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Old 01-15-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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How to install kde on fedora 7


Hello guys
I am used to use slackware. A friend of mine ask me for installing fedora 7 DVD on his pc, well, installation is done, but we really don't know how to install kde.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-15-2008, 07:16 PM   #2
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Kde is on the DVD.

If you installed the DVD, you have Kde (Gnome is the default).

Aftrer you turn on the computer and get to the login screen, there should be a button to click on, which will give you a menu of desktop envireronments to select.

Use the arrow keys (up or down) to selece Kde, then press <enter>.

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Old 01-15-2008, 07:35 PM   #3
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Kde is on the DVD.

If you installed the DVD, you have Kde (Gnome is the default).

Aftrer you turn on the computer and get to the login screen, there should be a button to click on, which will give you a menu of desktop envireronments to select.

Use the arrow keys (up or down) to selece Kde, then press <enter>.
That's the problem, kde wasn't among the desktop environments. I did check some commands like kate, kwrite, they aren't there, kde wasn't installed on fedora! Then I'd like to know how to install it from DVD . Is that possible?

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Old 01-15-2008, 07:44 PM   #4
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OK. I'm not familiar with Fedora. Does Fedora include apt (or apt-get), the Debiian application contributed to the Deb community by Connectiva? If yes, then research the repostories and add those you need to /etc/apt/sources.list. Then 'apt-get install <filename>', where <filename> is the name of the Kde file to install.

You may give the names in sequence: apt-get install <filename1> <filename2> <filename3>, etc. Apt will take care of depencencies.

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Old 01-15-2008, 08:09 PM   #5
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Nope, fedora uses yum command, similar to apt-get. I think yum doesn't work without internet connection. That's another problem.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 08:32 PM   #6
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If you know someone with an internet connction, go to http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/ and download the files you need, then burn them to cd/dvd.

Then mount the cd/dvd and install the files from the cd/dvd, using yum or rpm.
 
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Then mount the cd/dvd and install the files from the cd/dvd, using yum or rpm.
yeah, I tryed like this

root@localhost~# rpm -i --nodeps /media/fedora/kde*.rpm
then system says files don't exist

so, is there another parameter for yum command ? Is there a script that can make this installation for me? How can I be sure kde will be installed correctly?

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Old 01-16-2008, 09:27 PM   #8
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so, is there another parameter for yum command ?
Sure. What you want is a "group" of packages to be installed, like 'rpm' with the "-g" switch (see /usr/share/doc/rpm-.*/GROUPS for group names). With yum layered on top of RPM you can do 'yum grouplist' to see what groups are available. As you'll see there's one called "KDE Desktop Environment" (unlike with .*lackware these groups are efficiently named. Say if I want CUPS I'll select Printing, not having to look in all of a, aa, xxx, sos or whatever its name), so doing 'yum groupinstall "KDE Desktop Environment"' (watch the double quotes) should get you KDE. If you didn't install Xorg/X11 you'll make that 'yum groupinstall "KDE Desktop Environment" "X Window System"'.
 
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so doing 'yum groupinstall "KDE Desktop Environment"' (watch the double quotes) should get you KDE.
Ok, thanks. But... Will that command work if kde packages are on DVD? The computer can't browse the internet!

Thanks for your help!

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Old 01-17-2008, 04:24 AM   #10
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Yum with repo on DVD

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Will that command work if kde packages are on DVD? The computer can't browse the internet!
IIGC it's just three steps to use Yum with a repo on DVD:
- Insert DVD. Make a symbolic link from wherever it's mounted to "/media/f8dvd".
- Create Yum repo config /etc/yum.repos.d/f8dvd.repo:
Code:
# f8dvd.repo: install Fedora 8 from DVD.
[f8dvd]
name=Fedora-$releasever - Media
baseurl=file:///media/f8/
        file:///media/cdrom/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0
- Use Yum adding the "--enablerepo=f8dvd" switch.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 06:27 AM   #11
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cool. So, yum command would be ... for example

'yum groupinstall --enablerepo=f8dvd "KDE Desktop Environment"'

right?

Thanks for your help
 
  


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