[blfs-dev] plasma5

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 09:13:53 PDT 2015

Ragnar Thomsen wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 5:29 AM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There ars also several packages not mentioned in the systemd book:
>>>> 9ea14c8cc5a64ce0d9f0eeb3fccac830  5.4.1/kde-gtk-config-5.4.1.tar.xz
>>>> 940fec6800707ed57fa3a60b861b7665  5.4.1/kgamma5-5.4.1.tar.xz
>>>> c4921201f38136666e5dd1986166f131  5.4.1/ksshaskpass-5.4.1.tar.xz
>>>> 893378e2456881c59bc342ff3a0f5464  5.4.1/kwallet-pam-5.4.1.tar.xz
>>>> 161710cb26d5fb123be4062656124934  5.4.1/kwayland-integration-5.4.1.tar.xz
>>>> 9e9b2c7f015f34de92d2b712a288b073  5.4.1/muon-5.4.1.tar.xz
>>>> 1b1d6606792d4a348ba19e0cf1fca76f  5.4.1/plasma-mediacenter-5.4.1.tar.xz
>>>> 6793e0a36f3237d1f1581874b4297da8  5.4.1/plasma-pa-5.4.1.tar.xz
>>>> f1d61d7a858a33faacb46f8eeaf57f09  5.4.1/plasma-sdk-5.4.1.tar.xz
>>>> 78a5267bd557505f6dfa0a873a537efb  5.4.1/sddm-kcm-5.4.1.tar.xz
>>>> 3f31566c772d5bce10c3db7d7b97392e  5.4.1/user-manager-5.4.1.tar.xz
>> Those are probably not required.  Some of them might be useful in some
>>> cases, e.g. kgamma5 sounds like it might be a wrapper for xgamma (I
>>> _used_ to use that), and some of the others have names which suggest
>>> what they do.  I think there was always more in plasma than there was
>>> in the systemd book.
>>> I suppose some of them might have descriptions which google knows
>>> about.  I have seen the sddm-kcm package mentioned in the context of
>>> using sddm with plasma, but I have no idea what it provides.
>> It's supposed to be a kde configuration utility for sddm.
>> I'll try to boot with out them and see what happens.  I really don't think
>> we need anything that has sdk as a part of the name
> ksshaskpass, provides a graphical prompt for authenticating with ssh.
> kgamma, set monitor gamma in system settings.
> kwallet-pam allows to automatically open kwallet upon login (pam module). I
> haven't got this to work on my system.
> kwayland-integration is needed for kwin now.
> muon is a package manager (useless on LFS)
> plasma-mediacenter, mediacenter-like interface
> plasma-pa is the new pulseaudio-based volume control, replaces kmix
> plasma-sdk dev tools for creating plasmoids, viewing icons, etc.
> sddm-kcm, provides a system settings module for configuring sddm (theme
> etc.), not mandatory for using sddm with kde
> user-manager, configuration utility for adding/removing/modifying user
> accounts, not needed
> So of these, only kwayland-integration is really needed.

Thanks Ragnar.  I did finish building last night but without the above. 
  I could not get plasma5 to start -- seg fault in krunner.  I'll try 
adding kwayland-integration.

There are also the following non-kde packages that we need to add to the 
book for plasma5 support:


mesa -- change option to --with-egl-platforms="drm,x11,wayland" and 
build after wayland

One other thing.  We list an ftp url for all kde packages, but the ftp 
site has been down for quite a while.  Do you know if that is permanent?

   -- Bruce

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