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Old 07-09-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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kubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu (Hoary Hedgehog)

Hello everyone,

I have just installed Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog on my Apple iBook and i am dualbooting between the two OSes i.e Ubuntu and Tiger.Ubuntu is blazing on the iBook and everything is dandy.I know that you can install KDE on Ubuntu by installing kubuntu-desktop.Where can i get only this package kubuntu-desktop.I dont want to do an apt-get and download it from online repositories because i dont want to connect to the internet from the iBook.I know if i download the whole kubuntu distro CD i can then also install the kubuntu-desktop from the CD.But there must be smoeplace where i can only get to download kubuntu-desktop.I have tried to search everywhere but no luck.If someone can tell me the link from where i can download ONLY kubuntu-desktop it would be really great.

Thanks in advance !
Old 07-10-2005, 07:56 AM   #2
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I might be missing something here, Warpfactor... Can you download from
on another machine, burn a disk and install on your iBook from that disk?

If you're going to do that, also hang around waiting some more and download the Mepis distro which is very nice, well supported and (importantly) Debian style too.

Hope that helps.
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To me (i.e. IMHO), half the point of Debian or <bad pun alert/> its progeny, is the APT system. If you insist on crippling it by not connecting to 'net & using the repositories, you run the risk of not being able to resolve dependencies. You might as well put yourself in DLL- or RPM- Hell. I know kubuntu-desktop may be complete, but other things you will want in the future won't be. I strongly suggest you rethink connecting your iBook to the 'net.

If that remains prohibited, then you probably need the kubuntu install disk anyway. Also, you need to learn the beauties of
apt-get install -s name_of_new_package
the -s (for safe ?) simulates the install & tells you what else is needed. This will become your download list. The trouble is, w/o the 'net you can't even update your cache & thus know what is available & what the current versions are.

Before this develops into a full-blown rant, how about a few questions for you:

1. Why not connect the iBook?

2. Do you have a connected computer?

3. How long have you been using GNU/Linux?

3a. How much Debian/Debian-based (i.e. Ubuntu etc.) do you have?

3b. How familiar are you w/ how APT works?

4. What is the purpose of the Ubuntu install on the iBook?

4a. How many additional packages do you think you might want to add?

I am asking these questions because I don't know if you realize the consequences of your decision not to connect, & I don't know what you are trying to do w/ Ubuntu.


Good suggestion about Mepis, I am using SimplyMEPIS 3.3, getting ready to go to 3.3.1-1. I also use it to teach Winders(tm) refugees to transition.


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