Can't find Kate in KDE packages
hal at halblog.com
Sun Jun 13 20:25:29 PDT 2010
Finally found it through trial and error: it's in kdesdk4.
(Isn't one of the reasons of computers and all those wonderful commands like grep, sort, less, and so on to make it easy to find things like that? Why can't I just search all the ports, whether installed or not, and find which one provides a particular program?)
On Jun 13, 2010, at 9:27 PM, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> On Jun 13, 2010, at 8:07 PM, Scott Webster wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 2:10 PM, Hal Vaughan <hal at halblog.com> wrote:
>>> I've found a few pages, when Googling, that reference people using Kate on MacPorts. In one case it's a command line to run it. In that case, they're running from /Applications/MacPorts/KDE4/Kate.app, but I don't see that in my KDE4 folder and I don't see Kate as a separate package in MacPorts. I also don't see a way to search listings of ports to see if a package provides a particular program (a file, yes, but not a program if it has a different name than the file).
>>> What do I need to install to get Kate on KDE4?
>> Kate is in kdebase, so I would assume that in macports that it is in
>> the kdebase4 port (for kde4, kdebase3 for kde3).
>> If you have kdebase4 installed you should be able to run "port
>> contents kdebase4" to see which files it has installed, one of which
>> should be the executable for kate.
> Thanks for the "contents" command for port. I'm going through it, but, of course, when you're new you miss a few things and I was looking more for something that would search all packages. I did check, using "contents," the kdebase4 package, but found no reference to kate anywhere in there. I did find, under the kappfinder directory (/opt/local/share/apps/kappfinder/apps) indications of many programs that I don't see listed anywhere on my system. I also used the find command (as in from the shell, not a port command) to see if I could find it and did find a director, katepart (/opt/local/share/apps/katepart). My guess is it's in there and if I could actually start KDE in some way that I might be able to run it from the menu, but I'm not sure. But no matter what I did, I could NOT find a file named "kate" and on Linux, I know that's the filename.
> I would think, as you pointed out, that it'd be in the kdebase4, but I can't find an executable in there, not within /opt/local, or within /Applications/MacPorts (I'm using find ./ -name *kate*).
> Thanks for the idea, but it doesn't seem to be there -- but I'm willing to be proven an idiot if someone can show me that it's obvious and I missed it!
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