Am I wasting my time with Red Hat?

Jeff Elkins jeffelkins at
Fri Mar 21 19:34:23 GMT 2003

On Friday 21 March 2003 6:42 am, Martin Thomas wrote:
>I have Red Hat 8.0 and I am teaching myself how to use the various
>tools and libraries, with a view to developing Linux software,
>probably for KDE. I would like to update to KDE 3.1, but note that
>according to the KDE web site, Red Hat are not supplying RPM files to
>do this.
>On top of this, Red Hat seem to have scattered the KDE files all over
>the place. There is no main KDE directory, so it is awkward to figure
>things out.

After using RH for years, I switched to Debian and am glad I did. However, I 
successfully bypassed RH's screwed-up KDE under 8.0 not installing it. I 
compiled my own QT/KDE to live in /opt. And btw, at least as a default, 
Debian does not isolate KDE in its own subdirectory either. Everything is 
dumped into /usr/bin, which I hate. Bottom line, you'll be happier if you 
just roll your own KDE.


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