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Old 11-20-2003, 08:36 PM   #1
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Angry Trying to install software and lost everything. ???


First off, I'm pi$$ed. I wanted to install the latest Scribus software. I got it downloaded and was doing the ./configure, make, make install and such and got a error that it needed something else installed. Figures huh. It needed qt something.

I then went to the Mandrake install thingy and typed in 'qt' and checked the latest version. Clicked install. It said it needed to remove the old to install the new. I said OK. Don't want any conflicts here. Then it informed me that the mirror was not responding, the carrol.cac.psu.edu one that is. OK, then don't worry about it then. I'll just download it and install it. Can't find it. Uh oh!

Tried some other stuff and decided to reboot and get a fresh start on this project. This is where it got lost.

GUI CRASHED

My blood starts to warm up here. I can get into command line. Poked around and tried to do things to get the GUI working. I got NO error when it crashed either. It acts like I hit ctrl alt backspace or something.

Then came the really bad news. This is what makes the first sentence in this post. I decided to boot to Gentoo and work on Mandrake from there.

Gentoo is gone

Blood is boiling at this point. I had Gentoo going really well. Sound was all I liked.

I still want to install Scribus but I'm wondering, what the heck is "qt-devel" and why did it crash so bad?

Any suggestions on how to install this and not kill my stuff again? Is there a better way to install this and it take care of the depenancies automagically?

I'm full of questions and trying really hard not to rant here. REALLY HARD.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

 
Old 11-20-2003, 08:43 PM   #2
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What do you mean by gone?
Where was it before?
What happens when you try to run it?
qt-devel is the basis of all of KDE and is required by many window managers (especially since many programs use it)
It would crash.. and burn badly
 
Old 11-20-2003, 08:50 PM   #3
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Qt-devel is the development bits of the Qt
libraries ... Qt is the GUI framework that all
of KDE is based on. So, if you upgrade Qt
to a newer version or remove it, chances
are that KDE won't work anymore. Or kdm,
for that matter, which I assume is your graphical
login manager (the crashing bit - if you look
in /var/lg/XFree86.0.log you might find hints)?

Anyway, you just need to stick your Mdk CD
(don't ask me which one ;}) into your CD-ROM
and re-install the original version of Qt. Or, switch
to xdm as a login-manager and a different Window-
manager than KDE.


Cheers,
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Old 11-20-2003, 08:53 PM   #4
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Gentoo was no longer in the bootloader and I could not get it added in to boot.

What is funny is that I was researching the other night on how to back up and restore the entire OS, both Mandrake and Gentoo. I just hadn't figured that out yet. Now I have to start over from dirt. I may start a stage 1 install this time.

Still want to install Scribus though. Is there a better way to do that?



Have to start Gentoo later tonight.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 08:56 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tinkster
Qt-devel is the development bits of the Qt
libraries ... Qt is the GUI framework that all
of KDE is based on. So, if you upgrade Qt
to a newer version or remove it, chances
are that KDE won't work anymore. Or kdm,
for that matter, which I assume is your graphical
login manager (the crashing bit - if you look
in /var/lg/XFree86.0.log you might find hints)?

Anyway, you just need to stick your Mdk CD
(don't ask me which one ;}) into your CD-ROM
and re-install the original version of Qt. Or, switch
to xdm as a login-manager and a different Window-
manager than KDE.


Cheers,
Tink
To late for all that. I have one puter. This is it. I had to reinstall and start over, it's all gone now.

Least now I know NOT to remove it unless I already have the new one downloaded.

Any clues on flawless install of Scribus?

 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:00 PM   #6
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Try installing it from Gentoo with emerge
Just do

emerge scribus
 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:01 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by dalek
To late for all that. I have one puter. This is it. I had to reinstall and start over, it's all gone now.

Least now I know NOT to remove it unless I already have the new one downloaded.

Any clues on flawless install of Scribus?

:D :D :D :D
Good grief mate ... this is LINUX we're talking
about here :}

Reinstall is almost never necessary ;)
And you didn't even wait for 20 minutes?


As for Scribus: I don't even have the slightest
clue what it is, not to speak of its installation :}


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:10 PM   #8
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It was gone before I posted. I couldn't get here till after I had re-installed. All I had was a command line. Can't surf with that, don't guess I can.

Scribus is the same as Quark but for Linux. Great program. It is what they use for newspapers and magazines.

I need to fix up the old 400MHz puter so I can use it for backup. Just in case it messes up again. Slow but it was OK with Ice thingy for a desktop.

I'm going to try that in Gentoo when I get it installed, again. I was already thinking about it anyway. Emerge is so nice. I was so close to switching.

Will apt-get or something work in Mandrake? Will emerge work in Mandrake? That would be cool.

Thanks

 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:24 PM   #9
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Originally posted by dalek
It was gone before I posted. I couldn't get here till after I had re-installed. All I had was a command line. Can't surf with that, don't guess I can. :scratch:
Yes you can :)

There's links or lynx ... a bit cumbersome on pages with many
buttons, but better than re-installing.

Quote:
Will apt-get or something work in Mandrake? Will emerge work in Mandrake? That would be cool.
Look at synaptic, and I think there's other tools
for RH/MDK too that will use apt and maintain
the RPM database while doing it.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:35 PM   #10
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I made my Gentoo root partition.

Gone googleing for synaptic. What ever that is.

Thanks for the advice.

Later

 
Old 11-20-2003, 11:40 PM   #11
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I got Gentoo up to the point of installing KDE.

Still a bit upset about the thing erasing qt and screwing me over.

Later

 
Old 11-21-2003, 12:05 AM   #12
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Synaptic is for Debian. How you get that in Mandrake?



http://www.nongnu.org/synaptic/download.html
 
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