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Old 04-20-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Exclamation Can I install this to Ubuntu?


Hello guys, good evening.

If the application is for KDE or Kubuntu can I install it in Ubuntu? Why?

Take care and God bless.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
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Hello guys, good evening.

If the application is for KDE or Kubuntu can I install it in Ubuntu? Why?

Take care and God bless.
Yes, you can, as long as you have the required libraries installed, you can. Usually, if you install anything through synaptic/apt-get the libraries required to run the KDE application in question should be automatically installed.

Regards!
 
Old 04-20-2009, 10:44 AM   #3
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Yes. KDE applications can run under GNOME and other desktop managers, since they usually require just the KDE libraries only and not the complete KDE environment. When you try to install a KDE application, you will see it depends from the kdelibs package and eventually from kdebase.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 11:13 AM   #4
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I wish we could pay for billboards pointing out that one of the very first things Linux users should learn is how package management works.....

To answer the question directly: Go into your package manager and select something at random, and proceed to install it. You will see all of the libraries that have been added to enable the install. As already stated, it does not matter what the app is---all that matters is that the right libraries are there.

If you want to install something that is not in the package manager, then you have to install the libraries manually.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 11:28 AM   #5
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Hello Mega Man X, thanks for replying.

How about in the internet if I downloaded a file which is for KDE or Kubuntu. Could I still install it in my Ubuntu?

Thanks Sir and God bless.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 11:33 AM   #6
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How about in the internet if I downloaded a file which is for KDE or Kubuntu. Could I still install it in my Ubuntu?
Did you read the answers in the thread ?
 
Old 04-20-2009, 11:42 AM   #7
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Hello Mega Man X and colucix, thanks for replying.

I downloaded a Kregedit before which is a KDE or Kubuntu program but it seems not allow me to install.

We cannot escape that sometimes we need to download some programs in the internet but some programs for KDE or Kubuntu won't work in Ubuntu.

So what you can advice to me?

Thanks Sirs and God bless.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 11:44 AM   #8
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which file did you downloaded?
how did you tried to install the file?

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but it seems not allow me to install.
what happened?
 
Old 04-20-2009, 11:44 AM   #9
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Sorry...Yeah just now I read it. Got problem with my connection here. Sorry for that.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 11:54 AM   #10
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Hello repo, good evening.

Yes I tried to install the file. I already installed the build-essentials and xorg-dev. But it seems some of the dependencies are not installed. But some people advice me to install the kde-devel. But it looks like I'm going to install the whole KDE when I tried to install the kde-devel.

Thanks and God bless.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 11:57 AM   #11
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If it is a tar.gz file

Code:
tar -xvzf your_file.tar.gz
cd your_file
read the INSTALL file

In general
Code:
./configure
make
sudo make install
if it is a deb file

Code:
sudo dpkg -i your_file.deb
 
Old 04-20-2009, 12:08 PM   #12
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Hello repo, thanks for taking time answering my topic.

Yes I already did that. Just like what I've said there were still other dependencies were not installed. So they advice me to install the kde-devel.

So what makes my heart confuse or doubt is sometimes some dependencies are not installed yet if the file that we are going to install is came from the internet.

Thanks repo.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 12:13 PM   #13
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So what makes my heart confuse or doubt is sometimes some dependencies are not installed yet if the file that we are going to install is came from the internet.
Because the file doesn't contain the dependencies.
It will check if the dependencies are present (using ./configure)
If they are not present, you need to install them.

So just install kde-devel using the packetmanager.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 12:17 PM   #14
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Ahh ok...Because when I tried to install the kde-devel just like what I've said earlier it seems I'm going to install the whole KDE Desktop.

So my question is, if I will install the kde-devel is it mean that the whole KDE Desktop is I'm going to install or just some necessary libraries and dependencies?

Thanks repo.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 12:20 PM   #15
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Hello Mega Man X and colucix, thanks for replying.

I downloaded a Kregedit before which is a KDE or Kubuntu program but it seems not allow me to install.

We cannot escape that sometimes we need to download some programs in the internet but some programs for KDE or Kubuntu won't work in Ubuntu.

So what you can advice to me?

Thanks Sirs and God bless.
Kregedit is or was a program for windows. KDE runs on any platform so if you don't use your distros packages you need to check the system requirements for a program you download from the internet. I googled kregedit and found this:
What is it?

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kregedit was a KDE utility for viewing native Windows registry files that I wrote based on Richard Sharpe's editreg tool. It is similar to the regedt32 utility that can be found on most Windows platforms. Only the NT registry format (NT4/2000/XP) is supported.

This version of KRegEdit is now obsolete. Instead, I have been working on a registry library, as part of Samba 4. A GTK+ frontend to this library exists, and a KDE frontend is planned.

There are some screenshots of the GTK+ registry editor at my samba.org homepage.

I do not plan to make any updates to the version of KRegEdit that is available seperately here. This page is here merely for historical interest.
I'm not sure why you want this program for Ubuntu.
cheers,
jdk
 
  


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