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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted.
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 18:02:54
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. by Duncan <>
1 Duncan wrote:
2 > Florian Philipp posted on Thu, 09 Dec 2010 11:12:36 +0100 as excerpted:
3 >
4 >
5 >>> However, kde4 uses a database for akonadi. With older versions (thru
6 >>> 4.3 at least), it was mysql by default.
7 >>>
8 >> [...]
9 >>
10 >> Same issue with Amarok.
11 >>
12 > Thanks for the reminder. I'd forgotten about amarok, as I got disgusted
13 > with it awhile back, when they basically decided their amd64 users didn't
14 > matter (the embedded mysql lib they were using was broken on amd64, and it
15 > wasn't exactly an unknown break, either, they simply didn't care about
16 > such users enough to stop them from making it mandatory), and switched to
17 > something (mpd, with several front-ends, still less bloated than amarok)
18 > far less bloated and more in tune with my needs anyway. Of course, it
19 > didn't help that they'd dumped most of the features I found likable in the
20 > kde3 version, only to add more bloat I found nothing but useless to the
21 > kde4 version, either, but it was the utter unconcern about their kde4 amd64
22 > users, when kde3 was already no longer supported by kde itself (and was on
23 > its way out for Gentoo) that was the last straw for me.
24 >
25 > But yes, amarok requires mysql too, unfortunately.
26 >
27 >
29 I can do this then. I'll just copy everything on /home over EXCEPT the
30 .kde directory. I don't have anything in there anyway. I use Seamonkey
31 for email so as long as I have .mozilla, I'm good to go. Heck, I may
32 just copy .mozilla over and let the rest go. Well, I need my Documents
33 folder too.
35 Looks like this was simple enough to solve. Just leave .kde behind at
36 least. No worries. Wish the multilib issue was this simple. o_O
38 Dale
40 :-) :-)


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[gentoo-amd64] Re: About to install on a 64 bit system. Advice wanted. Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>