Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#478 closed System Defect (wontfix)

kde4 vs. kde3

Reported by: frisbie Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: System Configuration Version: 9-SNAPSHOT
Keywords: kde3 kde4 gdm Cc: trac-bugs@…


not really sure what i am doing here
am using pcbsd 9_0_release dvd image (2012-01-16)
i386 P4 3.2Ghz 4Gb ram
which comes with kde4 installed (optional)
when i install other ports (mostly in batch)
some of the ports, through recursive dependency, cause kde3 to install (kdebase-3...)
after this when choosing KDE option at login screen, it seems that both kde4 and kde3 load up
i get a screen mixed with a kde3 panel, kde4 panel and kde4 background artwork
though it seems that the kde4 desktop effects do not work
have not noticed any other conflicts as yet

  1. is it possible to set up gdm (login) to set separate options for both kde3 and kde4
  2. is it possible to configure the system to allow for kde3 dependent ports to install though only use kde4 desktop

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by dlavigne

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

You should really use Ports Jail to install ports so they don't interfere with the packages that get installed with the operating system (as you have discovered).

KDE3 and KDE4 can not be installed at the same time as they use the same prefix, meaning one will break the other. You should also not install KDE3 ports on a KDE4 system as they are not compatible with each other.

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