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Old 02-24-2004, 11:30 PM   #1
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Install KDE 3.2 on gentoo


Hi guys,

I have got gentoo working and now I wish to update kde 3.2. can i download the files somehow and then emerge them manually once I get home. I have hot the source files so I can make install but I would prefer to do it properly

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Old 02-24-2004, 11:33 PM   #2
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Put them in your /usr/portage/distfiles, emerge will find them automatically.
Oh and make sure you have the latest portage tree.

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Old 02-24-2004, 11:36 PM   #3
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Can u give me detailed instructions

I'm assuming copy all kde source files kdebase-3.2.0.tar.bz2, etc to the directory u said.

I got the files from the kde website by the way is that ok??

How do I get the latest portage tree??


then emerge -k kde ??

sorry to be a pain

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Old 02-24-2004, 11:53 PM   #4
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ok
yea copy all source bz2 files to /usr/portage/distfiles, then do a "emerge sync" (requires internet access) then
Code:
ACCEPT_KEYWORD="~x86" emerge kde
not exactly sure if kde3.2 is still ~arch masked, probably still is.
there is no official binary package available, therefore the "-k" option has no effect.
Also you may need other packages as dependencies, do "emerge -p kde" to find out.

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Old 02-25-2004, 12:00 AM   #5
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Thx heaps. I shall try it tonight.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 09:20 AM   #6
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I think that you'll find that emerge -k kde will only get it from the disc (as in disc 2 of the 2 disc set!).

If you just did emerge kde then it would get you all the packages, downloading 1 then compiling/merging it, then on to the next one etc etc.

I'll warn you now, It can take a serious long time to do it like this (mine took about 15 hours).

I would suggest that when you get home, you might want to go to the gentoo site, follow the "doc's" link and have a good look through the desktop installation guide - if you X server is ok, then you'd be able to miss that part, then when it get's to telling you about installing kde, it tells you about doing emerge kde first, but after that, it explains about doing it 1 package at a time, plus about just downloading the packages, and then compiling/merging them later.

If you tried emerge -p kde first, that checks dependencies and tells you what you instalation will want you to download and install.

Oh, and when you look at the doc's, if you have a printer set up ok, and you want to have printed copies, you will notice that some of the doc's dont have the "printable copy" option. So it's just as easy to open the particular document page, then if the URL finishes with .xml change it in your browsers address panel so it finishes as .xml?style=printable and you will see the printable version and you should be able to just click on your print option.

Here's the links:
gentoo's main site
gentoo's main document section
gentoo's desk top guide

hope this helps

regards

John

p.s. the desktop guide was produced when kde 3.1.2 was the dog's bollocks - obviously where it tell's you about modifying your XSESSIONS then put kde 3.2 instead.

Last edited by bigjohn; 02-25-2004 at 09:31 AM.
 
  


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