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Old 10-10-2003, 04:19 PM   #1
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Trouble Installing KDE Themes in RH 9


I'm trying to install a new KDE 3.1 theme under Red Hat 9

Installation is supposed to go something like this:

- Step 1
$ ./configure --prefix=/etc/kde
- Step 2
$ make
- Step 3 (as root)
# make install

Problem is that when I run the ./configure command, it dies with this error message:

checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!

I'm not sure what to add to my path to get this to work...I've tried /etc/X11, /etc, /usr/X11R6, /usr/X11R6/bin...but not luck so far.

Any help out there?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 07:39 PM   #2
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Hi.

The --prefix should read

--prefix=/usr

Red Hat have, once again, put files in strange places.

Hope this helps.

Dave

Last edited by ilikejam; 10-10-2003 at 11:47 PM.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 10:37 AM   #3
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ilikejam,

Still getting an error trying to find the X includes when I set --prefix=/usr....any thoughts on what to set $PATH equal to?

Thanks again.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 11:22 AM   #4
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Have you tried installing any other themes?

I've had numerous problems with badly packaged theme files.

You might also have to install the development files for X (in fact I think this is more likely to be the problem). The RPM is XFree86-devel - it should be on your installation disks. This contains all the headers etc for X that are needed when compiling.

Dave

Last edited by ilikejam; 10-12-2003 at 11:54 AM.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 12:06 PM   #5
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i have the same problem and installing the x development headers didnt help me...any tips? paths etc? dunno if i installed the right devel-headers but im pretty sure i did.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 10:48 AM   #6
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Hi again.

There's a directory called 'include' in /usr/X11R6 - this is installed as part of the devel RPM.

There's also files installed in /usr/X11R6/lib.

Any use?

I have to say I've never had to bother with X11 include paths for compiling and installing themes for KDE.

Dave
 
Old 11-12-2003, 12:39 PM   #7
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I had the same problem. So I did (using "lostman" as my user dir)

./configure --prefix=/home/lostman/.kde/

and it worked fine. I think they're looking for your kde dir in $home. which is hidden. I need to install ksmoothdock and after that syntax it installed fine. The executable was then put in /home/lostman/.kde/bin/
 
  


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