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Friday, March 19th 2004, 11:58am

[Konstruct] Read-me first

I am going to write a short article about some of the technicalities involved in running konstruct (that i encountered).

Firstly, read the instructions. There are small things which you may overlook such as changing the prefix. Konstruct defaults to your home directory which is not what a system-wide installation requires. Change the prefix to /usr in konstruct/

Secondly, you will run into alot of problems if you are behind a firewall which blocks ftp. I was forced to find many alternatives which are based on http. To change the url where konstruct looks for the file, change the Makefile in


it will be easy to recognise.

Thirdly, if you encounter a problem regarding not being a valid archive tool, you have an older Nvidia driver. nvidia simply forgot a simple couple of words in the file.

do the following:

edit the file /usr/lib/
and replace the line

# Generated by nvidia-installer: 1.0.5


# Generated by nvidia-installer: 1.0.5 (for use by libtool)

That should sort out your problems.

Thats the run down on the problems which i had, but kde 3.2.1 runs BRILLIANTLY!

Hope that helps,

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "OhReally" (Jul 28th 2008, 12:17am)


Friday, March 19th 2004, 12:03pm

Thanks for the TIP, it's a good instruction message! :D
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Saturday, April 3rd 2004, 7:01pm

very usefull ......thx



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Friday, December 10th 2004, 8:14am

Great tips! I've only been using konstruct for the last few weeks and while the process is usually smooth, there are things that you can easily overlook and cause a big mess... I'm just glad I haven't run into any of them (yet).
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