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Old 08-04-2003, 08:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy Installing KDE

I am running Red Hat 9 on an IBM Thinkpad A20m, I decided to attempt to install KDE as a windows manager and have had no luck so far. When I do ./configure for KDE it tells me I need dcopidl. I try to do ./configure for dcopild and it tells me I need a c compiler. Where do I go for that? Shouldn't I already have one?? I'm a bit confused... As for the message about not having dcopidl, there was a post with the same problem and same message as I had, but I can't find the file they refer to as a solution either. It is not the same exact set of messages, but it is the same error message in the end. If you have any ideas let me know please:-) Thanks for your help!
Old 08-04-2003, 08:50 PM   #2
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kde is supplied with redhat9. just refer to the installation disks.
if you think redhat installed it, try:

$ rpm -qa | grep kde

if a bunch of packages pop up, it's already there.
just logout and choose kde from sessions.
Old 08-04-2003, 09:21 PM   #3
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Dont install it from the source i.e tar file. RPM for kde is on your installation cd as bardinjw pointed out. install it from the cd.
rpm -ivh packagename.rpm
Old 08-05-2003, 04:38 PM   #4
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I tried the $ rpm -qa | grep kde command and it returned an error. It said the $ command could not be found. Any more ideas? I tried starting it from sessions and it wasnt listed there either. Going to dig up the disks tonight or tomorrow and see if I can find it there.
Old 08-05-2003, 04:49 PM   #5
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See the link in my sig for an easy way to get KDE on your machine. Hope you have high speed Internet though, it's a big download.
Old 08-05-2003, 05:22 PM   #6
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> I tried the $ rpm -qa | grep kde command and it returned an error.

dont type $ , just type: rpm -qa | grep ....


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