If you have problems with Krusader please check the installation procedure, as your problem may be caused by a bad installation.
The FAQ is divided into three sections:
If you feel that a FAQ is missing or if something is not clear to you, please let us know.
- 1. Does Krusader need Plasma™ to run?
- 2. I cannot find a package for Krusader, what to do?
- 3. I am having trouble compiling and installing Krusader, how do I send a help request?
- 4. Why does Krusader-git show an old version number in the about box?
Does Krusader need Plasma™ to run?
No, Krusader does not need the Plasma™ window manager to run on your computer but Krusader's natural environment is Plasma™, because it relies on services provided by the KDE Frameworks™ 5 base libraries. Only some shared libraries are needed e.g. KF5 libraries, Qt™ libraries, etc. This means that Krusader runs on GNOME, AfterStep, XFce and other window managers provided the appropriate libraries are installed on your computer. All this is not a problem since the apt-get world can resolve these dependencies instantly.
You do not need to switch to the Plasma™ window manager to use Krusader; you can still use GNOME, AfterStep, XFce or another window manager. However, the configuration of the Krusader fonts and some behavior is done by running systemsettings.
A lot depends on what you want to do with Krusader. You should know that Krusader uses the KF5 KIO Slaves to access remote file systems, and support for only a limited number of file system types are shipped with KF5 libraries, most of the KIO Slave are bundled with KDE Frameworks™ 5 (including fish, sftp and tar).
To summarize, if you want a working Krusader - install KDE Frameworks™ 5. If you want a functional Krusader then you need KDE Frameworks™ 5 and some additional Plasma™ packages. For maximum functionality, Krusader needs some KDE Applications (Ark, KDiff3, KRename), but the Plasma™ window manager is optional.
I cannot find a package for Krusader, what to do?
Check if your distribution provides Krusader, if it does not then contact your distribution creator and ask them to include Krusader!
I am having trouble compiling and installing Krusader, how do I send a help request?
Please read our detailed installation procedure and the FAQ. If you cannot find a solution to your problem then feel free to post a help request at our Krusader forum or use the Krusader-users mailing list. But before posting a help request, please try the following:
Thank you for your co-operation!
Why does Krusader-git show an old version number in the about box?
Because we only change the version number just before we do a new release. Krusader-git will show an older version number, so ignore the version number and check the download date. We simply have not yet decided what the next version number will be.