May
06
2009

kde 4.2.3 released, now available in gentoo =]

KDE 4.2.3 was officially released today

It’s already available in gentoo’s kde-testing overlay and will be added in portage’s tree really really soon :)

update: 4.2.3 is now in the portage tree =]

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May
05
2009

kde-testing overlay’s kde4 live status

Some changes in KDE’s svn repository broke some live gentoo ebuilds today…

This happened because some applications (namely ark and nepomuk) now depend on a new package in extragear/libs called libknotificationitem.

I’ve made the necessary modifications in gentoo’s kde-testing overlay to fix the issue  by adding a new ebuild for libknotificationitem and adding libknotificationitem DEPEND lines in ark and nepomuk. I also had to revbump plasma-workspace to r1 and block the old ebuild because libknotificationitem had file collisions with it.

So, if you had issues while @live-rebuilding kde4 today, sync your overlay and update :)

update: libknotificationitem just got moved to kdelibs/experimental

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Apr
30
2009

Overlays and >=portage-2.2_rc29 – what to do when overlay stuff breaks only for you

Recent versions of portage have brought some confusion with overlays and overriding eclasses. Due to QA issues, zmedico has decided to disable automatic eclass overrides from overlays.

This means that if, for example, you’re using the “kde-testing” overlay, you’ll have to manually tell portage to use any updated eclasses available in the overlay. If you don’t, you might end up with broken packages, depending on the overlay. You should check out the overlay’s guides and/or chat with the developers to find out if overriding is necessary/optional.

To tell portage to use the kde-testing overlay’s eclasses [if any], create the file:
/etc/portage/repos.conf

with the following content:

[gentoo]
eclass-overrides = kde

We’re using “kde” instead of “kde-testing”, because that’s the actual overlay name (found in OVERLAY_FOLDER/profiles/repo_name)

For more information on this issue, read gentoo bug #265747

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Apr
29
2009

KDE 3 prefixing / Amarok 1.4 and 2.0 at the same time!

Tampakrap and I have been working to make KDE 3 out-of-kde-base applications install and work alongside KDE 4.

Most of the work is now done. The eclasses have gained EAPI 2 support, tampakrap converted the misc apps to EAPI 2, we killed some eclass bugs that made some kde-base packages fail and @kde-3.5 and other ebuilds like amarok 1.4 build and install fine next to their 4.2 siblings.

A few more tests left before the changes are merged to the tree :)

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Apr
27
2009

Private overlay… Eyes only!

I now have my personal gentoo overlay over at github.

For those not familiar with overlays, they are something like a “repository”. They allow you to add and use ebuilds out of the official portage tree.

In my overlay, called “wirelay”, I usually add fixes from bugs.gentoo.org that I need which haven’t reached the tree yet (and maybe never will). I also keep ebuilds of the latest nvidia drivers and other stuff :)

To browse the overlay, visit http://github.com/wired/wirelay/tree/master

To add the overlay, install layman ( emerge -av layman ) then run:

layman -f -o http://github.com/wired/wirelay/raw/master/Documentation/wirelay.list -a wirelay

=]

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Apr
27
2009

/dev/urandom

Hello =]

Welcome to my new blog. Previously available @ http://linuxized.blogspot.com, I’ve moved my meaningless typing to a more private space.

Hopefully this will work out well – if not… I guess I can always turn back to blogger.. :)

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