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Old 07-10-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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Files missing from desktop after sbopkg (Solved... sort of)


Hi,

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.

Does anyone have any other ideas?

Thanks

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Old 07-10-2009, 09:17 PM   #2
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You are using a third-party package manager to update third-party packages.
That is always changing Slackware where it's no longer the 'official' Slack.

You might get help from chess, or rworkman, or someone here. But you should
consult the source of sbopkg, also, if not first.
 
Old 07-10-2009, 09:31 PM   #3
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Thank you Bruce,

I looked over the archives at the mailing list
http://sbopkg.org/mailman/listinfo/sbopkg-users
as far back as October 2008. There is no mention.

I'm guessing that I'm just out of luck.

When I did this, I never expected files to disappear. The only ones I see missing are on the desktop. Everything else seems OK.
 
Old 07-10-2009, 09:37 PM   #4
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...esting-736478/
 
Old 07-10-2009, 09:53 PM   #5
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Thanks again,Bruce !

This thread is for the alpha version 0.30. I installed and used version 0.27.4. My fault for not mentioning it.

I also tried 'xfs_check /dev/hda4' I received no errors. I think something actually deleted the files. If this was Windows, I'd suspect I'd been hacked.

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Old 07-10-2009, 10:01 PM   #6
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chess, who started that thread, is the author of sbopkg.

You can find his homepage and his email by clicking on his
name in the box to the left there <<<.
 
Old 07-10-2009, 10:04 PM   #7
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Duh... I'm sorry.

Thanks.
-Joe
 
Old 07-10-2009, 10:13 PM   #8
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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....
 
Old 07-10-2009, 10:15 PM   #9
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I emailed him.

Thanks,
-Joe
 
Old 07-10-2009, 10:18 PM   #10
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Actually, gumbo is part of my name. But, some day I'll actually try gumbo. Sounds great!

Thanks again
 
Old 07-10-2009, 10:41 PM   #11
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joegumbo,

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?

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Old 07-10-2009, 11:10 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by chess View Post
joegumbo,

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?
I've been running 12.2. I just used slackpkg to upgrade to the latest pkg versions. I did not upgrade SW version from a prior version. I used 'slackpkg upgrade-all'

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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?
All desktop icons are now missing from my kde desktop. The icons are still there on XFCE except for the Writer Documents. I'd be happy to provide any additional info you want.

Quote:
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?
Yes. They were Writer documents saved to the desktop for quick access. I believe I was using 3.0.1; sbopkg upgraded to 3.1.0.

I need to add one more thing as well...
Yesterday, I also installed the blobAndConquer slackbuild from SlackBuilds.org. I'm sorry... I just remembered. Late in the day here.
 
Old 07-10-2009, 11:20 PM   #13
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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?
 
Old 07-10-2009, 11:22 PM   #14
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bash-3.1$ ls -l ~/Desktop
total 0
bash-3.1$
Thanks Chess.
-Joe

Btw, this seems strange to me. I do have icons on the XFCE desktop for Trash, Home, and File System. Again, KDE no longer has any desktop icons.

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Old 07-10-2009, 11:33 PM   #15
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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.

I'm still testing out a few things here.
 
  


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