[kde-solaris] KDE on Solaris Website

Stefan Teleman stefan.teleman at gmail.com
Fri May 8 20:06:07 CEST 2009

Try the install-kde script from here:


or here:




On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 14:37, Thomas Thym <ungethym at mevin.net> wrote:
> Thanks for trying KDE on Solaris.
> There is a special maining list for KDE on Solaris: kde-solaris at mail.kde.org
> I forwarded your mail to that list.
> Feel free to subscribe to the mailing list here: https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-solaris
> Cheers,
> Thomas
> Am Dienstag 28 April 2009 22:13:01 schrieb DRWoeltje at stkate.edu:
>> Yes, I'm trying to get KDE installed on Solaris 10 x86. I'm trying to
>> follow the instructions, but I'm running into problems.
>> With a fresh install of Solaris 10 x86, running as a guest OS in VMware
>> Workstation 6.5, I downloaded the first file KDEkderequired-343.tar.bz2. I
>> bunziped it, untarred it, and ran the pkgadd. But a number of parts of the
>> install failed and they scrolled across the terminal window so fast that I
>> couldn't catch what all of them were. The only one I caught was the last
>> one; openldap. I'm wondering why KDE needs openldap? I certainly don't
>> need openldap for my system. I don't know what else failed. At the end of
>> the install, the pkgadd returned that it had partially failed. The
>> openldap portion failed because of invalid attributes; it was trying to
>> find a group called ldap (which doesn't exist) and a user called cyrus
>> (which also doesn't exist).
>> If I finally get past getting all of the required files installed and then
>> the distro files installed, I still have an issue regarding the language
>> files. Which file do I need to download and install? The ONLY language I
>> want is U.S. English and UTF-8 (C Posix?). I don't need any other
>> languages than UTF-8 and any other U.S. English language files. I don't
>> need all those foreign language files. But I can't find a list that tells
>> what the file name, of each language file, equates to.
>> I could use a little assistance. And while I'm at it, since some of you
>> are Sr. Software Developers at Sun, maybe you can tell me why my Solaris
>> 10, running as a VMware guest OS, won't recognize when I do a CD change. I
>> can even shut Solaris down, close the VMware software completely, reopen
>> the VMware software, reboot Solaris 10, login, access the CD-Rom drive and
>> it still shows the incorrect media (media that is no longer in the drive).
>> Or maybe you can point me to the person (or persons) that can answer that
>> question.
>> Don Woeltje, CISSP
>> Information Security Analyst
>> College of St. Catherine
>> Computing Services Department
>> 2004 Randolph, Mailstop #F-34
>> St. Paul, MN 55105
>> 651-690-6007
>> drwoeltje at stkate.edu
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