[kde-solaris] Install experience with SPARC KDE 3.4.1
lars.tunkrans at bredband.net
Mon Jul 18 20:59:35 CEST 2005
Well it was a while since I wrote anything on this list....
Today I installed the latest sun -studio10 port of kde3.4.1 on a
Sunblade 1500 ( 1 GHz USIIIi )
Solaris was Solaris-11 Nevada-B16 which you can download from the
The things I reflected on as I did the installation was the following:
1. I would be happier if the packages was distributed in
the present Pkg-filesystem format is really for CD/DVD
Instead of doing a "tar cvf " and bzip2 of the
finished package ,
how about doing a " pkgtrans -s " and bzip2 ?
That would make the package directly installable after
bunzip2-ing and there is
no need to expand the packages to a million files before
As it is now , du(1) reports 3.724525 GB s the total size
of the bunzip2ed and untarred distro.
That will be a problem on U5's and U10's and SB100 's that
used to have disks no bigger than 15 GB
USING PKG-Stream format will slash that figure in half.
2. I needed to copy my /opt/SUNWspro/lib/libsunmath.so.1 to
This was a spanking new solaris & studio 10 installation
and libsunmath had not
been copied to /usr/lib for any other reason previous to the
Studio 10 directories was not otherwise in the PATH for the
3. I ran into the previously described problem with the Locales I
sv_SE.ISO8859-1 or en_US.ISO8859-1 .
copying the file Xresources.KDE-3.4.1-32 to
worked for me as well.
I will need to work at this a bit as konsoles started under
KDE complains on locales......
4. After I enabled antialiased fonts the screen looks very nice.
The initial impression of the KDE screen is "oahhh the fonts
looks 10 years old & ugly "
I realize the amount of work put into this project as I built
KDE 3.1 from sources a few times 2 years ago..
Thank you Stefan.
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