Re: kde 3 on testing/unstable -- newbie query
From: Ross Boylan (RossBoylan_at_stanfordalumni.org)
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 11:19:22 -0800 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 04:13:29PM +0530, Dr. Sharukh K. R. Pavri. wrote:
> I am a newbie to debian (former RH user.) I have a set of woody CDs. I
> installed a base system, upgrade to testing using the go-woody script.
> I then installed X with apt-get install x-window-system. I now have a
> working X install with twm.
> I now want to install kde 3.1.4 (it's present in knoppix). I added the
> deb http://download.kde.org/stable/3.1.4/Debian stable main
> to /etc/apt/sources.list and ran apt-get update. Unfortunately when I run
> apt-get install kde I get the following errors:
> What am I doing wrong ? I really would like to start working with kde on
> my debian install.
I think the packages at kde.org are for woody, not later versions. At
any rate, the safest route is to follow the advice at
Note that KDE on testing or side currently will need a manual assist
to install properly; you need the libsensors referenced on the
preceding page. Also, if you stick strictly with testing, it may not
work. I know testing has a mix of KDE 2 and KDE 3 at the moment, and
it may be missing some KDE 3 packages.
Bottom line: even if your target is testing, it's best to use pull
from unstable using the pinning trick described on the wiki.
> any pointers would be welcome.
> ps: speaking of knoppix, the line for kde in sources.list is commented
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