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Files missing from desktop after sbopkg (Solved... sort of)
I did a full update with slackpkg for 12.2 with no problems.
Then, I did a full update with 'sbopkg' and now I'm having issues.
This is for SW 12.2 x86 full install with XFCE Desktop.
I updated everything with sbopkg. All seemed to go well except for issues with OpenProj. So, I skipped that.
After updating with sbopkg yesterday and booting today, the OpenOffice files (or their shortcuts) are now missing from my XFCE desktop. I did some checking around this forum and on Google, so I tried looking in /tmp; The OO files are not there either.
I tried starting OO (the new version updated by sbopkg: OO 3.1) and looking under recent documents. The desktop files are not listed.
I then tried logging out of XFCE and starting KDE. The KDE desktop loads OK, but not only are my OO files missing, all desktop shortcut icons are missing in KDE (Home, System, etc.). They used to be there.
It seems that now either the desktops, or maybe my whole system, is unstable.
The OO Writer docs contained phone numbers of recent contacts... I have no backup.
I'd keep tinkering, but I'm afraid I might just mess up a salvagable situation.
No problem, Joe. Sometimes things aren't as transparent to new users
as to guys who've been doing it a while.
Sure would like some gumbo. The wife pulled a few tricks and made some
jambalaya here yesterday. We don't have okra natively, but imported, and
there hasn't been any at the market this week. When it shows up again,
we'll have some gumbo. Yummm....
I am not sure I understand a few things. You mention upgrading with slackpkg -- upgrading from what? Were you on a previous version of Slackware like 12.1? And I don't understand the KDE issue -- your KDE desktop icons are messed up? It sounds like something got messed up with your Slackware upgrade. Can you provide a bit more information?
I have not received reports similar to what you are describing. I know folks have used sbopkg to upgrade packages between slackware versions -- I did myself, in fact, when going from 12.1 to 12.2.
And when you mention OO.o files -- what files? Your saved documents? Where did you save them? What version of OO.o were you using before you upgraded it?
Hmm... I have a 12.2 system that I have upgraded with slackpkg along the way, and have also upgraded SBo packages including OO.o with sbopkg and have not encountered this. However, I do not have KDE installed on that system.
Let me try a few things to see if I can reproduce.
In the meantime, have you tried using a terminal and going into your ~/Desktop folder and see what is in there?
It's possible the desktop icons stuff is related to the way OO.o does things in a non-traditional way. I seem to recall that Robby had to do some workarounds or something in the OO.o SlackBuild for 12.1. Check the 12.1 OO.o Slackbuild and the README at SBo to see what I mean. Sbopkg calls 'upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new' when installing or upgrading a package. Maybe something related to the .desktop files and their symlinks in /opt got messed up when doing the OO.o upgrade. That does not explain the KDE icons going missing or the Writer documents themselves.