[kde-linux] How do I install KDE 4.2.4 while removing KDE 3.5.10 from Slackware Linux?

Juan De Vincenzo juandevincenzo at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 05:16:43 UTC 2009

What version of Slackware are you running? I had the very same problem
some time ago with boost and it got solved by creating a symbolic link
within the /user/local/include/ directory like this:

#ln --symbolic /usr/local/include/boost_1_35_0/boost/ boost

See here for reference [1].

In regards to what would be the best way to move to KDE 4.2.4 in
Slackware, my recommendation would be to upgrade to current. I say
this because a couple of months ago I did install KDE 4.1 from source,
but got it working half way, being the main issue that when the
session got locked I couldn't get it back because it didn't recognized
the password. There is a troubleshooting guide for this on TachBase
but it didn't seem to work for Slackware. Then I asked on the main
Slackware forum and they said "move to current and you won't have
anymore issues", so I did and it works, with the advantage that with
this you'll get the latest and greatest, including for every update on
the KDE packages. See here for reference [2].

That is the best way to get a fully functional KDE 4 fast on
Slackware, but, I have to also say that installing from source was
great fun.

Hope this helps.


On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 1:56 AM, Benjamin Breen<jack.c0d3m0nk3y at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have hit serveral snags while trying to install from source. Mainly I've
> been having trouble keeping track of all the files I need to be able to
> build from source. I think I have all of the necessary files. These being
> KDE 4.2.4 Source files
> kdesupport from https://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport
> cmake 2.6.4
> Qt 4.5.2 from the Trolltech website
> Boost C++ libraries
> It keeps telling me I need the Boost C++ libraries even though I have
> already built & installed them
> Any help would be very much appreciated as I would like to switch over to
> KDE 4.2.4
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