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We need more information to be able to give you specific instructions. Emerge is a management system for Gentoo. I am assuming that that what you have, because I don't know of other distros that use it. You should issue the command "man emerge" and find out if it is possible to direct it to a specific location for the sources. It may be, but I don't have a Gentoo box to test it out on.
If the kde files are tar.gz, then there are thousands of posts here on how to unzip and install from tar files.
Trying to install the kde things without an internet connection will be tricky, depending on what you have already. If you have a functioning older version of kde it should work with just the newest kde files, but if this is a brand new system, you may be lacking a serious number of dependencies that you'll need to get kde up and running.
yes i have gentoo 2005.1-r1 installed and the kde files are 3.5.1.tar.bz2... it seems like none of the help files and howtos are working, i find something that look promising, and when i go try it out.. nothing.. i need somebody to force feed me some command lines.... like do i need to move them to my hdd and extract them before i can emerge? am i missing something in my commands? like -nointernet?<---didnt work lol
ok so heres my confession.. iam like super new... i got my first suse live cd a 2 years ago and lacked the means to install my own full distro and now i have it im running into problems i dont know how to copy/move/paste files, and if i did i wouldnt know where to put them... all i know is i need to be put into kde so i can start learning
i think ihave tried #tar xvjf <full file name.tar.bz2> but i think it wanted to extract it to the cdrw it is on? it said directory doesnt exist alot i believe before it aborted.
i just read that typeing #tar -xjf <filename.tar.bz2> -C dir/ would extract to wherever i want right? well where should i put it?
ok so i extracted the tar.bz2 of the packages i want from the cd and they are now in /usr/local like this
mounted read only
#tar jxvf /mnt/cdrom/3.5.1.tar.bz2
no such file etc..
#tar jxvf /mnt/cdrom/kdebase-3.5.1.tar.bz2
change was successfull
checking kde-configure..... missing
make: *** no targets specified and no make file found. stop.
after a few attempts i have installed gentoo, next step is installing kde, since the computer being installed to doesnt have interent i downloaded the kde packages from a kde mirror and burned them to a cdrw. i still have the cd but i also extracted them to /root/mydist but i cant get them emerged. if it helps the gentoo version is 2005.1-r1
and the kde version is 3.5.0
ohh right lol im sorry i was quite tired when i wrote that..
calculating dependencies (spin)...
then it says something 1 of 109
error fetching cyrus something-2.4.1.tar.gz
*the list goes on.. all files are older file versions*
retrys 5 times and aborts
so i changed /etc/make.cof and appended the line:
DISTDIR=/mnt/cdrom/.....for the .tar.bz2 files
DISTDIR=/root/mydist/....for the extracted files
emregeing results where the same with both configureations
jimbass gave me this advice:
su (will ask root password)
tar jxvf /mnt/cdrom/3.5.1.tar.bz2 .
when i typed tar jxvf /mnt/cdrom/3.5.1.tar.bz2 it said no such file or directory
so i typed tar jxvf /mnt/cdrom/kdebase-3.5.1.tar.bz2, did that with all packages
error an important file: kde-config not found
no target selected and no makefile
yeah i know i thought about that while i was looking for kde. the first cdrw i burned had kde 3.5.1 extracting had the error EOF wich i assumed was end of file, i reburned the cd and it extracted just fine, i ran #cd kdebase-3.5.1 #./config and it said it was missing that file kde-configure. so i burned kde 3.5.0.. and i think that was in a stable folder
whats the command i need to run to update my portage tree, and the correct command for installing kde? would it be #emerge kdebase kdeutils kdelibs etc.. etc.. or am i wrong?
i know im a newbie, and i prolly shouldnt have started with gentoo as my first distro but i got it up and running.. just a bit more and i will have a working comp