as a runtime dependency and built during
> plasma) and plasma is all built up to kde-plasma-addons (except
> bluedevil and plasma-nm).  I assume .desktop files for other apps
> should still be found, there are messages such as ).

Just to be clear, I think you are talking about Plasma, not KF5.  KF5 is 
only a set of libraries, where Plasma is a desktop environment that 
depends on KF5.

Or am I missing something?

I did see the comment from Armin about he incorrectly formatted 
XDG_DATA_DIRS path.

   -- Bruce



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