Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 92418
Updating kde with up2date
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:20 EDT
Description of problem:
Using up2date to upgrade kde, after upgrade kdeinit fails to load kde
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kde - 3.0.3 to 3.0.5
Run up2date and then log out and then log back in gives you the cannot start kdeinit
Steps to Reproduce:
The exact error that I am gettting after I log into a console and do a startx,
the first box that pops up is
1. Couldn't start kdeinit. Check your installation
2. Couldn't start ksmserver. Check your installation.
That's the two errors that I receive on the screen after startx.
If there werent any error messages generated by up2date, this
sounds more like a kde packaging bug. Switching to that component.
strange, does it work, if you reboot your machine after update process?
Could you please give me package list on your machine:
just do: rpm -qa
to get the list.
Created attachment 92379 [details]
rpm -qa list
Here is the list of my rpm's that you are wanting, and after letting up2date do
the install for kde and logging out and back into kde I get the error cannot
start kdeinit and the other error. I have everything loaded off the cd's on rh
8, so the list is quite long.
the rpm list looks ok for me. It's really strange. I don't think it's a problem
in KDE, because many people don't see it after upgraded to KDE 3.0.5a. Something
is broken by update progress on your machine.
Could you please try to install fresh RHL 8 first and after that upgrade KDE
3.0.5a manuelly with "rpm -Fvh *" (you should have download all kde 3.0.5a from
Does it work for you after that?
Okay Sounds great to me, I will do that today and let you know what happens
Okay, sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you! The RPM -Fvh *.rpm
command upgraded KDE without any problems, after a fresh install of Red Hat 8. I
still don't know what caused this to happen, do you? It's a shame you have to
reload but sometimes I understand it's the only way. I just don't want to
remember anything about my old windows days of reloading, seems like every other
week, because of different problems, that's all.
Thanks for all you help!
Created attachment 93297 [details]
This is the terminal output of Rpm -Fvh *.rpm
I submitted the output from the terminal from the command rpm -Fvh *.rpm on my
other redhat 8.0 box. It's wierd that two of my boxes are doing the same thing,
I just bave been scared to try the update of kde on this one because it is an
important box to me. But I got brave and it gave me the same two errors that
the other gave me. And so I attached the output that the command gave!
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