[kde-linux] Theme make install error

Dave Gutteridge dave at tokyocomedy.com
Sun Aug 14 12:13:58 UTC 2005

    Because the squeeky wheel gets the grease, I'm reposting my problem. 
I've had no luck getting any response on a number of lists. I'm not sure 
if this indicates something fundamentally uninteresting about my 
question, or the way I've asked it. But I have tried in vaid to find 
answers on the web, and I'm still stuck without the ability to install a 

    Sorry for troubling you all again. But I hope someone can either let 
me know what to do or point me to a definitive resource with answers.

    Thank you.


>I hope this is the correct place to address this question. Please 
>redirect me if it is not.
>I have KDE 3.4 on CentOS (equal to Red Hat Enterprise 4).
>My ambition is to simply install a theme. There are lots of themes I 
>have tried installing from the "kde-look" web site. However, I encounter 
>the same error with all of them.
>I download the theme from the "kde-look.org" web site, and run the 
>configure command, and get:
>Good - your configure finished. Start make now
>But then running make gets me a whole slew of errors. For example:
>thinkeramik.cpp:1556: error: `KDecorationFactory' undeclared (first use 
>this function)
>make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
>make: *** [all] Error 2
>Those are just some of the errors that output.
>Of course, I searched Google, the KDE forums, and the archives of this 
>list for possible solutions. I should mention that searching the forums 
>just gives a MySQL error, so if the answer is there, I couldn't access it.
>What I did discover in my search for solutions was that I could down an 
>RPM of the theme and install it that way. I downloaded the thinkeramik 
>RPM here:
>It seems to have installed okay, and I have the following files:
>[root at localhost thinkeramik-3.2.1]# rpm -ql thinkeramik
>But then I go to the theme manager in the Control Center, and it's not 
>available in my list of themes, nor can I load it by going to any of the 
>directories where the theme files are located.
>So my question is simple: How do I get a theme to install?

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