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Re: kde and debian

Since you are new to Debian, I will add a bit more to what Thibaut said.

(1) Look carefully at www.debian.org for install instructions.  There is
great background material there to help you with Debian.  Also, O'Reilly has
an on-line book for Debian newbies.  It is dated, but still a big help.

(2) Like Thibaut, I also use dselect rather then apt-get.  But remember to
use the apt method for dselect!  That is the first dselect menu item.

(3) Once you have your /etc/apt/sources.list to your liking, (following
Thibaut's suggestion for KDE2, and the instructions at www.debian.org for
the rest of what you will need in /etc/apt/sources.list) then use the second
menu item under dselect to update your packages.  Who knows what versions of
the software that cheapbytes gave you?  But a package update (to potato
which most of us use here) and subsequent install (4th dselect menu item)
will bring you into conformance with potato.  If the 3rd menu item on
dselect shows you lots of local packages after such an update and install,
then it is possible that cheapbytes gave you something newer than potato
such as the testing=woody distribution of Debian.  I believe that will
also work fine with KDE2, but I have no personal experience yet.


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On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Thibaut Cousin wrote:

> Le Mercredi 17 Janvier 2001 17:03, paul taylor a écrit :
> > I installed debian 3 weeks ago and cannot get kde downloaded. I get a
> > broken package error message. Without kde linus is useless to me.
> > is there any place where I can get this?
> >
> > I am using apt-get install task-kde
> >
> > all I get is broken package
> >
> > I have the Cd from cheapbytes for kde. Is this menu driven?? can it be
> > installed without a manual??
>   You do not tell enough for us to help. What did you put in your 
> sources.list to get KDE packages ? You should have :
> 	deb http://kde.tdyc.com/debian potato main optional crypto
>   Moreover, do not install task-kde and task-kde-devel. The former is for 
> another version of KDE (the 2.1, not released yet) and shouldn't be there, 
> and the latter has a typo in its dependencies, so it cannot be installed.
>   You will have to select the kde packages one by one. Or go into dselect, 
> choose task-kde in order to have most KDE packages selected, and then 
> unchoose task-kde... Then do the same with task-kde-devel. As you prefer.
> -- 
> Thibaut Cousin
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