my email client (yes, i’m an anachronism, i know… deal with it) was working when i went to bed last night.
my email client was working when i got up this morning… however it turns out that my file manager was not. i fought my way through several different possibilities, and then i discovered that i did, indeed, have about a half-hours worth of downloading for “updates” that weren’t installed yesterday, so i installed them.
the file manager now works… but my email client doesn’t. 😐
when i try to start it from the GUI, nothing happens. when i try to start it from the terminal, it tells me this:
kontact: error while loading shared libraries: libkontactinterface.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory which is next to useless…
so i go to google and put in “libkontactinterface.so.4” and i discover that it is installed in /usr/lib with kdepimlibs5 (whatever that is), so i type in
sudo apt-get install kdepimlibs5 and it tells me
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
kdepimlibs5 is already the newest version.
however, when i go to
/usr/lib/ and do a
ls | grep libkontactinterface.so.4 it tells me nothing… which means that, despite the fact that i’ve apparently got the most recent kdepimlibs5, i apparently don’t have ANY libkontactinterface.so.4…
why does linux have to be so arcane? is it just to frustrate anachronisms like me? 🙁