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Old 08-14-2003, 03:33 AM   #1
jon_k
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Installing KDE via RPM > Dependecy hell


Okay I downloaded kde (this stuff
arts-1.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
arts-devel-1.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdeaddons-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdeadmin-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdeartwork-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdebase-3.1.3-0.9x.2.i386.rpm
kdebase-devel-3.1.3-0.9x.2.i386.rpm
kdebindings-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdebindings-devel-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdeedu-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdeedu-devel-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdegames-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdegames-devel-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdegraphics-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdegraphics-devel-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdelibs-3.1.3-0.9x.4.i386.rpm
kdelibs-devel-3.1.3-0.9x.4.i386.rpm
kdemultimedia-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdemultimedia-devel-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdenetwork-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdenetwork-devel-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdepim-3.1.3-0.9x.3.i386.rpm
kdepim-devel-3.1.3-0.9x.3.i386.rpm
kdesdk-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdesdk-devel-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdetoys-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdeutils-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
kdeutils-devel-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm
qt-3.1.2-0.9x.2.i386.rpm
qt-designer-3.1.2-0.9x.2.i386.rpm
qt-devel-3.1.2-0.9x.2.i386.rpm
qt-MySQL-3.1.2-0.9x.2.i386.rpm
qt-ODBC-3.1.2-0.9x.2.i386.rpm
qt-PostgreSQL-3.1.2-0.9x.2.i386.rpm
quanta-3.1.3-0.9x.1.i386.rpm


So heres what I typed in the directory with all those ^^ files.
Code:
rpm -ivh *
Doesn't seem to work... i still get depency hell..

How can I make it so the stuff will install, depency or not (cause I think if it installs all that stuff, all depencies will be solved anyways)
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:52 AM   #2
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you downlaoded kde? why not just install it from your distro cd's... it's all on there... use the package manager to install them all in one go.

(or ... DON'T use KDE.. as it's horrible)
 
Old 08-14-2003, 05:03 AM   #3
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Any more suggestions? Theres a complication where I can't do as the above guy suggested ;p
 
Old 08-14-2003, 05:14 AM   #4
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What kind of complication, that's really the easiest way...

And why don't you look into possibly using Synaptic/apt for your dependencies? That'll usually do a mighty fine job for those things...

As for solving the added dependencies without --force option (if it's a cyclic dependency that's one thing, but if it's asking for a package that isn't there you've gotta get that package...) just satisfy them. Download the additional packages, if there's a 'hitch' on not doing the standard way, that's probably gonna be the way to go (that or apt/Synaptic).

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Old 08-14-2003, 05:16 AM   #5
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Furthermore, at closer glance, you don't need ALL that stuff there, if all your want is bare essential. Afterwards you can add the 'add-on' packs.

Check KDE.org for more info on what is absolutely necessary, and then go from there.

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Old 08-14-2003, 10:20 AM   #6
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Have you seen this? :-

http://konsole.kde.org/konstruct/
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:03 PM   #7
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There is a project specifically for installing unmodified KDE onto RedHat:

http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/

They give very good documentation on how to do it using apt. You just install apt for RPM, edit you sources.list file as described, then use apt-get as described to install everything at once. Dependencies are taken care of automatically. I've used it myself on RedHat 9 and it is great.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:40 PM   #8
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to install an rpm, even if it wants alot of files, go to console and type "rpm -i --force name_of_your_file.rpm" (no quotes).
 
Old 08-27-2003, 07:29 AM   #9
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i managed it with

rpm -Uv --replacepkgs --replacefiles *.rpm

or u optionalle use -i instead of -U ....

but i read something that u first should install kdepackages and then the libs and q3 etc...
 
Old 08-27-2003, 02:55 PM   #10
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Doesnt slackware have their own version of apt ?.......

I would get it if possible.......it makes life so much easier
also just to let you know I compiled kde from source and it was much easier than with rpms......
 
Old 08-27-2003, 03:48 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by LavaDevil94
to install an rpm, even if it wants alot of files, go to console and type "rpm -i --force name_of_your_file.rpm" (no quotes).
That's not always a great idea depending on the error. If you don't have something installed, you (usually) won't be able to run the application you are installing, and might even overwrite something that is working...

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