Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#23732 closed defect (fixed)

Linkage problem with libknewstuff and/or libattica following KDE 4.4 update

Reported by: cjones051073 (Chris Jones) Owned by: nerdling (Jeremy Lavergne)
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 1.8.2
Keywords: Cc: sharky@…, lang@…, macports@…, mayace.cysque@…, kahuna@…, ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)
Port: kdebase4

Description (last modified by mf2k (Frank Schima))


After updating to KDE 4.4, trying to start dolphin now results in the error below.

I've tried cleaning and reinstalling all KDE4 packages, no luck. The ports I have installed are

Chris-Jones-Macbook-Pro /opt/local/lib > sudo port list installed | grep -i kde
attica                         @0.1.2          kde/attica
kdebase4                       @4.4.0          kde/kdebase4
kdebase4-runtime               @4.4.0          kde/kdebase4-runtime
kdelibs4                       @4.4.0          kde/kdelibs4
kdepimlibs4                    @4.4.0          kde/kdepimlibs4
oxygen-icons                   @4.4.0          kde/oxygen-icons

If I check my /opt/local/lib area, I do have libattica.0.dylib

Chris-Jones-Macbook-Pro /opt/local/lib > ls -l libattica.* libknewstuff*
-rwxr-xr-x  2 root  admin  478264 15 Feb 20:34 libattica.0.1.2.dylib
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  admin      21 15 Feb 20:34 libattica.0.dylib -> libattica.0.1.2.dylib
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  admin      17 15 Feb 20:34 libattica.dylib -> libattica.0.dylib
-rwxr-xr-x  2 root  admin  646264 15 Feb 21:01 libknewstuff2.4.4.0.dylib
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  admin      25 15 Feb 21:13 libknewstuff2.4.dylib -> libknewstuff2.4.4.0.dylib
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  admin      21 15 Feb 21:13 libknewstuff2.dylib -> libknewstuff2.4.dylib
-rwxr-xr-x  2 root  admin  636184 15 Feb 21:04 libknewstuff3.4.4.0.dylib
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  admin      25 15 Feb 21:13 libknewstuff3.4.dylib -> libknewstuff3.4.4.0.dylib
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  admin      21 15 Feb 21:13 libknewstuff3.dylib -> libknewstuff3.4.dylib

Looks like some sort of linking issue between libknewstuff and libattica ?

cheers Chris

Process:         dolphin [45821]
Path:            /Applications/MacPorts/KDE4/
Identifier:      dolphin
Version:         ??? (???)
Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process:  launchd [424]

Date/Time:       2010-02-15 21:39:31.321 +0000
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.6.2 (10C540)
Report Version:  6

Interval Since Last Report:          378827 sec
Crashes Since Last Report:           8
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   7
Anonymous UUID:                      3743D1E8-FC5C-4FBA-A77D-40256CD5A0F4

Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread:  0

Dyld Error Message:
 Library not loaded: libattica.0.dylib
 Referenced from: /opt/local/lib/libknewstuff3.4.dylib
 Reason: image not found

Model: MacBookPro5,1, BootROM MBP51.007E.B05, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.53 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.33f8
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, PCIe, 512 MB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, PCI, 256 MB
Memory Module: global_name
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8D), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
Bluetooth: Version 2.2.4f3, 2 service, 1 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
Serial ATA Device: ST9500420ASG, 465.76 GB
Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-868
USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8507, 0x24400000
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x0237, 0x04600000
USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0x04500000
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x06100000
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8213, 0x06110000

Change History (12)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Cc: sharky@… added
Description: modified (diff)
Keywords: kde4 libknewstuff libattica removed
Owner: changed from macports-tickets@… to snc@…

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by eatdespain@…


solution I applied is the follwing:

vi .profile

And add:


then run:

open /Applications/MacPorts/KDE4/

and it should work.

Please, be sure all those paths are right for you


comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by cjones051073 (Chris Jones)


Thanks, your work around seems to work if the application is opened from the Terminal, but it does not help if Dolphin is started via finder. Even after logging out and back in I get the same crash.


comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by nerdling (Jeremy Lavergne)

Status: newassigned

We might consider moving the binary to libexec and creating a wrapper script that is launched, setting the environment.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by cjones051073 (Chris Jones)

Just FYI upgraded to KDE 4.4.1 and the problem is still there.

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by nerdling (Jeremy Lavergne)

I think we want to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH otherwise Apple's libraries will be included first.

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by lang@…

Cc: lang@… added

Cc Me!

comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by oldjohn@…

After some obstacles (#22144) it seems that I succeded installing amarok 2.2.0.
If I try to run it from finder it returns the problem with libattica reported here.
Setting DYLD_FALLBACK_LIBRARY_PATH solves this issue.
Now amarok starts up, the splash screen comes up, but then this error box shows up:

Amarok could not find any collection plugins. It is possible that Amarok is installed under the wrong prefix, please fix your installation using:

$ cd /path/to/amarok/source-code/
$ su -c "make uninstall"
$ cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` && su -c "make install"
$ kbuildsycoca4 --noincremental
$ amarok

More information can be found in the README file. For further assistance join us at #amarok on

Any idea about this?
What are collection plugins?

comment:9 Changed 12 years ago by macports@…

Cc: macports@… added

Cc Me!

comment:10 Changed 11 years ago by mayace.cysque@…

Cc: mayace.cysque@… added

Cc Me!

comment:11 Changed 11 years ago by kahuna@…

Cc: kahuna@… added

Cc Me!

comment:12 in reply to:  description Changed 11 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Cc: ryandesign@… added
Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Replying to jonesc@…:

Library not loaded: libattica.0.dylib
Referenced from: /opt/local/lib/libknewstuff3.4.dylib

The underlying problem was fixed by #23538. I bumped attica's revision in r67242 so it gets rebuilt following this change.

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