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Old 10-23-2002, 08:31 PM   #1
vijlovely
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Unhappy Where is my KDE?


Hi all ,
I have KDE 2.0 installed on my Linux workstation running Red Hat 7.2. In order to install a new tool, I require KDE 3.0.
So, I went ahead and first installed qt 3.0 but then I wanted to find out where my KDE is installed as it is not installed in the default location .
i.e. /opt/kde/
I looked through all the directories and found two kde directories..
one in /usr/include/kde and the other in
/usr/lib/kde2/
How do I know which one is the right one for my installation.
Thanks
Vijayant
 
Old 10-23-2002, 11:22 PM   #2
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they are both for kde.... one for the include files and one for the libraries. your kde binaries are probably in /usr/bin/ .... It looks like it was installed with prefix=/usr

try "whereis kde" and see if that tells you anything. I would recommend installing kde3 in /opt/kde3 if you can (don't forget to get rid of all the kde2 stuff)

good luck

-Adam
 
Old 10-24-2002, 12:33 PM   #3
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How do I get rid of the KDE

Thanks Adam,
Since u said that I should get rid of KDE2.. which directories should I delete before installing kde3 ?

Thanks again
Vijayant
 
Old 10-24-2002, 05:13 PM   #4
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Well, first time ever I think...

I disagree with Adam on removing all your KDE 2 stuff (yet). You can happily, and easily install KDE3 along side an already existing KDE2 installation. The only thing I can think of that might be for Adam's reasoning would be preferences for KDE apps, but this shouldn't be an issue. If you install to /opt this is the easiest (IMO) way to do that. I'd say to keep KDE2 for now, just to make sure everything checks out fine with KDE3, then if you find yourself never using KDE2 again, go ahead and begin removing it. If this is on an RPM based system (Redhat, Mandrake, SuSE etc) it should come with utilities to make this all a little bit easier. If you are on a custom system, or a source based system, you still probably have something to easily uninstall KDE2. You probably don't want to go through and randomly remove directories though. If you have built an LFS system, you can enter the source directories from your KDE2 install, and run a make uninstall from there.

So when you are compiling for KDE3 specify:
./configure --prefix=/opt

to set the directory for that. Might also need to check the make file to make sure it got set properly too.

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Old 10-24-2002, 07:58 PM   #5
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Thanks for clearing that up MC..... I was thinking that if he installed kde3, there would be a chance that the wrong executable might be started.... but you're right, it probably is fine to have both.

anywase, good luck with everything vijlovely

-Adam
 
Old 10-24-2002, 09:08 PM   #6
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For me on my old system, when I installed KDE3 along side KDE2, I would start X with: startx KDE3 and it would start KDE3 rather than something else.

Might have been the way I had things setup though, and it's been a while, but I am still pretty sure it would be just fine.

I am sure there are docs about it out there, it's got to be a common question/problem.

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Old 10-26-2002, 05:54 PM   #7
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Thanks

thanks master C and adam for so much help.
I did not have time yet to install the KDE but will do it within the next few days and all your tips and advice will really come handy.
Thanks again
Vij
 
  


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