SyCoCa - Fixing broken KDE apps

Ian Wadham at
Wed Sep 19 21:42:56 PDT 2012

On 17/09/2012, at 8:14 AM, Jamie Paul Griffin wrote:
> [ Jeremy Lavergne wrote on Sun 16.Sep'12 at 12:31:54 -0400 ]
>>> Well, ok, I have updated the ports and we'll see whether those who experienced problems with skrooge or kmymoney4(-devel) are now better off than before.
>>> I wonder also what Jeremy (snc) will have to say about this issue.
>>> It's really a PITA that there are these re-occuring problems regarding KDE ports all the time… :(
>> I don't have anythign to add; I've dropped supporting KDE because it's nothing but a headache.
> It's a PITA on any platform, perhaps not so much on Linux AFAIK.

Headache?  PITA?  What sort of talk is that? … :-)

It appears that kbuildsycoca4 is run every time KDE starts up.  A process called kded
(KDE daemon) runs it as part of several other duties, but I am not suggesting that
kded should be ported to Apple …  Maybe it would work to run kbuildsycoca4 via
System Preferences->Users & Groups->Login Items.  That is how I run kdeinit4.

I have started a thread on kde-devel at called "When does kbuildsycoca4 run?".
My guess is that there is more to solving the problems with KDE apps than running
kbuildsycoca4 and I am seeking further answers over at kde-devel.  For example,
Dr Konqui clashes with the Apple crash-processor somehow and only works some
of the time.  Sometimes it fails to run at all and sometimes I have to Force Quit it.

Cheers, Ian W.

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