"Fixing" RedHat

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Sun Sep 21 18:03:48 BST 2003

Matt WIlliams wrote:
> Hey all,
> I've read that RedHat ships a maimed version of KDE (and many other 
> things). Today I downloaded 3.1.4 RPMs from a KDE mirror. After 
> uninstalling three or four packages to get qt/qt-devel installed, I got 
> the new KDE RPMs installed.
> When I go to Control Center and look at the version, it reports 
> "3.1.4-0.9x.1 Red Hat". Doh! It doesn't look like it's all "fixed".
> Have I "fixed" KDE on RedHat? If not, I'm tempted to get my Slack CD 
> back out and install from that... any recommendations on how to get KDE 
> 3.1.4 binaries?

The RedHat distos (starting with 8.0) have mangled various other packages, 
so you need a RedHat specific RPM set for it to work.

I don't know where the RPMs at:


come from.  But, you can also use the standard "unofficial" ones at:


These should basically be the same as if you built from source.




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