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Old 12-02-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Need to load KDE rpm - RHEL 5


Hi all -

I have a basic question - please excuse my ignorance here…

A user needs the KDE desktop and it is not an option selection at the "login screen"…

I did an: rpm -qa | grep -I kde and got only a few "lockdev" hits, so I assumed kde is not loaded...

I did a yum list | grep kde and noticed the following:

kdeaccessibility.x86_64 1:3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdeaddons.x86_64 3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdeaddons-atlantikdesigner.x86_64 3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdeadmin.x86_64 7:3.5.4-3.el5 rhelupdates
kdeartwork.x86_64 3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdeartwork-icons.x86_64 3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdebase.i386 6:3.5.4-20.el5 rhelupdates
kdebase.x86_64 6:3.5.4-20.el5 rhelupdates
kdebindings.x86_64 3.5.4-6.el5 rhelupdates
kdegames.x86_64 6:3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdegames.i386 6:3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdegraphics.x86_64 7:3.5.4-15.el5_4.2 rhelupdates
kdelibs.i386 6:3.5.4-25.el5_4.1 rhelupdates
kdelibs.x86_64 6:3.5.4-25.el5_4.1 rhelupdates
kdelibs-apidocs.x86_64 6:3.5.4-25.el5_4.1 rhelupdates
kdemultimedia.x86_64 6:3.5.4-2.fc6 rhelupdates
kdemultimedia.i386 6:3.5.4-2.fc6 rhelupdates
kdenetwork.x86_64 7:3.5.4-9.el5 rhelupdates
kdenetwork.i386 7:3.5.4-9.el5 rhelupdates
kdepim.x86_64 6:3.5.4-6.el5 rhelupdates
kdeutils.x86_64 6:3.5.4-5.fc6 rhelupdates
unixODBC-kde.i386 2.2.11-7.1 rhelupdates
unixODBC-kde.x86_64 2.2.11-7.1 rhelupdates

If I want kde capability, do I have to singly do a yum install on each of the above? Is there "one" rpm I can install to get ALLLL of KDE???
 
Old 12-02-2009, 03:35 PM   #2
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the whole point of yum is that is handles all the dependencies automatically. Just run "yum install @kde-desktop"

And just because a package contains the letters k, d and e, doesn't mean you need it, and doesn't mean that's all you need. there are many many packages not listed there, e.g. qt.

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Old 12-02-2009, 04:28 PM   #3
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Hi acid_kewpie -

Thanks for the response... I get this:

[root@larry /]# yum install @kde-desktop
Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
Loading "security" plugin
Repository 'extras' is missing name in configuration, using id
This system is not registered with RHN.
RHN support will be disabled.
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package @kde-desktop available.
Nothing to do
[root@larry /]#
 
Old 12-02-2009, 05:13 PM   #4
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Well you haven't registered with RHN, so are you expecting to get these updates from local media? if you do have local media, you cna try an alternative format - yum groupinstall "KDE (K Desktop Environment)". If you don't want to / can't update this via yum, use system-configure-packages to add it in there, and it should ask for installation media to be inserted on demand.
 
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:40 PM   #5
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pyroman59???

WTF
Quote:

I did a yum list | grep kde and noticed the following:

kdeaccessibility.x86_64 1:3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdeaddons.x86_64 3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdeaddons-atlantikdesigner.x86_64 3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdeadmin.x86_64 7:3.5.4-3.el5 rhelupdates
kdeartwork.x86_64 3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdeartwork-icons.x86_64 3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdebase.i386 6:3.5.4-20.el5 rhelupdates
kdebase.x86_64 6:3.5.4-20.el5 rhelupdates
kdebindings.x86_64 3.5.4-6.el5 rhelupdates
kdegames.x86_64 6:3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdegames.i386 6:3.5.4-1.fc6 rhelupdates
kdegraphics.x86_64 7:3.5.4-15.el5_4.2 rhelupdates
kdelibs.i386 6:3.5.4-25.el5_4.1 rhelupdates
kdelibs.x86_64 6:3.5.4-25.el5_4.1 rhelupdates
WHAT are you running ??????
from the above it looks like a Frankenstein's monster

a mix of fedora 6 and the rhel/centOS el5

this is NOT a RedHat " RHEL 5" install .I do know WHAT it is .

can you please post the output of this
Code:
yum repolist
the FULL output
and this
Code:
uname -r

Last edited by John VV; 12-02-2009 at 11:41 PM.
 
Old 12-03-2009, 03:18 AM   #6
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sadly rhel5 does contain a LOT of fedora RPM's... very odd, you'd have thought they would at least rename them...
 
Old 12-04-2009, 03:12 PM   #7
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Output:

[root@larry harness]# yum repolist
Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
Loading "security" plugin
Repository 'extras' is missing name in configuration, using id
This system is not registered with RHN.
RHN support will be disabled.
repo id repo name status
rhelupdates Red Hat Linux 5Client enabled
[root@larry harness]#

[root@larry harness]# uname -r
2.6.18-92.el5

I am connecting to my company's internal Linux support server for rpm updates, etc. I used a RHEL5 blockpoint image to build the machine...
 
Old 12-04-2009, 05:51 PM   #8
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Quote:
A user needs the KDE desktop and it is not an option selection at the "login screen"…
ok it is rhel 5
that is odd .I run cent 5.4 and in gdm ( and kdm ,my default) there is an option once i type in the user name and before i type the password
at the bottom of the screen on the bottom tool bar
 
Old 12-18-2009, 12:18 PM   #9
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All -
Thanks for the feedback...

It ended up I did the following and we got it to work:

yum install kdebase
 
  


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