Package Details: kde1-kdebase 1.1.2-5

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Package Base: kde1-kdebase
Description: Historical copy of the base applications module of KDE 1, adapted to compile on modern systems (circa. 2016)
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Licenses: GPL2
Groups: kde1
Submitter: z3ntu
Maintainer: z3ntu
Last Packager: z3ntu
Votes: 6
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2016-10-14 15:26
Last Updated: 2018-12-15 16:32

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z3ntu commented on 2016-10-14 15:45

I have created a short guide on how to install KDE1 here:

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z3ntu commented on 2020-03-14 09:52

@sl1pkn07 You'd have to port the modules first, these modules don't have a cmake build system yet.

sl1pkn07 commented on 2020-03-14 09:49


any plans for build the rest of the kde1 modules? kdegraphics, kdemultimedia, etc)?


0byte commented on 2019-08-31 23:09

KDE 1 Desktop starts, but no program starts (Virtualbox).

z3ntu commented on 2017-10-01 14:38

@Chazza: Sorry for the late response, but I just fixed the problem in 1.1.2-5.

Chazza commented on 2017-07-11 11:20

@z3ntu I tried rebuilding qt1 and kde1-kdebase but the latter build failed with the same error as before. Only by disabling compilation of kikbd can I get kde1-kdebase to build successfully. It's really weird though. Doing pacman -Ql qt1 shows that the .moc files are provided. I can verify that they're all in /opt/qt1 with find. So something odd is happening here. I haven't got time to look into this myself properly but I thought I'd put this up in case anyone else has the same problem.

For reference, here is the build error:

z3ntu commented on 2017-07-10 21:32

@Chazza: Can you try rebuilding qt1 and then rebuilding kde1-kdebase without the patch? That way it worked for me. Will try the rest in a few days in a vm probably.

Chazza commented on 2017-07-10 16:01

Just tried this and it works amazingly but there's a couple of things I found.

1) I wasn't able to build the kikbd module. It said it couldn't find widgets.moc which is very strange as qt1 is definitely providing it. So I had to disable compilation of that module:

2) I had to reorder startkde to get this to not crash on startup. Starting kwm last makes the entire desktop crash, I don't know why. I made it start before krootwm and made the session hang on kbgndwm instead. This got it to startup successfully but breaks the logout button which seems to just rely on killing kwm to end the session.

Can anyone else confirm these issues?

kdu commented on 2016-11-16 15:28

Update: Now you need to create /opt/kde1/share/apps/kdisknav

if you don't, it won't start. I tested it in a VM this morning and if you start kwm first then startkde you see the error:

z3ntu commented on 2016-11-15 18:37

I just tried a new installation of KDE1 in a virtual machine and it started fine... I also added a few more kde1 packages if you want more apps :)

kdu commented on 2016-11-15 14:36

It appears the problem is /opt/kde1/share/kdisknav is not created. Create it and everything starts fine.