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Old 02-04-2004, 09:01 AM   #1
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Quanta


Hi, I've just installed Quanta version 3.2 (to upgrade from 3.1.3 under Mandrake 9.2). However, I still get version 3.1.3 after starting Quanta.

I think that either (a) version 3.2 is installed somewhere else where I cannot find.
or (b), it has something to do with the following message I received after installation:


*************** Important *************************

Add /usr/local/kde/bin to your PATH and
add /usr/local/kde to your KDEDIRS!

If so, how do you do that: Add something to your PATH. What and where is a PATH? Some initial searching turned up nothing. Thanks for any help with this. T
 
Old 02-04-2004, 09:05 AM   #2
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To find out where the new executable for 3.2 is, go into the Mandrake Control Centre, go to Software, Remove Software, then look for Quanta 3.2. On the right, you will see all the installed files. One of the first will be the executable, typically something like /usr/bin/quanta
 
Old 02-04-2004, 09:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for your suggestion. I went to the Mandrake, Software Packages Removal screen, but only Quanta 3.1.3 is listed (since it was installed with the system as a 'mdk' file). I installed Quanta 3.2 from source tarball. I notice that programs installed from source never appear in Mandrake Software removal. Is there something else I can try. I did update the Finder Database ('updatedb'), though when I search: "locate quanta", the screen scrolls down too fast, and so I cannot see all the locations of Quanta - perhaps there are 100 lines from the old version and 100 lines from the new version.

Perhaps Quanta 3.2 only works with the new version of KDE (3.2) which I also failed to install fully.

Regards and thanks. T
 
Old 02-04-2004, 09:30 AM   #4
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Have a look in /usr/local/kde/bin since it's mentioned in the install. The executable may well be there.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 09:43 AM   #5
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I uninstalled both versions, and reinstalled the new one, and I found the executable here:

/usr/local/kde/bin/quanta

All is working now. Thanks for your help
 
Old 06-24-2004, 01:43 AM   #6
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hey all how is it going? i have installed quanta 3.2 on redhat 9. i have installed the program in /usr/local/quanta and found the excutable file in /usr/local/ kde/bin also linked to /usr/local/kde. However when I click on the quanta file in /usr/local/bin the program opens, but the problem comes in when i try to go to run program and type in quanta I recieve an error message that states "Failed to execute command: 'quanta' Details: No such file or directory" even when i try to type quanta in a terminal it says bash: quanta: command not found. how do i run it from run program and how come quanta is not installed uder my programming dir while using gnome?

any help would be appc
 
Old 06-24-2004, 03:13 AM   #7
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I think that if the program runs from within the directory, but not from another location, then the program is not specified in the environment variable 'PATH'. To 'add the program to your path' you do something like:

export PATH=$PATH:/opt/OpenOffice.org/program

However, I'm not an expert and there may be another reason for your problem. I found some info about the famous 'PATH' here:

http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/prepostpath.htm

Good luck
 
  


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