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Old 07-09-2009, 01:04 PM   #1
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I want to go back to KDE-3.5.10 the current KDE stinks and almost nothing about it is


SO How Do I edit the slackbuild scripts for current-64 from slackware-12.2 source so I can install KDE-3.5.10 on slackware-current64
 
Old 07-09-2009, 01:31 PM   #2
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I've not tried to do what you are attempting but have read quite a bit about it. It's not just a case of altering the slackbuilds for KDE from 12.2 as a lot of supporting libraries have to be added/rebuilt on the current release to get 3.5 to work. Apart from KDE the major one is probably QT itself. There was a thread a little while ago about this. Then there was a problem with python versions amongst others. I think it's a reasonably big job but good luck anyway !
 
Old 07-09-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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OK no big deal I just have to install some libraries I didn't count on
so how do I change the build scripts to account for the different library layout and to compile for a 64bit CPU
 
Old 07-09-2009, 03:47 PM   #4
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I found the libraries for kde-3.5.10-compat in the /extras already to go
so far I found the CPU NOW I need the library path from /usr/lib to /usr/lib64 and from /lib (nothing but kernel modules here) to /lib64
or have the installed ld scripts got me covered on this
 
Old 07-09-2009, 04:55 PM   #5
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SO How Do I edit the slackbuild scripts for current-64 from slackware-12.2 source so I can install KDE-3.5.10 on slackware-current64
I thought the same thing for the first year or so I tried KDE4.

Now that I've got it running on 2 comps with Slackware64, and it
is at KDE 4.2.4, things are much better. Another thing that has
made a huge difference, IMO, is X.Org 1.6.1. Make sure you have
hardware acceleration working properly with it, also.
 
Old 07-09-2009, 07:33 PM   #6
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It's so badly broken It's not worth even thinking about fixing OR EVEN UPDATING nothing works it can't be configured
then theres the look and feel it's like they were trying to out vista vista
NO NO NO !!!!
I would rather go back to KDE-3.5.10 it worked it could be configured it is almost as far as can be gotten from VISTOOL
 
Old 07-09-2009, 07:41 PM   #7
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Yeah, KDE 3.5.10 reminds me of Windows 98.
 
Old 07-09-2009, 07:42 PM   #8
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Hi rob.rice,

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I would rather go back to KDE-3.5.10
Well you could join us cool guys on xfce :-).

Andrew
 
Old 07-09-2009, 08:13 PM   #9
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Hi rob.rice,



Well you could join us cool guys on xfce :-).

Andrew
KDE is confusing enough (to almost everyone who looks at this computer )
but using the same desktop environment as apple
I can hear it now
"OH Toshiba is making apple clones NOW???"
no thanks man

NO I just want my old kde back

IF SOME ONE WOULD JUST TELL ME HOW TO FIX THE LIBRARY PATHS IN THE BUILD SCRIPTS
 
Old 07-09-2009, 08:22 PM   #10
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Yeah, KDE 3.5.10 reminds me of Windows 98.
It wouldn't if you would have seen how I have it configured on another system
 
Old 07-09-2009, 08:41 PM   #11
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Have you tried getting the last SlackBuild scripts for KDE 3.5.x and
comparing them to the build scripts for KDE-4.2.4 in Slackware64?

Maybe start with:
Code:
diff -u ./slackware-12.2/source/kde/KDE.SlackBuild ./slackware64-current/source/kde/KDE.SlackBuild
so you'll get an idea of what building KDE is all about.

Have you looked at some of Woodsman's KDE rants? He really does not
want to use KDE4, though he wants to use Slackware-13.0. Perhaps
there are some hints there. Pay close attention to all of Alien Bob's
replies.

You can post some screenshots of your modified KDE-3.5.x
 
Old 07-10-2009, 02:50 AM   #12
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It's so badly broken It's not worth even thinking about fixing OR EVEN UPDATING nothing works it can't be configured
then theres the look and feel it's like they were trying to out vista vista
NO NO NO !!!!
I would rather go back to KDE-3.5.10 it worked it could be configured it is almost as far as can be gotten from VISTOOL
Maybe you should have stayed with BlueWhite64 then instead of moving with the tides.
O wait! Bluewhite64 has KDE4 too!

I advise you to make more realistic statements about KDE4 than just "It's so badly broken It's not worth even thinking about fixing OR EVEN UPDATING nothing works it can't be configured" or "the current KDE stinks". I can not take your posts seriously if I read lines like that. If you could only try and tell us what does not work for you... so that we can tell you how to make it work.

Typically, the statements like you are making, are the result of not being able (or even refusing) to adapt to a new way of working. My original reply that you should have sticked to bluewhite64 is no joke: obviously Slackware 12.2 is the best choice for you, moving on is not going to make you happy.

Eric
 
  


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