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Sunday, January 11th 2004, 3:01pm

Kopete setup help needed

Hi all, new here and pretty new to Linux in general, so if I'm missing something obvious, I apologise.

I'm running Kopete 0.7.3, Redhat 9, KDE 3.1-12.

Installed fine, no errors. Running the program gets me the Kopete window, but I have File/Help and another tab called "No Text!".

I also get a "QFile::open: No file name specified" error. (which I didn't notice, and will search on now)

Seems like I'm missing a config file somewhere, but I'm not sure how to tell what it is and/or configure it.

Any insight appreciated. :)


Sunday, January 11th 2004, 6:19pm

In Red Hat Linux 9 the prefix for KDE and all its applications is /usr.
You need to recompile kopete:

./configure --prefix=/usr
make install

This will solve your problems.


Saturday, January 17th 2004, 3:54pm

I have exactly the same problem.
Excuse my ignorance as I am a a 3 day old in the world of linux.

When you say:
./configure --prefix=/usr
make install

Do I type that word for word? I did and have the same problem.

I really need to to be held by the hand to get through this.
Thank you.



Saturday, January 17th 2004, 11:09pm

You extract the package in a terminal, and then you enter the directory:

cd kopete-0.7.4 (or kopete-0.7.3 or kopete-0.8beta2 depending on what you have)

Then you run the configure script:

./configure --prefix=/usr (the --prefix=/usr is for red hat only, other distributions have kde in various locations, to find your prefix run "which konqueror" in a terminal, if you get /opt/kde3/bin then your prefix is /opt/kde3, if its /usr/bin then your prefix is /usr and so on...)

If the configure script runs successfully it will tell you to start make:


When it is finished compiling you can then install

su root
make install


Sunday, January 18th 2004, 12:25am

Thanks for the reply. I am using Red Hat 9.

I did all this:
./configure --prefix=/usr
make install

When I run kopete, it's still 0.7.3. (I complied the .8 b2)
And I still have the same problems, i.e. "No Text" tab, no plugins, can't add user, etc...

I am sure I am missing something. Where do I execute the newly compiled kopete from?



Sunday, January 18th 2004, 12:32am


I am sure I am missing something. Where do I execute the newly compiled kopete from?

You would type 'kopete' in a terminal.

Open up a terminal and type:

which konqueror

Then come back here and tell me what it returned.


Sunday, January 18th 2004, 12:39am

"which konqueror" returned /usr/bin/konqueror

When I type kopete from a terminal, the program launches with problems I listed before.
Also the about says its 0.7.3.



Sunday, January 18th 2004, 12:43am

Something is not happening properly here. In the about tab for kopete is will say what version of kde it is running on, can you tell me what version you are using?


Sunday, January 18th 2004, 12:48am

The whole thing says "Kopete 0.7.3 (Using KDE 3.1-12 Red Hat)



Sunday, January 18th 2004, 12:51am

Off the top of my head I cannot figure out why you're still having problems unless you have two version of kopete installed in different directories and the old one is higher up the path than the new one. If you still have the directory from which you compiled and installed kopete 0.7.3 then cd into that directory and do this:

su root
make uninstall

Then try running kopete.


Sunday, January 18th 2004, 12:57am

This si what I get.

[snt@localhost kopete-0.7.3]$ su
[root@localhost kopete-0.7.3]# make uninstall
make: *** No rule to make target `uninstall'. Stop.
[root@localhost kopete-0.7.3]#



Sunday, January 18th 2004, 12:59am

Did you clean that folder after installing 0.7.3, if you did you will have to recompile in order to do a make uninstall.


Sunday, January 18th 2004, 1:01am

This was an .rpm, I didn't do anything with it.



Sunday, January 18th 2004, 1:05am

Well why didnt you say so? ./configure ; make ; make install is for source code installations.
Im under the assumption that you compiled kopete.8beta2 from source and that it installed in a different folder than the rpm for 0.7.3 installed and that that is why you continue to run .7.3 after installing the beta. Lets try this:

rpm -e kopete-0.7.3

then run kopete


Sunday, January 18th 2004, 1:10am

Your assumption is correct. The .8 beta2 was compiled from the source. The 0.7.3 was an rpm.

Running rpm -e kopete-0.7.3 just hangs. It's not doing anything.



Sunday, January 18th 2004, 1:13am

Did uninstalling 0.7.3 through rpm -e make .8 work?


Sunday, January 18th 2004, 1:19am

Running rpm -e kopete-0.7.3 just hangs. It's not doing anything.



Sunday, January 18th 2004, 1:23am

what was the full filename of the rpm you used to install 0.7.3?


Sunday, January 18th 2004, 1:26am



Sunday, January 18th 2004, 1:34am

Ok, then try what I told you before, only do it like this:

rpm -e kopete-0.7.3-1

then try to run kopete