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Old 05-12-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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Question Tips for installing KDE 4.0.4 and QT?


I'm running Slackware 12.0, and am going to attempt to install KDE 4.0.4, which in turn requires a newer QT than Slackware 12 comes with.

So far I've downloaded all the KDE packages, and am currently going through the QT compile/make/install process(which is taking forever).

I'm wondering if anyone has any tips for the proper way to go about this?

Should I even bother?
 
Old 05-12-2008, 05:32 PM   #2
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I'd install everything into /opt/qt-4 and /opt/kde4 and remember to change the environment variables to point to these new directories and don't ignore the advice on the kde site.

I installed on a Linux From Scratch system and most of my problems getting kde4 running were caused because of this - things just weren't where they should be especially keyboard mappings although comparing stuff against my slackware system helped me solve most of my problems.

It's grown on me Kde4 and I think I'll be sticking with it despite the bugs in it is very usable as I've learned how to work round them.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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I got a bit further, but yes... now I'm at the part with setting the LD_LIBRARY_PATH etc... I tried setting it, but it still wouldn't work. I looked at ld.so.conf, and it had the old path in there... so I'll try changing that.

You wouldn't have some notes on what/how you changed the environment variables in your case do you?
 
Old 05-13-2008, 01:14 AM   #4
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Add the path to your kde4 libs to /etc/ld.so.conf
e.g

/opt/kde4/lib


then run ldconfig

On slackware you can temporarily change the values in /etc/profile.d/kde.sh and /etc/profile.d/qt.sh to point to the new libraries then source them or login/logout

If you change these I'd compile from command line outside of an xserver or use fluxbox or other window manager until kde4 is finished installing.

Last edited by wget; 05-13-2008 at 01:16 AM. Reason: Kde3 might bomb out
 
Old 05-24-2008, 10:00 PM   #5
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do an ln -s /opt/qt-4.4.0 /usr/local/qt
 
Old 05-24-2008, 10:18 PM   #6
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there is a slackbuild for Qt 4 which would make things alot easier
 
  


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