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Month: September 2009

Re: [kubuntu-kde3.5-users] ttf-bitstream-vera not in karmic anymore

From: Julius Schwartzenberg <julius@...>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 21:52:31 +0200
Yes, they are indeed fixed! Thanks a lot! I came across a few more 
issues though. When I install kubuntu-desktop-kde3 it also brings in 
some KDE4 packages. I was able to figure out some causes and a few other 

The control file of kde-style-qtcurve-kde3 I think should have a line:
Provides: kde-style-qtcurve
Right now it will trigger the install of gtk2-engines-qtcurve which 
depends on kde-style-qtcurve which is the KDE4 package.
I think that many things may work better if such lines (provides with 
the package name without -kde3 appended) would be added to all packages. 
I also had a problem before where AcetoneISO was looking for konqueror 
and did not like my konqueror-kde3 although it works fine with it. When 
packages would need the KDE4 versions, they'll specify a specific 
minimum version anyhow, so I think adding such a line would not break 

Another small issue is kdebase-kde3 recommending kdm instead of 
kdm-kde3. Changing this seems to prevent kdm from getting installed.

foomatic-db-hpijs is recommended by kubuntu-desktop-kde3 but has been 
replaced by foomatic-db.

apport-qt and openoffice.org-kde are recommended by kubuntu-desktop-kde3 
but they both depend on KDE4 libraries. Similarly hplip-gui is 
recommended by kubuntu-desktop-kde3 but is uses libqt4.

Some of the recommended packages aren't available for me: 
kdebluetooth-kde3, kubuntu-docs-kde3, strigi-applet, 

I hope this helps. Let me know if you need more information. I can try 
to dig some more then :)


kb9vqf@... wrote:
> This bug, and the kdm PAM file bug, should now be fixed.  Let me know if
> they truly are or not!
> Tim
>> I don't know whether this is known bug. It is the first thing I come
>> across when installing KDE3, so I can imagine it is.
>> kubuntu-desktop-kde3 depends on ttf-bitstream-vera but it's not
>> available anymore in karmic as you can see here:
>> http://packages.ubuntu.com/nl/jaunty/ttf-bitstream-vera
>> Here is a patch:
>> http://haar.student.utwente.nl/~julius/patches/no_ttf-bitstream-vera.patch
>> I just removed the package from the dependencies. This allows me to
>> install everything, but somehow also brings in some KDE4 packages on my
>> system. Another option would be to add this package to the KDE3
>> repository.