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 Quick Question
I just installed RedHat 6.2 on a Pentium Pro 200 INTEL machine with 96 megs
of RAM. I chose during install to put the 'Server' installation on the
system. Now I would like to install KDE. What can I do to install it the
easiest. I am new to linux, but I know some of the commands and am very
familiar with DOS commands and knowledgeable in all versions of Windows. I
want to learn Linux, and this is where I start. Can someone give me the
quick and dirty to get it installed. BTW the CDROM is mounted as /mdv/cdrom
and I have tried rpm -i kde*.rpm and get an error about dependencies. What
am I missing ?

Thanks
Nick, MCSE



 Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT   
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Dependencies error means some needed packages were not found.
I guess you may have some packages missing or libraries not installed on your
system.
Have a look at the KDE website:
                                                    http://www.kde.org
there you can find information on all the rpm packages needed for KDE to
install and run and the order in which they should be installed. Also you can
download there the latest releases of those packages.
Regards.


 Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT   
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Depending how much work you've put into your fresh install and what you
plan on using your computer for, you may want to re-install 6.2 and choose
'custom' instead of 'server'.  That will save you the headaches of
tracking down all the dependencies.  You can then choose the packages
you want and it will load in all of the necessary files.  My $0.02.

-John



 Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT   
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instead of using rpm -i blah.rpm, use rpm -ivh blah.rpm
the 'h' generates hash marks to show the installation progress, and
the 'v' switches on the verbose mode, so that you can see the dependancy
methods.
with installing something as big as kde, you might want to pipe the output
to a file to see any errors

rpm -ivh kde*.rpm > error.log

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