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Old 10-23-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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Trying to install KDar in Slackware 14 but get a strange error message when I run it


since many years now KDar has been a favorite backup-application. But seems not to have been updated since 2009. -Anyway with different workarounds I've managed to get it working i Suse from 10.3 up to 12.2 (also x86_64).

Initially I tried to install kdar-2.0.7-x86_64-1ces.tgz from Slacky together with dar-2.4.7-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz from Slackbuilds with no success. Since I knew it would probably be tricky I decided to try a very unSlackish inortodox way, namely to convert the two rpm's I knew worked in OpenSuse12.2 to tgz using rpm2tgz.

Now I've basically got following packages installed:
and some others to finally solve all depedencies.

Having finally solved a linking error by downgrading my initial dar- and libdar-packages to the versions above I still end up in getting a, for me, unfamiliar error message when I start KDar:

QThreadStorage can only be used with threads started with QThread
I've tried to "decode" it reading on but am ashamed to say that I don't understand.

Does anyone recognize this message and perhaps know what it means?

Best regards

Old 10-27-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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If the exception catching is correct, then the error is self-explanatory, which is that some other function than QThread is calling QThreadStorage. You'd have to read the source code to find out specifically what it is.

I'd avoid using other distro's RPMs/Debs simply because you don't know what they built it against nor do you know what patches they may have applied. Those two things may give you an unexpected error.

First, how many packages have you installed from 3rd party repositories? What happens with the Slackbuild script? If you think you found a bug with the Slackbuild, there is a way to report it.
Old 10-28-2012, 12:36 PM   #3
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angryfirelord Thank you for your reply!

So far I was guessing that some other instance than QThread was calling QThreadStorage but I have not figured out what or if QThreadStorage really is an instance of KDar.

To answer your two questions all the packages listed and the ones not mentioned were converted from openSUSE 12.2 repo's and I guess you're right suggesting the unexpected errors. The only reason I used them was that they worked in openSUSE 12.2 which kdar from Slacky and dar from Slackbuilds did not.

On the other hand, I was not expecting this effort should be easy since it not really was in openSUSE either! And I really have got no reason to file a bug report against dar from Slackbuild! I think the reason is that KDar hasn't been uppdated since 2009.

Many thanks for your suggestions though!

And to the moderators/administrators: You may well close this thread or erase it! I've given up this KDar in Slackware 14 idea! Trying using rsync instead.



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