KDE 3.1 RPM:s for Red Hat?
em at kadison.com
Mon Feb 3 06:29:33 GMT 2003
What about RPMs for those of us who are still using RH 7.3?
On Sat, 01 Feb 2003 16:01:33 -0600
Andreas Pour <pour at mieterra.com> wrote:
> I do not know if you will find RedHat rpms. I considered making them but in
> light of the changes RH has made to KDE (see e.g.
> http://www.mosfet.org/noredhat.html and http://www.mosfet.org/rh-rebuttal.html)
> it is a non-trivial matter. You have to port KDE to RH 8.0, b/c RH does not
> follow standards and essentially "forks" open source projects by making
> incompatible modifications in "secret" (i.e., outside the projects' CVS tree and
> without the projects' knowledge).
> If you want to support that type of behavior, then support RH. If not, use
> another distro that works with the Open Source community, rather than against
> them, or tell RH you would like them to change their practices.
> Andreas Karlsson wrote:
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> > Hi,
> > Ok, I probably know the answer but I will give it a try anyway. Are
> > there any unofficial KDE 3.1 RPM:s for RedHat? I've searched the web and
> > looked through all possible sources (ftp:s etc) but have failed to find
> > any.
> > The only one I have found was the once that RedHat have in their Rawhide
> > branch. I downloaded them but they failed dependencies. I do not want to
> > upgrade every package to the Rawhide branch.
> > I have not tried to download the Rawhide source-rpms yet. But I have
> > tried to compile KDE 3.1 from source (via konstruct). I got it to work
> > but couldn't enable AntiAliased fonts. Later I read that there was a
> > known problem with KDE 3.1 and Red Hat 8.0. I guess RedHat will make it
> > all shiny and nice in the 8.1 release, but I would like to upgrade now.
> > Is my really last option to download the source (manually, without
> > konstruct) and do it "the hard way"? Yes, I am lazy, so hit me with a
> > stick. :)
> > No, I do not consider changing distro. I am quite pleased with RedHat
> > (even though I disagree with their favouring of Gnome).
> > Best regards,
> > Andreas Karlsson
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