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Old 03-27-2004, 12:45 PM   #1
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Question How to change install directory for kde 3.2.1 using Konstruct?

I apologize for this seemingly simple question, but after trying several different edits of the setup text file, it still hasn't worked. Also after searching here AND at KDE site, still no answer. At least, not enough of an answer for a newer user. (Still reading the RUTE manual and Redhat 9 Unleashed). Heres the question. Running Redhat 9, and I was to install KDE 3.2.1. Using the 'Konstruct' program to install. I want to install it to /opt/kde3.2.1

No matter how I edit the 'prefix' statement in the konstruct/kde3.2.1/gar.conf.mak file, it doesnt understand the directory I am entering. I believe it is just the syntax I am using in the text file. And THATS what I can find no answer on. How exactly do I change the prefix command to stop it from installing into my home directory, (Which is the Konstruct Default location), to /opt/kde3.2.1 ? Heres the prefix statement:

prefix ?= $(HOME)/kde3.2.1

I have tried changing the (HOME) statement to /opt/ as well as others, but no go. Also, do I need to change the GARCHIVEDIR = $(HOME)/kde3.2.1-sources statement to also use the /opt/ directory? Or would it just be better to install from each source file rather than the Konstruct App? As stated before, EX windoze user here who WILL NOT be going back to windoze. Trying to read and learn all I can, just can't read enough fast enough it seems Still running redhat 9, but am already seeing things like using precompiled packages etc kind of holds my system back. The apps I've compiled from source run faster and cleaner than the rpm type packages do. Is that my imagination? If not, I will be building my new system real soon and using a different distribution of Linux, which can be installed as I've seen 'from scratch' so to speak.

Anyway, i'm straying from original question. (As usual ) Thanks for any help on this.


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Old 03-27-2004, 02:13 PM   #2
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configure --prefix= (whatever the hell you want)
Old 03-27-2004, 02:15 PM   #3
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delete a directory

hello just a quick question how do i delete a directory from a terninal owned by root thanks
Old 03-27-2004, 03:36 PM   #4
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Originally posted by randyriver10
configure --prefix= (whatever the hell you want)
No luck with that. I tried it previously. But since the 'Konstruct' app/script is doing the install, its not a normal configure/make. there is no actual Configure File, just a make file for each directory/app. Konstruct does the downloading of tarballs, extracting, patching, and checking all automatically, then runs a make on everything its doing. The README said to change the prefix in the above mentioned file, but I'm not putting the syntax in it correctly.


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