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Old 12-21-2017, 12:23 PM   #1
mazerunner
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Trying to install some software again (for godsake)


Problems again.

I thought I’d try to install this widget here: https://store.kde.org/p/1200334

It wasn’t clear to me how to do it. I landed here: https://github.com/spmdrd/plasma-app...currency-price

and downloaded the zip. Unpacked it and then what? Completely in the dark as to how.

One thing was seemingly clear on their page. Installation could proceed with this command:

Quote:
plasmapkg2 -i package
So, I tried out the command and got a message that it’s not installed and I should install it with:
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sudo apt install plasma-framework
So, I do it and an installation starts that takes really long for such a simple little thing. So, I kind of get the feeling that I’m doing something totally wrong. I Ctrl-C and the installation stops.

I think that now I need to uninstall whatever got half-way installed. So I open that “synaptic” manager, whatever that means. The manager sees that some installation went wrong and suggests that I should use:
Code:
dpkg --configure -a
I sudo the command and I see it installing lots of stuff.

Then I re-enter the “synaptic” thing and I see the plasma-framework there, among the installed applications.

I am not sure what I did, up to now. Everything seems so exceedingly complicated in Linux and I keep feeling stupid. Unable to install a darn widget without first consulting the community.



Anyway, now, I suppose I need to un-install that plasma-framework, whatever that is, from within the synaptic manager?

And just out of curiosity, how was I supposed to install that widget in the first place?

Thanks again

Last edited by mazerunner; 12-21-2017 at 12:26 PM.
 
Old 12-21-2017, 12:31 PM   #2
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I don't even use KDE

https://userbase.kde.org/Plasma/Inst...m_KDE-Look.org
 
Old 12-21-2017, 03:18 PM   #3
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What distro/version? It's clearly a Debian derivative, but which one, and which version of KDE?
 
  


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