kde 3.2 for Mandrake 9.1
Posted 11 February 2004 - 09:12 PM
I just joined linux compatible. I have been using linux for a couple of years and now I use mandrake 9.1. I am no guru and I use it simply to get work done. However, now I would like to try out kde 3.2 but have not been able to find any rpms for Mandrake 9.1. As I am quite happy with mdk9.1, I don't want to go upgrading to 9.2 or 10 beta or some such.
Does someone know a place to download the mdk9.1 kde3.2 rpms?
Posted 12 February 2004 - 09:36 AM
I understand that you are not a guru, but is compiling the kde 3.2 sources out of the question? It should be a simple "./configure;make;make install" and as long as all of your libs are up to date you'll be fine. I did this on debian because last I heard, Debian SID was only on 3.1.4 or something. I compiled fine, althoug I haven't used Mandrake since 8.0 so I'm not sure about your system. Fedora can handle KDE 3.2 just fine as well considering that I am using it as I type this. If you need anything let me know.
Posted 12 February 2004 - 12:25 PM
The thing to remember, is that it is wise to install from Gnome or a console, to properly set KDE up.
BTW, there is KDE 3.2 for Debian Woody in the news archive. I have to see where that is at, since I also have Debian Woody.
Posted 17 February 2004 - 02:07 AM
I went ahead and compiled kde 3.2 on Mandrake 9.1 using konstruct. I had a braodband connection so, downloading all those tar files didn't take so long for me.
Bottom line: It works and works pretty well. I haven't had much chance to play with all the goodies though.
Compiling Notes for MDK9.1:
1) You may have to install pcre from source. Just go to the www.pcre.org website and get the tar file and follow the instructions. Needed because of a missing pcreposix.h file.
2) If you are using the latest NVIDIA graphics driver, you may need to replace the first two lines in the file /usr/lib/libGL.la with the following:
# libGL.la - a libtool library file
# Generated by ltmain.sh - GNU libtool 1.4.3 (1.922.2.110 2002/10/23 01:39:54)
# Generated by nvidia-installer: 1.0.5
3) If you get ltdl.c compile errors, try installing a newer version of autoconf. I installed version 2.57 using urpmi.
Finally, I made the necessary changes to .bash_profile and, bam, I was off to the races.
Thanks to all those who pointed me in the right direction and, of course, thanks to Google and Google Groups.