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    Default kdar: missing libdar.so.4

    I used kdar for restoring files for several years. Now after upgrading to OpneSUSE 13.1 kdar complains about a missing libdar.so.4 . I removed it and re-installed from the official 13.1 sources, but no change. I cannot find this library, only libdar.so.5000.xxx . Making a symlink to this library does not work. Is there a working version of kdar for 13.1, 64 bit?

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    Default Re: kdar: missing libdar.so.4

    Quote Originally Posted by HuibC View Post
    I used kdar for restoring files for several years. Now after upgrading to OpneSUSE 13.1 kdar complains about a missing libdar.so.4 . I removed it and re-installed from the official 13.1 sources, but no change. I cannot find this library, only libdar.so.5000.xxx . Making a symlink to this library does not work. Is there a working version of kdar for 13.1, 64 bit?
    libdar4 is available from the KDE3 repo

    http://software.opensuse.org/package/libdar4

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    Default Re: kdar: missing libdar.so.4

    BTW, depending on your needs, you may find that KBackup is a suitable alternative.

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    Default Re: kdar: missing libdar.so.4

    On 2014-07-21 10:56, HuibC wrote:
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    > I used kdar for restoring files for several years. Now after upgrading
    > to OpneSUSE 13.1


    How exactly did you upgrade?

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    Default Re: kdar: missing libdar.so.4

    The libdar which is presented is for 12.2. There is also an "unstable package" version for 13.1
    I installed the 12.2 version, which needed uninstalling the libdar .so.5000 . This makes kdar work, but should it be better to use the latest 13.1 package?

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-07-21 10:56, HuibC wrote:

    How exactly did you upgrade?

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    The intention was to upgrade from DVD. At a certain moment the program asked if it might put up an internet connection. I thought that this would allow for checking for updates, but the program ended up doing all the installation from sources on the internet. Took hours!

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    Default Re: kdar: missing libdar.so.4

    On 2014-07-21 15:06, HuibC wrote:
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    > The libdar which is presented is for 12.2. There is also an "unstable
    > package" version for 13.1
    > I installed the 12.2 version, which needed uninstalling the libdar
    > .so.5000 . This makes kdar work, but should it be better to use the
    > latest 13.1 package?


    You really should be using 13.1 packages only.


    > robin_listas;2655040 Wrote:


    >> How exactly did you upgrade?


    > The intention was to upgrade from DVD. At a certain moment the program
    > asked if it might put up an internet connection. I thought that this
    > would allow for checking for updates, but the program ended up doing all
    > the installation from sources on the internet. Took hours!


    Ah! Yes, I know. I have stumbled on that same stone, it is a sore point
    for me.

    If you were using only the DVD, there would have been work to do.

    The typical problem is that the DVD can not upgrade what is not included
    in the DVD itself. The cure is to run, after the offline upgrade, a
    modified online upgrade:

    Code:
    zypper patch
    zypper up
    zypper dup
    Yes, the three of them, and in that order, I think.
    It has to be done before any additional repos are added, which would
    complicate matters greatly.

    An exception could be nvidia/ati repo, if it was used previously.

    After you do the above, and reboot, you can add packman and do the
    multimedia things.


    Another possible problem are stale config files. Run "rcrpmconfigcheck".
    You should get a list of *.rpmnew files and *.rpmsave files.

    When a package is upgraded, rpm can do one of two things with the config
    files: 1) leave the old one in place, and add the propossed new one
    renamed .rpmnew. 2) Rename the old one as .rpmsave and install a brand
    new one.

    I suggest making a backup of both the active config file, and the *.rpm*
    file, then open both with:

    Code:
    meld /path/configfile /path/configfile.rpmsave
    
    or
    
    meld /path/configfile /path/configfile.rpmnew
    "meld" is a KDE based editor that compares both files and highlights
    differences. You can copy sections from one side to the other, save or
    abort and retry.

    Once done, delete the rpmsave or rpmnew file.

    Repeat for the entire list that "rcrpmconfigcheck" produces, till it
    comes back empty.

    (this procedure should be done anytime you do any update; however, it is
    crucial after a system wide upgrade)


    Some more info:

    Online upgrade
    method

    Offline upgrade
    method




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    Default Re: kdar: missing libdar.so.4

    Thanks! I put that with my notes!

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