KDE3.0 experimental packages for debian

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KDE3 experimental packages for debian
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1) apt-get install libqt3-mt

2) download packages and install them in order as specified in:
http://www.geniussystems.net/KDE3 Experimental/
http://www.unc.edu/~crimsun/kde3-unofficial/ (mirror)
use "dpkg -x " to unpack

3. Create symlink as root
ln -s /usr/local /opt

4. copy/move /kde3 to /opt
(we dont need the doc directory)

5. Create a session profile for your gdm/xdm/kdm etc...

if you're using gdm, under /etc/gdm/Sessions, cut&paste the following lines in a new file "KDE3" (make sure it's chmod to executable)
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export KDEHOME=$HOME/.kde3
export KDEDIR=/opt/kde3
export PATH=/opt/kde3/bin:$PATH
export PREFERRED=/opt/kde3/bin/startkde
exec startkde
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6. copy/link your .kde dir to .kde3 to keep import your settings

7. copy/link your global icons/color directories:
ln -s /usr/share/icons/ /opt/kde3/share/icons
ln -s /usr/share/apps/ksplash/ /opt/kde3/share/apps/ksplash

or old color schemes
cp /usr/share/apps/kdisplay/color-schemes/QNiX-* /opt/kde3/share/apps/kdisplay/color-schemes/



to remove, just wipe out the /opt/kde3 directory and remove the /etc/gdm/Sessions file.

easy!

CryoGenFX

17 years ago

This is definately the hard way!

This is the easy way:

add
deb http://kde.ping.uio.no/i386 ./

to /etc/apt/sources.list run apt-get update as root, and just apt-get install whatever you need :) (notice that these are also experimental debs, but they work fine for me. for other mirrors and readmes, check out irc.debian.org and read the topic on #debian-kde )

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bela

17 years ago

post stuff like this in the appropriate places !!!

Cheers,
Bernd.

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EvilNed

17 years ago

I tried the's packages, and while I definately appreciate the effort put into making these packages, be very careful with them. they are really memory hungry (possbily memory leaky as well, but I'm not at liberty to prove that). Response time to button presses on a celery 500 with 256 megs was sometimes over 30 seconds for me, and I eventually ran out of swap space, crashing the system. These are very beta, and if you have to get real work done, dont use em.

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metallman

17 years ago

Add no-generate-sessiontypes to your kdm.options (/etc/kde2/kdm/kdm.options) and kde3 to SessionTypes in kdmrc.
Then put the lines
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#!/bin/sh
export KDEHOME=$HOME/.kde3
export KDEDIR=/opt/kde3
export PATH=/opt/kde3/bin:$PATH
export PREFERRED=/opt/kde3/bin/startkde
exec startkde
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in a file, name it kde3, chmod +x and place it in /usr/bin.

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loply

17 years ago

Debian declined to package KDE-3 at the moment because they are in the middle of holding presidentail elections and KDE3 is unstable, not suitable for a high quality distro yet.

Which is more than I can say for some unnamed segfault-during-the-install distros :) *cough* gentoo *cough*.

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simmons75

17 years ago

Segfault during install on Gentoo? What the devil did you do wrong, eh?

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tminos

17 years ago

Just use a distro like Gentoo, Slackware, et al that already has these

or just do it yourself.

So much for Debian being the most up-to-date and bleeding-edge distro, hrm?

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