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Bug 687986 - kde-apps/kaddressbook should depend on kdepim-addons for working with postal addresses
Summary: kde-apps/kaddressbook should depend on kdepim-addons for working with postal ...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo KDE team
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-06-13 08:53 UTC by kavol
Modified: 2019-09-29 20:18 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description kavol 2019-06-13 08:53:28 UTC
I needed to check a postal address of a friend. What was my surprise when kaddressbook refused to display the contents of the location tab in contact details, saying something about a missing module and checking the installation - without any clue what exactly should I check, which module is missing.

Looking for solution, I have found this problem has been discussed already in Debian:

Emerging kdepim-addons fixed the problem for me too.

And I also think that kdepim-addons should be added to kaddressbook dependency chain, at least conditionally via some comprehensible USE flag.
Comment 1 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2019-06-13 11:22:59 UTC
We won't introduce a USE flag for an optional runtime dependency for sure. On the other hand, not having postal addresses available in a contact software seems important enough to make it a permanent RDEPEND.
Comment 2 Richard H. 2019-09-28 20:59:35 UTC
I also stumbled upon this bug. An addressbook without postal addresses is quite useless I guess, but kdepim-addons have their own dependencies as well. If nothing else, please include some merge-message so people can make sense out of this situaion. I for myself did a complete reinstall and just then found the Debian bug. Could have saved myself a lot of hassle.

Please, whatever it will be, something needs to be done here.
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2019-09-29 20:18:22 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 42e4d894a2933c33c87c8b4537c37c6abd205cac
Author:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
AuthorDate: 2019-09-29 20:15:49 +0000
Commit:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
CommitDate: 2019-09-29 20:18:07 +0000

    kde-apps/kaddressbook: Add warning if kdepim-addons is not installed
    In general, users expecting complete functionality are invited to use
    kde-apps/kdepim-meta. This warning won't hurt though.
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.76, Repoman-2.3.17
    Signed-off-by: Andreas Sturmlechner <>

 kde-apps/kaddressbook/kaddressbook- | 9 +++++++++
 kde-apps/kaddressbook/kaddressbook-9999.ebuild          | 9 +++++++++
 2 files changed, 18 insertions(+)