Request: Please create OBS package of newest plasmoid-networkmanagement


I have used the latest plasmoid-networkmanagement-0.9.svn1180608 and it is by far the best NetworkManager interface for KDE4. The version that comes with openSUSE 11.3 for KDE 4.4.5 is old and doesn’t work well. Could somebody please create a package of the newest version for KDE 4.4.5 on openSUSE 11.3? Sorry I’m too dumb to do it myself.

Thanks a lot!

It’s already in the repositories here…

Index of /repositories/spins:/open-pc:/kde/openSUSE_11.3

Sorry, that repo is no good, it switches kdebase packages to 4.5.2, which has a major desktop bug.

Can’t you just get the source code and then run

make config
make install

I don’t know what kind of dependencies you’ll run into though. You’ll also have to have the development tools installed. (make, gcc, etc)

Maybe, but why?

There are binary RPMs, so there must be a src.rpm also.

It would be much cleaner trying to rebuild the src.rpm, see “man rpmbuild”.

That’s one of the reasons to prefer src.rpms (if they exist), they contain that information, with the exception of

those “obvoius” dependencies which are already inside your buildroot when using the tools intended for building redistributable RPM packages (build/lbuild and maybe osc/OBS).

However, there is no guarantee the package will build, even if all dependencies are satisfied, maybe it needs a certain minimal version of QT and/or KDE-libs higher than the ones in standard openSUSE 11.3, but this would also apply to manual building.

I just rebuilt the package locally on 11.2 against KDE 4.5.2, but I don’t have a testing ground for older KDE-Versions.

Which one? I run 4.5.2 with plasmoid networkmanagement, smooth, stable, fast. I can find bugs on 4.5.2 like on any piece of software, but no “major desktop bug”. If that would be the case, I wouldn’t be running it, would I :slight_smile: ? Could you point out where this info comes from?

Sure, the information comes from here. :wink: It’s my own information. For me, it appears that 4.4.5 produces less fatal crashes. Furthermore, 4.5.2 has a dreadfully irritating bug that constantly rearranges my desktop icons.