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.comment: Putting KDE in Its Place - page 4

Why File Locations Matter

  • July 26, 2000
  • By Dennis E. Powell

Okay. The distributors have made their decision and you have made yours, and they're incompatible. Are you helpless? By no means. Here's how you can put your KDE where you want it, instead of where someone else, for reasons known only to them, wants it.

Go to ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/1.1.2/distribution/rpm/COL-2.3/i386/. This is the directory of KDE-1.1.2 packages for Caldera OpenLinux, which go into /opt. Download them.

All you need to do is uninstall your existing KDE RPMs, install the ones from the KDE website, and change your KDE environment, which in Red Hat is in /etc/profile.d/kde.sh. (It's a good idea to take a look at this file before you upgrade, just to make sure it is as advertised.)

Start KDE and life will be as it should be, and you will have control of which version or versions you have, now and forever.

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