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Old 04-07-2004, 10:24 PM   #1
Danny Beaudoin
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Use konstruct with already downloaded packages


I've downloaded all night the packages needed for installing KDE 3.2.1 only to find out today that when I try to install KDE with konstruct it attempts to re-download them.

Is there a way to make konstruct use the packages already downloaded (for example kdebase-3.2.1.tar.bz2)?

Maybe I just need to put them in a directory like [...]/meta/everything/ or something like that (I tried with this one and the [...]/meta/everything/download/ one and it made no difference).

Also it could be an option in the "make" that I don't know.

Any help would be very appreciated!
Old 04-10-2004, 07:00 PM   #2
Danny Beaudoin
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Found it!

Thanks anyway but I found out how last night.

It's very simple:
First you have to go in [...]/konstruct/kde. There you will see directories like kdebase. In each of those (except CVS) create a directory named download. Now put your downloaded files in their respective directories, for example: kdebase-3.2.1.tar.bz2 would go in [...]/konstruct/kde/kdebase/download .

By the way, by [...] I mean the directory where you installed konstruct.

I hope this can help somebody and if so please post a reply, I would be very happy!

Old 04-13-2004, 01:32 PM   #3
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Here's the "real" way!

Hello again!

It seems I should have read the README a bit closer! Here's the real (and easier) way of doing it, although I'm convinced it will work both ways:

You need to edit the file '' in [...]/konstruct , find the place where it says GARCHIVEDIR = <whatever> and replace <whatever> with the path to the directory where you downloaded the files.

(You can skip the following part, it's not important.)

Here's what it says in the README:

Change to your liking. Some useful options are:
GARCHIVEDIR If you have already downloaded source tarballs set the path here.

And here's what is says in :

# The GARCHIVEDIR is a directory containing cached files. It can be created
# manually, or with 'make garchive' once you've started downloading required
# files (say with 'make paranoid-checksum'. Example:

GARCHIVEDIR = /mnt/hda4/kde

That's my path up there, I don't remember the default one.

I wonder if just setting GARCHIVEDIR to your path is enough or if you have to do that 'make garchive' thing, I guess not since it says you can create it manually.


Thanks for reading this!


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