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Monday, August 25th 2003, 5:09pm

KDE GUI Package Manager


I have a (hopefully) easy newbie question: I installed RedHat 9 and noticed that it's KDE instalation seems not to include all features (e.g. the Fontmanager and KDE Package Manager). I went to the KDE web page, downloaded the KDE 3.1.3-0.9x2 RPM for Redhat 9 and installed all the packages. This worked fine by highlighting all RPM's and right-clicking them to install them.

I now have the KDE Font Manager available in the KDE Control Center but still only have the default "Add/Remove Application" and no KPackage application. The "Add/Remove Application" does not allow to install anything that's not on the RH9 CD's. I can install an RPM from the Filemanager (Konquerer) by right- or double-clicking it. Still I know that Redhat 7.2 had a graphical KDE frontend to RPM that allowed you to open/install other RPM's.

I know that a real Linux user should use RPM but I would like to have an easy entry into the Linux world ;-)




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Tuesday, August 26th 2003, 11:19pm

Re: KDE GUI Package Manager

RedHat 9 distribution has changed a lot of the standard KDE packages so it's natural that you keep missing features.

My suggestion (the same I did) is to visit and use their packages. Their only goal is to beat the RH strategy and give KDE users a sane stable KDE in RH linux.

You should first install apt-get (they have a link to get it in the page, near sources.list) and then folow the instructions. There is a frontend fot apt-get called Synaptic that you may want to try for the task.

I hope this will fix you system.