[blfs-dev] Kde 4.11.1 can not find mime data

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 12:05:26 PDT 2013


Magnus Larsson wrote:
> Hello blfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org
>
> Kde 4.11.1 can not find mime data when staring session using kdm,
>
> I have Xorg-7.7 server and QT-4.85 on a LinuxFromScratch (lfs) system.
> Both the xserver and qt work well.
>
> uname -a
> Linux lfs 3.10.1 #6 SMP Sat Sep 14 18:20:45 CEST 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>
> I want a running kde4 code base. I have built a basic kde4 system using
> the blfs build instructions
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/kde/kde.html.
>
> I fulfil the prerequisites and I can cmake, make and make install KDE4
> source without problem.
>
> Problem:
> When I execute /opt/kde/bin/kdm and log in to start a kde4 session I get
> a couple of pop up window stating:
> -Error Run Command Interface
> Could not find mime types:
> "inode/directory"
> "inode/blockdevice"
> "inode/chardevice"
> "inode/socket"
> "inode/fifo"
> "application/x-shellscript"
> "application/x-executable"
> "application/x-desktop"
>
> "Could not find mime type application/octet-stream"

Lets start at the beginning.  Do you have:

/usr/share/mime/application/octet-stream.xml
/usr/share/mime/inode/{directory,blockdevice,chardevice,socket,fifo}.xml
/usr/share/mime/application/x-*  etc

If so, then try

export XDG_DATA_DIRS=/opt/kde/share:/usr/share

   -- Bruce



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