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FS#25071 - kdeutils-kcalc typing numbers broken

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Harley Laue (losinggeneration) - Friday, 08 July 2011, 19:28 GMT
Last edited by Andrea Scarpino (BaSh) - Saturday, 09 July 2011, 08:59 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrea Scarpino (BaSh)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Description: KCalc seems to introduced a bug that causes typing numbers to no longer work. This has been addressed upstream for 4.7, but seems to affect 4.6.5.

This is the svn revision that fixed the error:
And this is the relevant upstream bug report:

If this could be applied and the package rev'd, that'd be awesome :)

Additional info:
* 4.6.5-1

Steps to reproduce:
Open kcalc, try using the keyboard to input numbers to no-avail.
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Closed by  Andrea Scarpino (BaSh)
Saturday, 09 July 2011, 08:59 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  kdeutils-kcalc 4.6.5-2
Comment by Harley Laue (losinggeneration) - Friday, 08 July 2011, 19:31 GMT
hmm, sorry I guess it's the policy to not apply such patches according to So I'll request a closure. Sorry again.
Comment by David Rosenstrauch (darose) - Friday, 08 July 2011, 20:00 GMT
I'm having this problem too.

Would this really go against Arch policy? I wouldn't think it'd be the policy of the distro to be shipping a version of a package that's pretty much completely broken. Usually Arch would just wait to ship a package if it was broken. This one's already been shipped though. Doesn't seem like it would be out of line to release a new version that fixes the bug with a patch. It's ultimately up to the Arch KDE developer I guess.
Comment by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Friday, 08 July 2011, 20:10 GMT
We usually patch packages only when the bug is severe. It's normally left at the maintainer's decision. I assigned the bug to KDE's maintainer, let's see what he'll say.
Comment by David Rosenstrauch (darose) - Friday, 08 July 2011, 20:15 GMT
I'd rate this as pretty severe. It pretty much makes the KDE calculator completely useless. (You can still click on the number buttons with the mouse, but that's pretty useless for any real work.)