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Old 05-07-2011, 08:26 AM   #1
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kde in Debian squeeze stable


Hello guys i'm relatively new to linux. I've used K/Ubuntu and Opensuse. I'm testing out Debian on a virtual machine at the moment to see if i like it. I downloaded the first disc and no others and didn't do a net update since the download would have taken 24 hours lol. The default install installed gnome with no option to select Kde. I have googled and am lost in what to do.
 
Old 05-07-2011, 08:33 AM   #2
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So, what are you trying to do? Install KDE? Are you familiar with using apt-get or aptitude?

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Old 05-07-2011, 10:01 AM   #3
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There is a cd1 that contains kde and all the rest like xorg that the regular cd1 with gnome contains.

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http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...6-kde-CD-1.iso

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http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...4-kde-CD-1.iso
 
Old 05-07-2011, 10:34 AM   #4
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KdeDebInstall - Debian Wiki - http://wiki.debian.org/KdeDebInstall
 
Old 05-07-2011, 06:47 PM   #5
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Yes i'm trying to install kde because it apparently wasn't on the first installation disc. i'm slightly familiar with apt-get from buntu, but never used aptitude. I tried them commands from the wiki to get kde, after using 'su' and they didn't work. i got a message,
"E: could not get lock /var/lib/apt/list/lock - open (11: resource temporarily unavailable)
E: couldn't lock list directory..are you root?"

After failing with them commands i read at the top of that wiki page that the information is outdated and not valid for squeeze, lol
 
Old 05-07-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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Pull up your terminal. Type "su". Give root password.
This will put you in the root terminal.

Then;
Code:
apt-get kdebase
or aptitude if you prefer.
 
Old 05-07-2011, 09:10 PM   #7
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Your authentication as root when use used "su" must have failed. You need to enter the root password that you set during the installation. Then you an try:

Code:
apt-get install kde-standard
or to get everything:

Code:
apt-get install kde-full
If you are not sure which of the above you really want, you can use the apt-cache command to get information about the packages. Eg
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apt-cache show kde-standard
apt-cache show kde-full
Regards,

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Old 05-08-2011, 07:27 PM   #8
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I tried the kde full and here's the results.
root@debian:~# apt-get install kde-full
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package kde-full

Here's the results for the other as a secondary choice to the full installation.
root@debian:~# apt-get install kde-standard
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package kde-standard is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'kde-standard' has no installation candidate
 
Old 05-08-2011, 07:42 PM   #9
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Have you updated the list of packages available in the repositories? (with apt-get update) Also, could you copy and paste here your /etc/apt/sources.list file?
 
Old 05-09-2011, 12:05 AM   #10
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You should be able to use just "kde" to get its install packages:

Code:
apt-get install kde
At least that works on my wheezy system.
 
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I just tried to update my repositories. and came up with this.

root@debian:/home/klaye# cd
root@debian:~# apt-get update
Ign cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.1a _Squeeze_ - Official i386 CD Binary-1 20110322-15:11] squeeze Release.gpg
Get:1 http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates Release.gpg [836 B]
Ign http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main Translation-en_AU
Get:2 http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates Release [38.4 kB]
Hit http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/main Sources
Hit http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/main i386 Packages
Media change: please insert the disc labeled
'Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.1a _Squeeze_ - Official i386 CD Binary-1 20110322-15:11'
in the drive '/media/cdrom/' and press enter

Media change: please insert the disc labeled
'Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.1a _Squeeze_ - Official i386 CD Binary-1 20110322-15:11'
in the drive '/media/cdrom/' and press enter
 
Old 05-09-2011, 03:31 AM   #12
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What's in your /etc/apt/sources.list?,as pointed out earlier in this thread.
 
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You can check with cat /etc/apt/sources.list.
 
Old 05-09-2011, 11:39 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Knightron View Post
Yes i'm trying to install kde because it apparently wasn't on the first installation disc. i'm slightly familiar with apt-get from buntu, but never used aptitude. I tried them commands from the wiki to get kde, after using 'su' and they didn't work. i got a message,
"E: could not get lock /var/lib/apt/list/lock - open (11: resource temporarily unavailable)
E: couldn't lock list directory..are you root?"

After failing with them commands i read at the top of that wiki page that the information is outdated and not valid for squeeze, lol
This error looks like you didn't successfully switch to su.


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Originally Posted by Knightron View Post
I just tried to update my repositories. and came up with this.

root@debian:/home/klaye# cd
root@debian:~# apt-get update
Ign cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.1a _Squeeze_ - Official i386 CD Binary-1 20110322-15:11] squeeze Release.gpg
Get:1 http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates Release.gpg [836 B]
Ign http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates/main Translation-en_AU
Get:2 http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates Release [38.4 kB]
Hit http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/main Sources
Hit http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/main i386 Packages
Media change: please insert the disc labeled
'Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.1a _Squeeze_ - Official i386 CD Binary-1 20110322-15:11'
in the drive '/media/cdrom/' and press enter

Media change: please insert the disc labeled
'Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.1a _Squeeze_ - Official i386 CD Binary-1 20110322-15:11'
in the drive '/media/cdrom/' and press enter
It looks like the CD isn't in the drive (or if it is, did you "press enter"?).

But if you're trying to update from Debian repositories online, you might first edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and comment out the CD by adding the number sign in front of the entry (you can always uncomment it later if you need to) like this:

Code:
# cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.1a _Squeeze_ - Official i386 CD Binary-1 20110322-15:11] squeeze
And also add a Debian repository to sources.list (if you're in the USA it would look like this):

Code:
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main non-free contrib
Save the file and then run "apt-get update"as su.

Last edited by rl5; 05-09-2011 at 11:58 AM.
 
Old 05-19-2011, 04:15 PM   #15
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hey guys thanks for all the help, i think my problem is i didn't have the right iso. i'm in the process of getting the dvd iso's at the moment.
 
  


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