The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Monday, 09 February 2004]

KOffice fails install

Yes, we’re 24 hours in, and the KDE install saga is still ongoing. Doing huge builds like this really makes you appreciate how smoothly the multitasking in OS X works. Especially on a dual-processor machine, you hardly feel the machine load at all while doing other things on the system as Fink works.

Unfortunately, KOffice fails to build due to the usual cryptic Fink weirdness. As I’m not really interested in KOffice at all, ended up deleting it as a dependency from the bundle-kde-ssl.info file, and it looks like the build is close to coming to an end.

UPDATE: Quanta fails to build, too.

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