install impossible!

Henri Girard girardhenri at
Fri Apr 16 07:42:03 CEST 2004

Hi :)
I have done the way you suggested... Just a small detail it takes lot of
time and as I read there is a more convenient way of doing it I try...
Well, without being nasty, if this way doesn't work don't suggest it
(install from kde-cygwin)... Because before (last year) i think it was
working properly so I had confidence it was still working fine nowadays...
Maybe we have been used too much to a nice installer without any problems
which isn't the case nowaday :) lol
But i am blaming anybody... If i can use kde-cygwin I am pleased if I can't
i am a bit frustrated as long as i can't use linux anymore ! lol
I think you do a real good job and any way thanks for it :)
Kind regards

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alvyn Liang" <sacch.liang at>
To: "For developers interested in porting KDE to Windows using Cygwin"
<kde-cygwin at>
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: install impossible!

> I succesfully installed a full KDE / QT3 package following the direction
of the threads and Ralf's comments.
> Here I quote my experience.
> First you have to follow the page
to finish the installation of KDE in cygwin. Choose the
> current package is enough. Download the contents before you install them.
Full package will take you more time to download the whole
> thing. You are encouraged to constantly check setup.log /setup.log.full
under the cygwin download folder. If there is anything
> happened to be lost. Follow the page , click on the  kde-cygwin
download area to
> there you will be able to find the missing links. Download the missing
part to your download folder. Once you are sure all the parts
> are completed you can start to install.
> Second step is to install QT3 through, click on Compiling to access
> Again, follow the pace of this page to install QT3. You should be fine.
> If you want the support of OpenGL please have a look at this thread ..
> Knock off what is not required on the file and configure.
> But I think if you had followed the QT3 page of installation just tune the
9th point
>  echo yes | ./configure -platform
cygwin-g++ -fast -plugin-imgfmt-mng -thread -no-stl \
>        -qt-zlib -qt-gif -qt-libpng -qt-libjpeg -qt-libmng -no-g++-exceptio
ns -no-xft -no-xkb \
>        -disable-opengl -prefix /opt/qt/3.2
> to
>  echo yes | ./configure -platform
cygwin-g++ -fast -plugin-imgfmt-mng -thread -no-stl \
>        -qt-zlib -qt-gif -qt-libpng -qt-libjpeg -qt-libmng -no-g++-exceptio
ns -no-xft -no-xkb \
>        -prefix /opt/qt/3.2
> It will work then....
> /////////////////////////////////////////////
> wish this can help some of you...
> ////////////////////////////////////////////
> It's fair to say maintaing this list is not quite easy especially if you
have your won work to do. This is why all the GNU websites
> requires more hands to help on the documentation and forum maintaining.
But, unfrotunately not all ppl can be qualified to do this
> kind of work. Last two weeks, I followed some of the threads on this list
and thought about many questions to ask myself. Such as
> "Have I done enough to access this list, at least to boost the knowledge
of myself.", "Was there any answer already there for
> reference." Finally I fixed many problems myself, by trial and error.
> After all the effort myself, I was thinking to help the list, but I don't
think I have much time to donate at the moment, because I
> am doing a PhD research and my course is nearly end. Personally I am very
appreciated that Ralf and many others has worked on Free
> Software Foundation for all of us.
> ----- Original Message -----
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > > On Wednesday 14 April 2004 04:32, Robin Fairey wrote:
> > > > I'm attempting to install KDE for my copy of cygwin - the windows
> > > > is not available, the cygwin netinstaller fails half way through
> > > downloading,
> > >
> > > If the download breaks while downloading a kde or qt package, this
should be
> > > fixed now. There was a performance problem with the used sourceforge
> > > (, now we have switched over to, which
> > > much faster.
> > >
> > > > and the first wget in the manual unpack instrucions gets a
> > > > refusal of connection.
> > >
> > > We can't help you, if you don't provide more informations.
> > >
> > > > I am running winXP, and cygwin on its own works just fine.
> > > >
> > > > How can I proceed!??!
> > >
> > > Ralf
> >
> >     You know, I'm no longer able to resist commenting...For the last
couple of months I've been following this list, hoping to
> learn from the example of others, because I frankly have little experience
with cygwin, and none with KDE. I originally installed
> cygwin alone, then became intrigued with the IDEA of KDE-cygwin, and
attempted a fuller install from your site. The KDE portion has
> never worked and my problems have mirrored those of other writers making
inquiries to the list. I have tried reinstalling numerous
> times, as well as attempting some of the "fixes" you have suggested to
others. Each attempt has led to frustrating failure. But now
> I think I've come up with a solution.
> >     The idea that I have just begun to grasp is this: KDE-cygwin is just
a poor attempt to emulate Linux in the Windows
> environment, so why not just install Linux? Of course, for the time being
it will have to be dual-boot, but at least I'll actually
> have access to some of the things I want to work with. I know that no one
charged me for KDE-cygwin's use, so in that sense I got my
> money's worth. What I can't afford is all the time I've spent "beating a
dead horse".
> >     One last thing, Ralf. You need to work on your technique of
"support". As a former tech support person myself, I know that it
> doesn't help to begin the conversation with, "What did you do to cause
this problem?" Relax and listen, don't be defensive, and
> maybe you'll get a sense of what is wrong. Well, it's been an
> >
Harold Marshall
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