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Old 05-16-2003, 12:48 PM   #16
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Re: i don't understand...

Originally posted by humanveal
i have mandrake 9.0 and after deleting kde 3.0.5a and then realizing it didn't help anything, then reinstalling packages, i now have kde 3.0.3.

i am seriously confused and frustrated at this point. i want to install kde 3.1 or 3.1.1, so i downloaded most of what i could find of 3.1.1. but there's so many dependencies that i don't know what to do.

qt 3.1
libfontconfig...etc, etc.

but the dependencies are being stupid. if i try to install one, say libqt, it says "qt needed." so i try to install qt, and then it says "libqt needed." so all of my packages are tangled into one big annoying dependency, and i'm about ready to just throw all of my linux related software in the toilet and forget it exists...!!!!!

so if anyone could help me, that'd be nice...thanks for reading.
Welcome to what we call "dependecy hell", a major thing keeping linux out of the mainstream. Only thing I can think of is to install them at the same time somehow.

Last edited by Edward78; 05-16-2003 at 12:50 PM.
Old 05-19-2003, 11:24 PM   #17
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moral of the story...get mandrake 9.1!

it's installed and running smoothly, with KDE 3.1. yay!

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