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KDE installation on redhat linux

kaushikbr
Frequent Advisor

KDE installation on redhat linux

Hi

I have to install KDE on RHL EL5.
Being a newbie to linux I have no idea where I can get the packages from, and where can I get the installation and configuration document.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks and Regards
Kaushik
9 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: KDE installation on redhat linux

Shalom,

KDE is an install option on versions of RHEL 4 and below. So the first place I'd look for it is the install DVD. If it has been pulled as an install option then you may need to compile it.

http://www.kde.org/

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Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: KDE installation on redhat linux

No need to compile anything.

Open a command prompt window, become root and enter this command:

yum groupinstall "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"

The yum package manager will automatically download the necessary packages from RHN and install them, using RedHat default configuration for KDE.

When the package installation is complete, log out. Use the options settings in the GUI login dialog to select a KDE-type session. The system should remember your new desktop environment choice automatically.

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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: KDE installation on redhat linux

kaushikbr
Frequent Advisor

Re: KDE installation on redhat linux

Hi

Thank you all for you replies.
Yum is a very helpful tool, however since the machine will be on an internal private network, the machine does not have access to WWW. I'm unable to register the machine on the RHL website. Shalom Steve I did look on the installation DVD, I found the rpms for KDE 3.x. Being a HP-UX man, is there a command like swinstall to select an entire bundle or product for installation or do I have to install each rpm package at a time ?

Thanks and Regards
Kaushik

PS: I understand I'm asking some very basic questions, however reading all your suggestions and answers I can make an educated guess to progress the task I have on hand. Otherwise I would be trying everything ( good and bad methods ) I find on the web.
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: KDE installation on redhat linux

hi,

yum could be configured that the repository could be local DVD / CDROM or some directory.

check this link :

http://grokbase.com/topic/2007/11/07/centos-5-0-yum-install-using-the-install-cd-s-as-the-rpm-source/quJFEvZ0jBRicOQlm2GqmuTzYo4

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kaushikbr
Frequent Advisor

Re: KDE installation on redhat linux

Hi

When I try to install the rpms, I get the following error messages.

error: Failed dependencies:
kdelibs = 6:3.5.4-18.el5 is needed by kdelibs-devel-3.5.4-18.el5.x86_64
libDCOP.so.4()(64bit) is needed by kdelibs-devel-3.5.4-18.el5.x86_64
libartskde.so.1()(64bit) is needed by kdelibs-devel-3.5.4-18.el5.x86_64
libkabc.so.1()(64bit) is needed by kdelibs-devel-3.5.4-18.el5.x86_64
libkabc_dir.so.1()(64bit) is needed by kdelibs-devel-3.5.4-18.el5.x86_64
libkabc_file.so.1()(64bit) is needed by kdelibs-devel-3.5.4-18.el5.x86_64
libkabc_ldapkio.so.1()(64bit) is needed by kdelibs-devel-3.5.4-18.el5.x86_64
libkabc_net.so.1()(64bit) is needed by kdelibs-devel-3.5.4-18.el5.x86_64
libkatepartinterfaces.so.0()(64bit) is needed by kdelibs-devel-3.5.4-18.el5.x86_64

Error messages.

I'm not sure which package contains all these .so files.

When I try to install kdelibs I get the error message
error: Failed dependencies:
libkdnssd is needed by kdelibs-3.5.4-18.el5.x86_64

Thanks and Regards
Kaushik
Court Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: KDE installation on redhat linux

>> I have to install KDE on RHL EL5.

Have to, or want to? If you have to, that is pretty lame.

Anyway, you can try this:

yum install @kde-desktop
"The difference between me and you? I will read the man page." and "Respect the hat." and "You could just do a search on ITRC, you don't need to start a thread on a topic that's been answered 100 times already." Oh, and "What. no points???"
kaushikbr
Frequent Advisor

Re: KDE installation on redhat linux

hi

thanks for your replies.

:))
I have to bcos I've taken it from someone else.
I want to bcos it is my responsibility now.

However, with some help I found this white paper on the Redhat website.

http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-9744

This was helpful in configuring the yum repository.

This is what my repo file looks like.

more /etc/yum.repos.d/dvd.repo
[dvd]
mediaid=1231287803.932941*
name=DVD for RHEL5
baseurl=file:///cdrom/Server
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

[dvd-cluster]
mediaid=1231287803.932941
name=DVD for RHEL5 - Cluster
baseurl=file:///cdrom/Cluster
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

[dvd-cluster-storage]
mediaid=1231287803.932941
name=DVD for RHEL5 - ClusterStorage
baseurl=file:///cdrom/ClusterStorage
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

[dvd-vt]
mediaid=1231287803.932941
name=DVD for RHEL5 - VT
baseurl=file:///cdrom/VT
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

The Linux DVD is mounted on /cdrom
The mediaid is the id from the
ll /cdrom/.discinfo
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 112 Jan 7 00:23 /cdrom/.discinfo


more /cdrom/.discinfo
1231287803.932941
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.3
x86_64
1,2,3,4,5,6
Server/base
Server/RPMS
Server/pixmaps

I'm now able to do a
yum groupinstall "(KDE (K Desktop Environment)"

yum groupinstall "KDE Software Development"

All the dependencies are now resolved and the packages install successfully.

Thank you all for you valuable comments.

Regards
Kaushik
kaushikbr
Frequent Advisor

Re: KDE installation on redhat linux

thank you all for your valuable comments.

Regards
Kaushik