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Month: October 2010

Re: [trinity-devel] Amarok, kipi-plugins sym links

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 13:37:38 -0700 (PDT)
> To those of you who have amarok and
> kipi-plugins installed. I want to know whether this problem
> is a build problem or a downstream packaging problem.
> Please check the HTML links for the non-English
> directories. For example,
> /usr/share/doc/HTML/pl/amarok
> There will be a sym link to common. Is the link good or
> broken?
> On my system the link points to:
> /usr/share/doc/HTML/pl/common
> I believe the link should point to:
> /usr/share/doc/HTML/en/amarok/common.

The problem is in the make files and is a remnant from KDE. In KDE I long ago noticed this problem with several apps: amarok, kipi-plugins, k3b, kpowersave, and kmplayer.

I created a diff patch to the make files. I don't pretend to understand automake, but after I apply the patch all is well until the build script runs make to build the files. Something in the make process overwrites the patches or restores the original make files. I never have seen that before.

Any ideas why the patch won't hold when running make?

At this point the only solution I have is to apply a post-make patch.

If anybody is interested I'm attaching the patch to the make files.

I'll watch other apps as I create Trinity build scripts.

Definitely a paper cut bug.