Binary Updates

There's a whole bunch of new binaries on A number of things wanting plugins don't work, I think it's because I caught kdelibs in the midst of an important update; I'm doing a new build to see if that helps.
[Update:] forgot to mention, the new binaries put stuff in /Applications/KDE instead. If you have one of the earlier packages that had it as a symlink, you may want to delete /Applications/KDE before installing all this stuff.
Also, the wiki has moved. The old one was pretty un-featureful. The new one's pretty spiffy.

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33 comments to Binary Updates

  • condor

    I download the packages from Jan 11th for my son.
    Everything installed under /opt but no links were made to the desktop. We tried running various things but nothing really came up properly and we had no clue as to how to properly start the suite.
    So what do we run first second etc and where/what should we be making links to from his application directory?
    I can’t really test it if there is no clue what to do.
    Just a linux guy whose son is a powerbook sort of person.

  • The new packages today put things in /Applications/KDE instead.

  • jonas

    the packages are reaaaaally awesome 🙂
    however, I can’t get konqueror to work. It seems, that it doesn’t support any protocols at all? Also, nothing is configurable. I downloaded today’s packages.

  • Eric

    I’m really interested to know if it’s possible to get KDE desktop and apps working on Darwin x86. Can anyone let me know if this is possible and how to do it? Are there binaries available for this?
    Feel free to email me.

  • Jonas, it turns out there’s a bug on a fresh install where the desktop files don’t get parsed.
    Try running “sudo /opt/kde/bin/kbuildsycoca –global” from a terminal and it should be fixed.
    The next package drop will do this automatically on install.
    Eric, you can already run KDE on darwin/x86. Install darwinports from — you can install kde through darwinports (it uses X11, as that’s the only open-source gui available for pure darwin).

  • Eric

    Thanks for the info. Can this be done via cdrom or via another computer on my network since my darwin computer is not connected to broadband?

  • I don’t think they make CDs, but the easiest way to find out is to not ask on some random blog, but to ask them. (grin)

  • Eric

    No prob. I just thought you might know. 🙂 I’ll ask them.
    Thanks again,

  • John Kinsella

    This is awesome! And I definitely want to support this effort with a donation. One question. I know there’s no support, but I’m wondering if anyone had this probelm. I installed all the packages required, and then tried to open KWord. But immediately I got an error that it couldn’t open a network socket and to make sure DCOMServer is running. I get an error when I try to launch DCOMServer and am kind of stuck. I can’t figure out what it needs me to fix. Anyone seen this? Again, sorry for the support post here, I couldn’t find a more appropriate place to ask the question. Thanks for all your hard work!!!

  • The dcopserver thing is non-fatal, but you’ll have to run “sudo /opt/kde/bin/kbuildsycoca –global” from a terminal for a number of apps to work (as I said above).
    This will be fixed in the next binary package release.

  • John Kinsella

    Shoot! How did I miss that? Anyway, thanks for repeating it! That worked like a charm! You guys are awesome!!

  • Paulus

    I’ve installed the packages, but when I start an application, it bounces once and then crashes. I’ve followed the instructions from
    What’s wrong?
    (An sorry for my English. I hope you can understand my question)

  • John C. Tull

    Just tried the 1/14 binaries. I would only recommend a change to the kbuildsycoca call in the installers: if the kdelib file has not been installed, the arts and kdesupport installers fail on the post-install script. Perhaps they should check for kbuildsycoca in /opt/kde/bin, then install it if it is missing.
    Great work! Hope this helps.

  • Good point, I’ll update ’em. Thanks!

  • Geoffrey Simms

    I can’t get any of the Jan 14 pkg files to install except qt. (qt installs fine, and I can run with no problem.) I am starting from a clean system, with no /opt and no /Applications/KDE. I’ve tried installing arts first, kdelibs first, etc. The installer gives an error and says to try installing again.
    For those having success with this, did you have an existing install of kde/mac on your system? Even though RR said this one installs in /Applications/KDE I see a whole lot of references to /opt in the .pkg files. I’m wondering if there is some lingering dependency that is met on systems with prior installs. I did manage to run the binaries from a few days ago, but I cleaned them all out before installing this time.

  • Geoffrey, you’re running into the problem John pointed out. There’s a new arts and kdesupport up there now that should fix it (in theory).
    And there are still files in /opt, I just put the app bundles in /Applications/KDE so they’re easier to get to, since /opt is hidden by default. (there’s a whole tree under /opt/kde, but the apps are no longer in /opt/kde/Applications)

  • Geoffrey Simms

    D’oh! I thought for sure I would have to install arts and kdelibs first. I just realized that kdesupport fixes the kbuildsycoca problem…. (I’ve forgotten the kde installation dependencies after a year of using OS X and abandoning my KDE Linux box…) Maybe a .mpkg for “KDE Basic” and “KDE All” would be in order? This could install the packages respecting their dependencies.

  • dids

    Ah this set of binaries is much better. got konqueror browsing pages and kwrite working too.
    Im having trouble clicking folders, in konqueror file manager mode. anyone else ??

  • I’ve got an .mpkg that does the right thing, I’m waiting to hear back from the guy who runs the server we put on to look into getting me rsync access so I can put .pkg files up, and I want to get webdav set up there too, so you can just mount and install over the net (picking and downloading only the bits you want.)
    It already works, just need a way to get it up on the site. =)

  • Geoffrey Simms

    Me too. I have to navigate in the sidebar and right-click and choose “open with” on a file. But, you can drag from konqueror to the Dock, and also drag from konqueror to Safari bookmarks. Nice.
    Modifier keys are totally nonresponsive, despite the familiar command-option etc. symbols showing shortcuts in the menus. This is definitely alphaware; it’s not even into a stage where they should open up for bug reports because there are obvious huge fixes to make already. Nevertheless, I love it.

  • Davey O'Hill

    Good Work! Looks very promising. I was able to get stuff working from the tips on this thread. Looking forward to the beta cycle. I’m in. Thanks.

  • Mike G

    I’ve was able to get everything up and running with one problem: There aren’t any menu bars (expect for the name of the running application). Looking at the screenshots of KWord, the menu bar is definitely there. Anybody else experience this?

  • Henry Delion

    Tiny problem: I’m on this oldworld mac where you need to install OSX into the first 8 gig of a big drive. This means my drive is too full to properly install KDE. Would it be at all possible to install everything onto a different drive? I know it doesn’t work currently because the applications are looking for /opt/kde and /usr/local/qt, but it should be possible to make it look for /my_other_drive/opt/kde, I guess?

  • Geoffrey Simms

    Try turning *off* MacOS-stlye menu bars in the Control Center.

  • Mike G

    Geoffrey Simms:
    That did the trick. Menu bars are now working!!

  • Kenneth

    On the building KDE for the ./configure the documentation says ./configure-kde and I think should be ./configure –enable-mac. This allowed me to configure correctly.
    Great Work!!!!!

  • Kenneth, configure-kde is one of the tools you get with the patches. It adds a ton of pre-configured command-line args and environment stuff to find the stuff in /opt/kde right among other things.

  • David

    the webdav instaler does not run on my mac. after going through all dialoges the installer stops saying that an error has occured and i schould run the installer again.
    i think this is a rights problem. the installer does not ask for an admin password. but i think it needs one to write to /opt.

  • Is it possible to have an UNinstall option on these? I’d like to try out some of the packages like edu, Quanta, etc, without having to go through the logs to find every file in those packages and manually rm them.

  • I think the guys make a package uninstaller…

  • WebDAV installer giving me the same error as David and does not ask for password.

  • Kenneth

    Thank you, did not see that. I was going through and looking for all the flags that needed to be used. Should have looked further than just the patches directory 🙂