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Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:59 pm
now that i've got all the other stuff working, amarok is misbehaving. it says that all of my tracks are 0:00 minutes long, sometimes it will let me edit track details and sometimes it won't, even though all of the tracks are set with 644 permissions, and frequently i have to kill it from the terminal, because the menus cease to function.

i'm running lucid lynx (kubuntu 10.04), KDE 4.5.3, and amarok 2.3.2, and my understanding is that these are known bugs that have been fixed in 2.4.0 but that lucid doesn't have something (KDE 4.6.0?) that 2.4.0 needs to run.

i don't know how to get 2.4.0 without upgrading to maverick meerkat (kubuntu 10.10), which is a little more adventurous than i want to be right now, considering that i went through a four-day nightmare upgrading from karmic koala (kubuntu 9.10) and i'm still a little gun-shy when it comes to upgrades, especially non-LTS upgrades.

any suggestions?
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Re: amarok misbehaving

Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:11 pm
amarok 2.4 does not require kde 4.6

you could compile from the source http://blogs.fsfe.org/myriam/2009/09/co ... l-summary/ - it's doable and after the initial setup updates are easy, it is a long compile

I would suggest you contact the packagers and ask them to include 2.4 in lucid, there's been other posters with the same issue with 2.4 not available so there'd be support for this from others.


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Re: amarok misbehaving

Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:24 am
google01103 wrote:amarok 2.4 does not require kde 4.6


it requires something that lucid doesn't come with... either that, or the packages just aren't there for lucid... which is another entirely viable option.

google01103 wrote:you could compile from the source http://blogs.fsfe.org/myriam/2009/09/co ... l-summary/ - it's doable and after the initial setup updates are easy, it is a long compile


compiling from source is a couple of steps beyond my current skill level... at this point, upgrading from jaunty to karmic, and upgrading from karmic to lucid has been pushing my skill level to the limits, despite the fact that, once i had it running, both jaunty and karmic were as solid as a rock.

google01103 wrote:I would suggest you contact the packagers and ask them to include 2.4 in lucid, there's been other posters with the same issue with 2.4 not available so there'd be support for this from others.


do you have some suggestions for where, specifically, to write? i don't know the packagers personally, and i don't even know where to begin to find that information.
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Re: amarok misbehaving

Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:40 am
Sorry, I should have followed up on this. I'm talking to the packagers in #kubuntu-devel right now. And offering cookies!

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Re: amarok misbehaving

Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:12 am
valoriez wrote:Sorry, I should have followed up on this. I'm talking to the packagers in #kubuntu-devel right now. And offering cookies!

Valorie


cool... if any of 'em are musicians, i can fix their flutes, if that'll help... ^-^

keep me up to date please. thanks! :)
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Re: amarok misbehaving

Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:39 am
+1 for Valorie :)

if they say no, offer milk with the cookies


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Re: amarok misbehaving

Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:41 pm
I've started a thread for a newly packaged, but not tested, version of 2.4 for Lucid viewtopic.php?f=115&t=93959


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Re: amarok misbehaving

Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:03 pm
that works... thanks a lot! if you're a woodwind player and ever need musical instrument repair, my shop is always open to you guys. ;D
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Re: amarok misbehaving

Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:11 pm
please mark as resolved (use green check mark .......)


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