Problem installing KDE/Amarok

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Jun 24 15:02:21 PDT 2009

On Jun 24, 2009, at 16:47, Hal Vaughan wrote:

> I figured they'd be lost if I had to kill the terminal.  Of course,  
> I'm not 100% sure that this is the issue.  For all I know, the  
> process could have been okay and it could be something else that  
> crashed it.  (Come to think of it, there was an ssh connection, but  
> it's a program I'm always running in the b.g.)  I figure in worst  
> case, since it's the first thing I'm installing, I could wipe out  
> any KDE directory in Applications and just wipe all of /opt,  
> reinstall MacPorts and restart.
> Is there any place else KDE would store files that I'd have to  
> clear out if I do that?
>> After restarting Terminal or the computer, you can try again. You  
>> can use the "-d" flag ("port -d install amarok") to get a lot more  
>> information printed out. This will let you see what exactly a port  
>> was doing if and when it gets hung up. On the other hand, the vast  
>> quantity of output you will get means you will very likely miss  
>> any "you must do this after installing the port"-type messages  
>> that some ports print.
> I was also going to see if I could find a list somewhere of all the  
> messages from KDE.  It looks like each package is giving me the  
> same message at the start and the end.
> I'll most likely wipe out /opt and just start clean, since I don't  
> have any other packages done with MacPorts yet.  I don't mind  
> letting it rebuild qt overnight.

If you want to do that, you should follow the uninstall instructions  
shown here:

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