[ was Re: static libraries ]

Martin Ward macros_the_black at
Thu Apr 16 12:38:11 PDT 2009

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 11:01:53PM +0000, Ken Moffat wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 09:39:51PM +0000, Martin Ward wrote:
>>> Is this what you were looking for Ken?
>>> regards
>>> Martin
>>  Hmm, it very much looks like it.  I'll try it in my next build, if
>> it still applies.
>>  Thanks.
>  Unfortunately, I halted that build before kde and it hasn't seemed
> urgent enough to get back to.  Meanwhile, on a slightly older pure64
> clfs system I've been building my current desktop packages.  Just
> noting for the record that it doesn't seem to be usable with kde:
>  The patch applies fine, and gave me
> I upgraded the versions of the "minimum kde" packages to 4.4.2 (i.e.
> just enough for konqueror, okular, kmix).  Unfortunately, cmake
> appears to be unable to find the shared
>  I've already become antagonistic to kde4 because akonadi/pimlibs
> appear to need static boost libs (and cmake is broken enough to
> find a shared-only boost, but no static libs, and continue), now it
> appears libQtUiTools has to be static.  I wish I'd spotted that
> before the previous build - I've now lost interest in kde4 (I don't
> wish to have to rebuild kde if a vulnerability is found in Qt).
>  A shame, because konqueror4 appeared to render more nicely than
> konqueror3 (better use of fonts), but the packages are all so
> enormous that I'm probably better off without it.
>  This dependency on static libs runs all the way through cmake -
> it's arrogant enough to link itself to system libs _only_ if you
> have all of its required libs (libxmlrpc_c isn't a common
> requirement), so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that some of
> the kde dependencies are static.  For me, it's too much aggravation.
> ĸen
i didn't seem to have any problems but i used qt 4.5, and am running now 
from a kde 4.2.1 desktop. But i did use a few patches from arch/red-hat 
but akondai still doesn't work correctly for me, i suspect it was me 
using -DCMAKE_SKIP_RPATH=ON, which might have caused the issue.

overall i am liking kde4 more and more, and i'm sure as it progresses, 
we will eventually reach parity with 3.5.x

incidentally did you find a solution to the abiword problem as i got 
exactly the same issues as yourself, i.e no printing, no save to pdf, 
after tearing my hair out about why it wouldn't run without certain 
microsoft fonts installed



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