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you downloaded serveral... lol..
you need most of them.
all except the devel packets.
you also dont need kdetoys or kdegames.
kdenetwork can be usefull, but you dont need it.
download all the others..
put them all into a folder, then
rpm -Uvh ./*.rpm
Because alot of the RPM's depend on each other.. ( circular dependency's)
so you cannot install them one at a time.
i would recomend againsed this at the moment though...
although kde3.2 has a lot more eye candy, and has a few extra featurs such as a click-to-encrypt kind of interface, you dont NEED it.
and will run a little faster, i find it to be less stable than the version that comes with fedora,
it never crashes,, but somtimes the task bar become un-responcive for a few seconds for no aparent reason, also the 'start' menue.
ok the installt with the rpm worked fine ... but how do i get the new version started? (it must be a very stupid question) i have the same with mozilla which i downloaded and installed but still the old version is used.
(i have downloaded the kde files into a directory inside the root's home called "kde-install" and ran the rpm from there)
sorry for bothering you guys but as Window Admin i try to make my first steps into this new "realm".
I am somewhat new to Linux as well. I tried your siggestions for installing KDE 3.2 (with all of the packages ; ) and did it through GNOME) and got the following.
[harrisk@pcp020523pcs kde]$ rpm -Uvh ./*.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
kdegraphics = 7:3.2.1-0.1 is needed by kdegraphics-devel-3.2.1-0.1
arts >= 8:1.2.1 is needed by kdelibs-3.2.1-0.1
kdebase >= 6:3.2.1 is needed by kdemultimedia-3.2.1-0.1
kdebase >= 6:3.2.1 is needed by kdenetwork-3.2.1-0.1
kdebase >= 6:3.2.1 is needed by kdepim-3.2.1-0.1
XFree86-devel is needed by kdesdk-devel-3.2.1-0.1
kdebase >= 6:3.2.1 is needed by kdetoys-3.2.1-0.1
kdebase >= 6:3.2.1 is needed by kdeutils-3.2.1-0.1
XFree86-devel is needed by qt-devel-3.3.1-0.2
libnoatun.so.0 is needed by (installed) kdeaddons-3.1.4-2
libnoatuncontrols.so.0 is needed by (installed) kdeaddons-3.1.4-2
libnoatuntags.so.0 is needed by (installed) kdeaddons-3.1.4-2
What is the problem andy suggestions? also tried "sudo rpm -ivh ./*.rpm"