Originally posted by bbslackuser
Actually, I used kpackage to install a .tgz format of kdebase, i didn't install from the source...
I don't know how kpackage works, but I believe this is going to do the trick for you.
Create an empty directory and copy the kdebase.tgz file there. Go to that directory and open up the tgz file using the following command:
# tar -xzf kdebase.tgz
Then copy your patch file into the kwin subdirectory nad run that command. Zip up the file again using this command:
# tar -czf kdebase.tgz *
Make sure you remove the original kdebase.tgz file from the directory before you run the second command. This will create a new version of kdebase.tgz which contains the patch. Then do whatever is necessary to re-install kdebase using kpackage.
Hope this works for you.