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QueenZ 03-03-2009 02:24 PM

How to install KDE? Yum install kde didn't work..
In Ubuntu i just did sudo apt-get install kde and it installed KDE 4.2 for me. I'm wondering how i can do this in Fedora that i'm using right now.. i did yum install kde and it returned this..


[queenz@localhost ~]$ su -
[root@localhost ~]# yum install kde
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package kde available.
Nothing to do
[root@localhost ~]#

pixellany 03-03-2009 02:30 PM

Did you try the GUI package manager?
Are the repositories configured correctly?
Does Fedora in fact have a package named "kde" (It might be called something else.)

QueenZ 03-03-2009 02:46 PM

Hey pixellany.

When i Add/Remove Software (PackageKit Package Manager) and searched for KDE I got a lot of stuff like games and apps and core utils and language support etc but no KDE Desktop Environment itself..

I don't know what repositories i must add to install KDE and i don't even know how to add them either.. :(

pixellany 03-03-2009 08:15 PM

This is a partial answer:

I started looking for the Fedora repositories and did not get very far. Look in your package manager and get the url of one of the repositories--plug this into a browser and see if you can find the kde package that way. OR--the Fedora wiki might have something.

QueenZ 03-03-2009 10:36 PM

hmmm... Would it work if i install all these ?

davecgs 03-04-2009 05:37 PM

try this
Yum install kdepim. That worked great for me.

lokask 05-01-2009 03:10 PM


Originally Posted by davecgs (Post 3465138)
Yum install kdepim. That worked great for me.

sorry i am new here and to Linux :( but this helped me install KDE so Thank you.

forrestt 05-01-2009 03:17 PM

If you want JUST kde, it is "yum install kdebase". The reason "yum install kdepim" works is that kdebase is a dependency of kdepim, and therefore yum installs it to satisfy the dependency (as well as all of the other dependencies).

Hope that clears things up,


axelfc 05-09-2009 02:31 AM

The correct procedure for installing the whole KDE is described here:

Fedora 10 Installation Guide

reddazz 05-09-2009 05:11 AM


yum -y groupinstall "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"
The commands above should install KDE on Fedora.

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