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Old 02-07-2006, 05:51 PM   #1
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Someone had better help me or I'm going back to Windows!


I am trying to install KDE 3.5.1. I am using Konstruct. It aborts when it tries to configure the arts module--it says that it can't find the X includes, and that I should check my installation. Well, I did! I added the appropriate directory to the .bash_profile file and I modified the gar.conf.mk file to look in the appropriate directories, as instructed in previous threads, but I get the same damn error!

This isn't the first problem I've had--I had to comment out the entire qmngio.cpp file (during the Qt building stage) because g++ didn't recognize any of the types! I didn't even know ISO C++ was ever supposed to support the "voidpf" type! None of these types are even found in the dependencies! I've had to link in all of the Qt graphic headers (i.e. png.h, jpeg.h, etc) and all of the files they include into the Konstruct folder as well, because even after I modified the gar.conf.mk file to look in the appropriate directories, g++ still couldn't find them!!!

I have already run the Detektive script, and it was not much help--it says I'm missing packages that include the source files I already have!

Now if someone doesn't give me a viable solution, I'm reformatting my linux hardrive and going back to windows. It's ridiculous that I should go through so much trouble to install software, especially when in Windows it only takes three clicks of a mouse, tops!
 
Old 02-07-2006, 05:54 PM   #2
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Now if someone doesn't give me a viable solution, I'm reformatting my linux hardrive and going back to windows. It's ridiculous that I should go through so much trouble to install software, especially when in Windows it only takes three clicks of a mouse, tops!
Why threaten us with something that doesn't affect us?

What distribution are you using?
 
Old 02-07-2006, 05:57 PM   #3
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It's ridiculous that I should go through so much trouble to install software, especially when in Windows it only takes three clicks of a mouse, tops!
I don't really care about you installing KDE in windblows, or
how many clicks it takes you. How easy will your update to
Vista be? Three clicks? For all I care you can move on/back.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 02-07-2006, 07:11 PM   #4
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Now if someone doesn't give me a viable solution, I'm reformatting my linux hardrive and going back to windows. It's ridiculous that I should go through so much trouble to install software, especially when in Windows it only takes three clicks of a mouse, tops!
Oh, right. Ta Ta then!
 
Old 02-07-2006, 07:19 PM   #5
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Whilst i share the opinions above, if you tell us what distro you are using there may well be an easier way to install KDE rather than compiling it all...

If i were browsing these forums i'd be more inclined to help those who asked for help and would appreciate it.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 08:43 PM   #6
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Why the hardon to move to kde 3.5 anyway? You don't need it. If you want to do it for fun, fine, go for it. Let us know how it went.

And we don't care if you go back to windows. That's your business...
 
Old 02-07-2006, 08:52 PM   #7
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Probably a prefix problem and skipping a required step to compile KDE. We need more information such as what Linux distribution and the steps that you took to begin compiling KDE.

Gentoo is easier to be up to date with programs. Compiling is automatic. Though Gentoo had trouble compiling 3.5, so I had to use 3.4 (I think).

BTW, you do not need KDE to funtion in GUI environment. Gnome is just as good.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 09:06 PM   #8
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Or just use the default kde 3.4 that comes with most distros...
 
Old 02-07-2006, 11:21 PM   #9
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Someone had better help me or I'm going back to Windows!
Yes, I see. Please continue...
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This isn't the first problem I've had...
Yes, I see. Please continue...
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...especially when in Windows it only takes three clicks of a mouse, tops!
Yes, I see. Please continue...
 
Old 02-07-2006, 11:46 PM   #10
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especially when in Windows it only takes three clicks of a mouse, tops!
1. What 3 clicks do you make to install kde 3.5.1 on windows?

2. I would either use a live cd or partition magic to reformat.

3. Bye


soule
 
Old 02-08-2006, 01:02 AM   #11
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Why is it that the threatening posts always provide the least amount of valuable information... do they think their tone makes up for lack of content?

How about dropping the tone, calming down, and explaining what is going wrong and how it is happening in detail? Let us know what you did, what you expected, what actually happened, and any error codes that got spit out.

See if that gets better responses -- and you don't even have to threaten to go back to windows (as if we're compelled to try and stop you or something).
 
Old 02-08-2006, 01:18 AM   #12
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it will be very helpful if u tell us which distro ur using

assuming ur using FC . the installation will
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Someone had better help me or I'm going back to Windows!
No that tack wont work. Especially since ur threatening to jump from a cliff. great go ahead!! we wont stop u!!
 
Old 02-08-2006, 01:28 AM   #13
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*sigh* I'm sorry, everyone, for the outburst. I've had five consecutive days of errors with this installation, and I don't know what to do anymore. Please accept my heartfelt apologies and my assurance that it will not happen again.

Anyway, I'd better modify my profile so that it says that I'm using Mandrakelinux 10.1.

I think I found a solution, though--becuase I had nothing irreplacible on my linux hardrive, I just decided to re-install Mandrakelinux 10.1, and manually select the packages to be installed. It turns out that very few source packages and very few *-devel libraries are installed without manually selecting them! I anticipate that there won't be as many problems in the future, now that the files I had been "missing" when trying to compile KDE 3.5.1 are being installed in the appropriate directories.

Now the only "problem" is that Mandrakelinux 10.1 doesn't write the /etc/fstab file appropriately, so I'm trying to get it to accurately reflect the mount points and partitions I set up in DiskDrake by manually editing the file from bash.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 06:51 PM   #14
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*sigh* I'm sorry, everyone, for the outburst. I've had five consecutive days of errors with this installation, and I don't know what to do anymore. Please accept my heartfelt apologies and my assurance that it will not happen again.

Anyway, I'd better modify my profile so that it says that I'm using Mandrakelinux 10.1.

I think I found a solution, though--becuase I had nothing irreplacible on my linux hardrive, I just decided to re-install Mandrakelinux 10.1, and manually select the packages to be installed. It turns out that very few source packages and very few *-devel libraries are installed without manually selecting them! I anticipate that there won't be as many problems in the future, now that the files I had been "missing" when trying to compile KDE 3.5.1 are being installed in the appropriate directories.

Now the only "problem" is that Mandrakelinux 10.1 doesn't write the /etc/fstab file appropriately, so I'm trying to get it to accurately reflect the mount points and partitions I set up in DiskDrake by manually editing the file from bash.
Well done for taking the chill pill JcN. I don't know, you said that you were trying to get 3.5.1 into your system? well if it's not available in "mandrivised" rpms (which I doubt, as thac and Ze are still showing the listings for their 3.5 rpms - you'd need to check mandrivausers.org for stuff about getting that in).

Perhaps you might have greater success under mandriva 2006 i.e. that you can get the various dev libs more easily etc and then attempt the compile for 3.5.1 ?? (might not work, but maybe worth a try).

Curious about your fstab problem though, mandrake/mandriva has always been able to sort my fstab. Though if I install a newer version, I usually have to add the entry for my /home manually (I don't touch it, the /home that is, so that when I've got the newer version in, things "just work").

I can post it if you like, though it seems that you've got a good grasp of what needs doing so you might not think that necessary.

regards

John

p.s. Oh and might the problem be related to SATA hard drive(s)? I've read many times that they can still be problematic - which I would think might apply to Mandrake 10.1
 
Old 02-11-2006, 10:40 AM   #15
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JcN Yu have my sympathy and I really wonder why all these guys went banans when yu said yu are going back to windows
On the other hand JcN you seem to have a far greater grasp of Linux than is appropriate to some one who calls Himself a newbie
KDE IS FANTASTIC and I was lucky that all the distro's I installed put kde in at install time without problem
I suppose yor problems relate more to RETRO installing
any way accept sympathy from me and all those other guys out there please do care if someone says he is going back to WINDOWS .. I did not want to go back to windows but the struggel became so huge that I almost had no choice
Good luck saved the day and someone gave me a very old box set with manuals and all else I would be back with crappy old microsoft
 
  


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