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Old 12-10-2003, 07:39 AM   #1
theallan
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KDE window decoration/theme install without root


Hello,

I am trying to install a new window decoration and a theme for KDE 3.1... however I don't have root access to the machine I am using so the three step:

./configure
make
make-install

falls down. Does anyone know how I can get KDE to see the compiled stuff in my own directory?

Thanks
Allan
 
Old 12-10-2003, 09:23 AM   #2
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KDE

this may not be quite right, but if i got this, the KDE is not installed in your $home partition, it's intalled in the #root, correct? if not, you may have issues with dependencies KDE needs to boot properly.
if so, the only way you can get everything to work together, is to force install a KDE platform within your own $home file, and compile against that. this will include your sources for your login (which may complain, since you have to get in to your file through your system's login first) on kde, any java support, and other 3rd party programs. essentially what you are going to do is install a complete separate Linux operating system within your $home partition.
i/ve never done it, and not sure if it'll work. you might get some pointers on how to set it up from Linux From Scratch, as it can be installed this way. be sure you have access to a gig or two of space first, tho...it might be nice to hit up your SysAdmin as well.
Luck -O.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 09:41 AM   #3
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Yeah - your right in saying that the KDE dir is not in my home dir.

Wow :-( that doesn't sound cool at all. Thanks for the reply. I think I'll have to try and find the sysadmin and sweet talk him

Thanks
Al
 
  


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