Problem installing KDE/Amarok
hal at halblog.com
Wed Jun 24 11:05:26 PDT 2009
I just installed MacPorts yesterday. I'm trying to install Amarok and
yesterday I typed "sudo port install amarok" yesterday. It took qt
hours to build. Last night, when I got home about 9 pm, the terminal
was not responding and clicking it gave me the spinning pinwheel. I
can't scroll or anything. Ports has a message displayed: Installing
kdebase4-runtime @4.2.4_0." It's been at that stage since 9 pm last
night (it's now about 2 pm the next day). The terminal is locked up
and I don't know if it's still building KDE and installing or if it's
I've asked for help on #kde-mac, but with 20 people in that group,
nobody seems active.
I don't know if I should kill the terminal and therefore the ports
process or if it just takes that long. My guess is that KDE is big
and it takes a lot of time and may take notable CPU resources, thus
locking up the terminal for a while. If that's so, I can deal with
it, but for now, I can't run another instance of Terminal unless I
reboot, and I don't know if restarting the port command will just put
me in the same fix before.
I'm on an iMac with OS X 10.5.7, a 2.4 Ghz Intel 2 core CPU with 4 GB
of 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM. Not the latest, but no slouch either. Does it
take over 17 hours to install KDE with such a system?
Also I know that there are messages of commands I have to run on the
terminal, but I only see a few, so I don't know if rebooting will mean
I can't access any that have scrolled off the top yet.
Thanks for any guidance or help on this.
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