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Old 02-06-2004, 04:51 PM   #1
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RedHat RPMs in Mandrake?

I've been working on compiling KDE 3.2 for a few days and after installing Mandrake on a much better computer and attempting it I've determined that I was taking the correct steps and had the correct software, it's just my Linux machine doesnt have the power (CPU/MEMORY-whatever) to do it. So, I was wondering. If iI were to download all the RedHat RPM installations of KDE 3.2 and use them in Mandrake 9.2, would it work? Or is there some major difference? I know that mandrake is just a hacked up version of redhat intended for easing into linux for us newbies, so I figured it's a possibility. Lemme know, thanks!

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Old 02-06-2004, 10:01 PM   #2
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The differences will probably cause a few glitches, if not problems. You might want to get the cd ISO for 10.0 beta2 which just came out. It has KDE 3.2 on it. You might have less trouble pulling it off the Mandrake cd than using the Red Hat rpms. OR, you may wanna use the .tar.gz files instead of compiling from source. It should work out fine.

BTW, the 10.0 download site is here
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Open your rpm source list

add name: cooker main
add ftp site

set hdlist as ../base/

wait for it to download
then go into software installation and search for kdebase
select kdebase-3.2x
agree to the dependancies and then install
after installation get all kde 3.2 apps you need, then delete sources if you don't want the latest and greatest.

P.S if you want latest and greatest, remember to update sources regularly since packages are regularly being added.
Old 02-07-2004, 01:19 AM   #4
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/boggle.... Did i mention im a n00b? What tar.gz files? and what is an rpm source list? sorry.. im new... thanks =)


OMG I figured out what u mean "rpm source list" its downloading it now!! If this works, sir, im gonna have to buy you a pony... omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg *wets himself* omg omg omg omg* again* ive been working to get this to work for hours a day for ughhh since the beta came out.. omg omg omg omg omg omg.. if this works you are a god....!!...!!!!!!

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