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Old 11-05-2003, 11:00 PM   #1
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KSmoothDock 3.1.4


So I was going to install this proggy, KSmoothDock 3.1.4. Looks pretty neat.

These are the install notes

NOTE***: In v3.1.4 the configuration will be saved in /.ksmoothdock/ksmoothdock-3.1.4.conf in your home directory.
The menu is in $HOME/.ksmoothdock/menu-3.1/

TO INSTALL: Unzip, cd to the directory ksmoothdock-3.1.4 then run:
./configure
(in Mandrake, please use:
./configure --prefix=/YOUR_KDE_DIR
(usually this becomes: ./configure --prefix=/usr))
make
su
make install

Then run:
ksmoothdock

see the part for the configure? Can someone tell me what that means? What would I have to type there?
 
Old 11-06-2003, 12:27 AM   #2
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You need to find out where KDE was installed to. It's probably /usr/kde. Try running:
whereis kwrite
from a terminal. It should print something like: /usr/kde/bin/kwrite. Everything before the bin will your install directory.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 08:21 AM   #3
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So my code would look like this?

./configure --prefix=/usr/kde/bin

?
 
Old 11-06-2003, 11:47 AM   #4
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So my code would look like this?

./configure --prefix=/usr/kde/bin

?
It would be /usr/kde.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 12:22 PM   #5
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What I mean is do I put in the "--prefix=/usr/kde"?

I'm new, never seen the prefix deal before.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 02:27 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Lostman
What I mean is do I put in the "--prefix=/usr/kde"?

I'm new, never seen the prefix deal before.
Yeah, that'd be it. Let me explain:
In Linux, program files of different types are installed to different directories. Binaries (executables) are installed to bin, configuration files are installed to etc, manual files are installed to man, and so on. In most Linux file systems, there will be several locations that have a bin, etc, man, and so on. There will be one at / (/bin, /etc, /man), one at usr (/usr/bin, /usr/man), and sometimes there will be a special one dedicated to programs of the same group, such as KDE. (/usr/kde/bin, etc)
 
Old 11-06-2003, 03:24 PM   #7
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Great explanition. I appreciate it. I'll let you know how it goes.
 
  


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