Questions about Centos-6

gene heskett gheskett at
Fri Nov 18 10:10:52 GMT 2011

On Friday, November 18, 2011 05:04:52 AM Duncan did opine:

> gene heskett posted on Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:05:08 -0500 as excerpted:
> > Specifically, how hard is it to install sth in the kde-4.6.5 range
> > onto Centos-6, 64 bit?
> I'm not a CentOS authority, but one of the big differences you're
> looking at is hal.  With kde 4.5 and previous, kde used hal.  With
> 4.6+, it uses udev/upower/udisks instead.
> Since late 4.5 (4.5.4 or 4.5.5) was really the first time I considered
> kde4 full-release worthy -- what SHOULD have been 4.0 (IMO previous
> versions were alpha quality thru 4.2, beta 4.3, rc 4.4), that's a very
> reasonable version to install for still hal-based systems.
> Actually, 4.6 had some unfortunate regressions early on, tho by 4.6.5
> they were generally fixed and/or had workarounds (one, I think triggered
> only if you have a panel configured for the top or left sides, still
> exists in 4.7, but there's known workarounds).  4.6 was in many ways a
> stability regression from 4.5, tho by 4.6.5 it was acceptable.  But for
> systems still using hal, 4.5 is definitely a far easier and better
> choice.

4.6.5 seems to be running well here.  Is there still a konstruct utility 
that was used back around kde-3 to download, build and install it?
Sortas bitchy because it did not account for all the deps before it started 
the build, so working around that meant it took 3 or 4 days, but the result 
was quite stable when done.  I haven't used it to do that for several years 
now, but would be willing to try it again.

Thanks Duncan.

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