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Old 02-27-2004, 09:58 AM   #1
HSukirman
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KDE 3.2 on Fedora Core1 - Installation


We are totaly new to Linux - sorry for bothering with this stupid question.

We downloaded Fedora Core I and installed it with the KDE desktop. Now KDE has this new version 3.2 and we tried to install ... but don't know how.

We downloaded several rpm packages and tried rpm -Uvh [rpm-package].rpm

Well we run into several wrong dependecies and conflicts with already installed KDE packages.

What do we have to do? Is there a step-by-step tutorial for us poor Windows Admins? (You surely know that we are used to "setup.exe" but everything beyond that is much too high for us 8-)

Hadi
 
Old 02-27-2004, 10:43 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 10:45 AM   #3
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ohh i forgot, after you put them all into a folder together, there will be one or two more dependency's
either package's or somting.so.number dependency's

you can download them by typing in there names or names.so.number in at
www.rpmfind.net
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:35 AM   #4
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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".
 
Old 02-28-2004, 07:18 PM   #5
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dont worry bout it, people here will help any1.

i assume you have installed all the rpm's you want / need including kdelibs and kdebase ?

when you get the login screen there should be a button along the bottom of the screen somwhere that says "session"

click it and select KDE.

KDE32 install will have over written kde 3.1 or whatever...

as i wrote that i just realised somthing i RRREEEALLY should have said earlyer.
did you do the installation whist in graphical mode running KDE ????

if so, then KDE will be corrupt, as in windows, you cannot write to running executables and library's.

if this is the case, you can fix it by dripping into command line mode...

su -
[root passwd]
init 3

now use
rpm -e kdebase --nodeps (and for all the other rpm's you installed)

then re-install them the same way you did before.

then either shutdown -r now (to reboot)
of exit, reloggin, then sue 'startx' to get back into graphical mode.

(but you may need to shutdown anyway so u boot in GUI mode and get the graphical login screen)

phew....

everything workin now ?
 
Old 03-01-2004, 07:08 AM   #6
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Hey thanks a lot for the help ... i solved it with a more "lame" solution (also called microsoft solution):

I reinstalled, started gnome and installed from there

but thanks a lot for the help!
 
Old 03-24-2004, 06:19 PM   #7
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Installing KDE 3.2

Help !

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
[harrisk@pcp020523pcs kde]$

What is the problem andy suggestions? also tried "sudo rpm -ivh ./*.rpm"

Thanks

Last edited by Netwerk; 03-24-2004 at 06:22 PM.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 05:08 AM   #8
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the problem is you have not finished downloading kde.

notice how the error messages say u are missing things, (dependency's)

well, to solve them, you need to download them.
 
  


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