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Old 12-27-2011, 11:15 AM   #1
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where are the KDE Trinity repositories?


For at least a few weeks, I haven't been able to access the KDE Trinity repositories with apt. I hadn't been paying attention, because I didn't need them; now I do. My sources.list entries for Trinity were apparently obsolete--...and when I guessed that, I googled "KDE Trinity Debian Squeeze repositories" to find replacements, but the replacements from http://trinitydesktop.org/installation.php#debian don't work either--

deb http://ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputi...v3.5.13/debian squeeze main
deb-src http://ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputi...v3.5.13/debian squeeze main
deb http://ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputi...v3.5.13/debian squeeze main
deb-src http://ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputi...v3.5.13/debian squeeze main[/QUOTE]
When I apt-get update with those repositories, Synaptic says the files don't exist. Does anyone know if the Trinity repositories have been moved?

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Old 12-28-2011, 03:56 AM   #2
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I just tried to get into them and Google is showing a security exception. This might be the problem you have encountered.

Also have you added the gpg key as the instructions suggest?
 
Old 12-28-2011, 07:53 AM   #3
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With which distro are you using kde-trinity desktop?
 
Old 12-28-2011, 12:53 PM   #4
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Also have you added the gpg key as the instructions suggest?
Yes, I simply copied and pasted the command into a terminal.

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With which distro are you using kde-trinity desktop?
I have it running in an AntiX box here (with so much of the originally installed software removed that it's hardly not AntiX anymore), and am also trying to install it in MEPIS 11 with KDE 4 removed.

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Old 12-28-2011, 11:27 PM   #5
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I tried to use kde-trinity but I could not find good support/forum for it to solve little issues that keep coming up.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 12:50 AM   #6
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Personally, I am willing to overlook those issues, because I like KDE 3.5 but hate KDE 4 (mainly because of its "Plasma Desktop"). I not only refuse to use KDE 4, but will not allow KDE 4 to exist on my computer unless it's there temporarily while I switch to another desktop manager. If you want to keep KDE 3.5 but stay current, it's Trinity or nothing.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 08:33 AM   #7
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Some useful kde-trinity links:

kde trinity ubuntu maverick: cd and dvd versions: http://apt.pearsoncomputing.net/cdimages/index.html
kubuntu-lucid and maverick trinity-kde3 from following links: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Kubuntu/Kde3/Lucid ; https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Kubuntu/Kde3/Maverick ;

What all distros are using kde-trinity and which is the best of them?

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Old 12-29-2011, 11:45 AM   #8
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Other than what you just showed us, I haven't heard of any distros that include Trinity. As far as I know, if you want a distro that uses Trinity, you have to make it, as I've been doing. It's easy, as long as you don't have this problem of being unable to find the repositories.

I've just assumed the Ubuntu Trinity repositories contain a version of Trinity that is somehow optimized for Ubuntu and wouldn't work identically even on a similar distro. (Otherwise, why would Pearson bother with separate repositories for Ubuntu?) Perhaps I should see if I was right by trying them in my MEPIS installation.

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Old 12-29-2011, 08:35 PM   #9
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Have a look at slax and porteus. They also use kde3.5/trinity. Also trinity website has instructions for it to be installed on ubuntu, debian, fedora, slackware and redhat linuxes: http://www.trinitydesktop.org/installation.php

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Old 12-29-2011, 09:24 PM   #10
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Have a look at slax and porteus. They also use kde3.5/trinity. Also trinity website has instructions for it to be installed on ubuntu, debian, fedora, slackware and redhat linuxes: http://www.trinitydesktop.org/installation.php
Thanks, but as stated, I've already been to the Debian section of http://www.trinitydesktop.org/installation.php.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 06:41 AM   #11
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Bayanihan Linux (debian based) also has kde-3.5 desktop.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 08:48 PM   #12
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Bayanihan Linux (debian based) also has kde-3.5 desktop.
I haven't heard of it...

With the Trinity repos, the problem here is that the repository addresses given at trinitydesktop.org lead to nonexistemt package files. I pasted them into Firefox and went there to see what would happen; the screen at that address says the file doesn't exist. If I enter the first repository address ( http://ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputi.../ squeeze main ) into Firefox and go there, it actually redirects to this Trinity mirror site: http://mirror.ets.kth.se/trinity/tri.../+squeeze+main. Observe: I was taken to Trinity's Ubuntu repository when I asked for Trinity's Debian repository, so this mirror site would seem to be the problem.

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Old 12-31-2011, 09:00 PM   #13
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re: Bayanihan Linux ... I haven't heard of it...
There are so many linuxes now.

http://www.bayanihan.gov.ph

http://distrowatch.com/bayanihan
 
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I use the classic kde menu in KDE4, never had icons on my desktop. Not really much difference if you don't use the KDE4 effects or plasma widgets.

KDE3 is dead just like Gnome2, the same kind of people that moan about kde4 and Gnome3 are the ones that are still running Windows98. Seriously get over it and stop living in the past.

Might as well be using an abacus or a slide-rule.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 12:54 AM   #15
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You may have problems if you need to install it on a lower specs computer. Also, apart from visual effects etc, is there any functional advantage of using kde4 over earlier versions of kde? I want to change to kde4 but since I heard there is no functional advantage, I am avoiding it. The OS should be such that it should work reasonably fast on all average computers. That may have been the reason for success of win-xp for such a long time.
 
  


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