LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware > Slackware - Installation
User Name
Password
Slackware - Installation This forum is for the discussion of installation issues with Slackware.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-29-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
skuzye
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Location: São Paulo - Brazil
Distribution: Fedora 17
Posts: 97

Rep: Reputation: 15
Smile KDE 4.2 - howto with official packages


Hello people out there, I've just managed to install KDE 4.2 usinng testing/current and I'd like to put here what I did to get there if someone needs it

1) Download it from <mirror>slackware/slackware-current/testing/packages/kde4

I used this since I wanted the new bash too:

Quote:
#!/bin/sh

wget -rx --read-timeout=120 --limit-rate=60k --wait=5 --no-parent -nc <mirror>/slackware/slackware-current/testing/packages
A note about this script: I had to set sources dir permissions to non-executable because wget tried to download sources too. I was too lazy to debug it so if you feel free too do so :P

2) After downloading it check if the files are properly downloaded using md5sum which is located at:

<mirror>/slackware/slackware-current/testing/CHECKSUMS.md5

You can use (this is written at the file):

Quote:
md5sum -c CHECKSUMS.md5 | less
3) Now, run the script remove-kde3.sh inside kd4 folder.

4) Now install it using pkgtool. I've made a script which worked flawlessly.

Note: If you want it to install language packages edit the last lines of the script.

Code:
#!/bin/sh

echo -e "\n\nInstalling KDE 4.2..."

cd deps/
installpkg *.tgz
cd ..

cd kde
installpkg *.tgz
cd ..

cd kde3-compat
installpkg *.tgz
cd ..

cd extragear/
installpkg *.tgz
cd ..

# Edit this to install you're on language package if you need so.
#cd kde-l10n/
#installpkg kde-l10n-pt_BR-4.2.0-noarch-1.tgz
#installpkg koffice-l10n-pt_BR-1.9.98.5-noarch-1.tgz

echo -e "\n\nCompleted. (:"
Well this is it. Worked 100% here and I hope it works for you too.

Skuzye
 
Old 02-02-2009, 05:39 AM   #2
dchmelik
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Washington state, USA
Distribution: BSD, GNU/Linux (Slackware, etc.,) openSolaris
Posts: 197

Rep: Reputation: 21
Excellent, but it is sufficient to installpkg *z (and installpkg k*pt_BR*z) and cd ../path_to_next_tgz_files.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 09:18 AM   #3
disturbed1
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,133
Blog Entries: 6

Rep: Reputation: 223Reputation: 223Reputation: 223
run remove-kde3.sh

Code:
upgradepkg --install-new deps/*.tgz extragear/*.tgz kde/*.tgz kde3-compat/*.tgz
http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar...es/kde4/README
 
Old 02-03-2009, 02:25 PM   #4
Didier Spaier
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Paris, France
Distribution: Slackware{,64}-{14.1,current} on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 6457-4XG
Posts: 4,518

Rep: Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182Reputation: 1182
Be very careful before installing KDE 4.2 on Slackware 12.2, especially on a production machine.

In a pinch :

1) Backup and (re)move your ~/.kde because the old KDE3 settings will be incompatible with your new KDE4 desktop, potentially creating serious stability issues (quoted from AlienBob, KDE 4.2 packager).

2) Check the Current ChangeLog.

3) Do this to mirror all KDE4 packages and dependencies:
Code:
bash-3.1$ lftp
lftp :~> open ftp://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub/slackware/slackware-current/testing/packages/
cd ok, cwd=/pub/slackware/slackware-current/testing/packages    
lftp slackware.mirrors.tds.net:/pub/slackware/slackware-current/testing/packages> mirror kde4
lftp slackware.mirrors.tds.net:/pub/slackware/slackware-current/testing/packages> quit
bash-3.1$
4) cd to kde4

5) carefully read the README

6) Read the script remove-kde3.sh and execute it.

7) Install what you need.

If you ever want to go back to kde 3 (you will need to do that in some time if you install on 12.2 as KDE 4.2 won't stay compatible with it forever), again (re)move your ~/.kde, execute the remove_kde4.sh script and re-install kde 3.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 02-03-2009 at 03:04 PM.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 02:33 PM   #5
skuzye
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Location: São Paulo - Brazil
Distribution: Fedora 17
Posts: 97

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I must say that after installing kde 4.2 I've ended up using more XFCE since I found out that my computer isn't fast enough to run it smoothly. Guess what? I'm doing really fine wifh XFCE. I liked it, a lot, but don't know.. it's not for me (at least not for my current computer resources). The only thing I miss is knotes.

Some gadgets (aka plamoids) don't work too well though (on KDE 4.2).

Skuzye
 
Old 02-03-2009, 07:49 PM   #6
disturbed1
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,133
Blog Entries: 6

Rep: Reputation: 223Reputation: 223Reputation: 223
Quote:
Originally Posted by skuzye View Post
...I found out that my computer isn't fast enough to run it smoothly. ....
Skuzye
Just wondering what your specs were? CPU/RAM/Graphics?

It runs pretty good on my AMD Sempron 3000+ 1gig ram, 128mb Geforce FX5500. Flies on my e8400 4gig 7600gt Geforce. Considering the dog of a CPU that the Sempron 3000 is, and the fact the FX5500 is really old, I honestly believed KDE 4 would be quite usable on machines with half the CPU and half the RAM (PIII 800, 512mb ram).
 
Old 02-04-2009, 06:30 AM   #7
skuzye
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Location: São Paulo - Brazil
Distribution: Fedora 17
Posts: 97

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by disturbed1 View Post
Just wondering what your specs were? CPU/RAM/Graphics?
Here they are:

CPU:

Quote:
model name : AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-37
[omited a line, not relevant]
cpu MHz : 1989.797
cache size : 1024 KB
64 MB on board VGA (ATI CHIPSET)
Quote:
VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
And 512MB of RAM (DDR).

It runs, but not smoothly, I can use it normally (without any fancy effects though). I believe my VGA specs aren't good enough (I think even an off board 3D card with 128MB would run it smoothly, without using effects).

On board graphics cards will never be as an off board because they don't have they're a gpu neither own memory (this last one has exceptions on some boards).

BTW, did anyone backport new ktorrent files to the older one successfully?

Skuzye
 
  


Reply

Tags
how, howto, install, kde, kde42, slackware


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
official slack packages not on cd moob8 Slackware 3 10-09-2006 11:01 AM
Install updates after official installation HOWTO Developer Beaud Linux - General 6 07-16-2005 02:10 AM
howto upgrade MDK 10 Community to 10 Official? Pisces107 Mandriva 2 08-18-2004 08:00 AM
Mandrake 10 Official and Orinoco Gold - Howto grenier Linux - Laptop and Netbook 0 06-09-2004 10:50 AM
The somewhat Official Acidrip Installation Howto! trickykid LinuxQuestions.org Member Success Stories 0 01-31-2004 12:04 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration