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Old 02-13-2008, 12:40 AM   #1
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Unhappy kword won't run - fails with libtool warning

I am running gentoo, and I recently got annoyed enough with abiword that I thought I would jump ship from gnome to kde to try kword.

So I emerged kword, and tried to run it. I get the following:

koffice (lib kofficecore): WARNING: Library files for ".la" not found in paths.
I tried recompiling kword, and compiling koffice-meta ebuild first (following the gentoo KDE howto), but nothing changed the failure. I tried to find out what .la files were, and ran into a dead-end in libtool land. Google was unhelpful - am I the only person experiencing this failure?

The funny thing is if I login as root, kword starts fine. However, doing all my word processing as root is not an acceptable solution (and hard to explain to my wife!).
Old 02-13-2008, 11:58 AM   #2
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Have you tried re-merging libtool?

Since you stated that you just switched from gnome to KDE, i assume you just performed an similar world update command:

emerge -avuD --newuse world

As Per the Gentoo documentation it is always a good practice to re-merge libtool after performing a global update.

So try this:
emerge libtool kword

see what happens. Post a Compile or further info from logs.



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