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    Ask DP: KDE2 in Potato, how?
    Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 14, 2000 – 11:47
    I recently decided to dive into KDE2, I used it with another woody box, and my friends Mandrake 7.2 Box. Im running potato, i like my stability and dont want to upgrade to woody. kde.org has .debs for potato and without any documentation i proceeded to install all of them with dpkg -i *.deb. Bad Idea ;), libmng isnt in potato at all and its required by kde2 and all of its lil buddys, it isnt included in the debs provided by kde. And the woody deb of libmng requires a new libc6, what should a potato user like me do to get kde2 up an running? compiling from the source is NOT an option, i dont think you want to sit and compile like 40 packages on my schedual.

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    Subject: Re: Ask DP: KDE2 in Potato, how?
    Author: tix64
    Date: Tuesday, 2000/11/14 – 12:32
    well, it’s fairly easy. the maintainer of kde2 (rkrusty) has put up an apt-gettable archive for potato. just put the following line in your /etc/apt/sources.list

    deb ftp://kde.tdyc.com/pub/kde/debian potato kde2

    then do apt-get update and apt-get install task-kde or install only the packages you need. rkrusty has done great work with the splitting of the kde-packages.


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    Subject: Re: Ask DP: KDE2 in Potato, how?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2001/04/03 – 02:15
    Thankyou, I have been struggling with Linux Magazine issue 4 Jan 2000, which has the debs but not things like libmng.


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    Subject: Re: Ask DP: KDE2 in Potato, how?
    Author: Lennie
    Date: Friday, 2000/11/17 – 23:13
    Could you please add a list of the mirrors next time 🙂

    deb http://kde.rap.ucar.edu potato kde2
    Mirrored: weekly Location: Boulder, CO. USA
    deb ftp://ftp.linux.ee/pub/kde.tdyc.com/debian/ potato kde2
    Mirrored: ?? Location: ??

    I personally also seem to have a different mirror in my apt/sources

    deb ftp://sunsite.tut.fi/pub/Mirror/debian/ruins.tdyc.com/pub stable kde2 contrib

    I have that one before the mainsite, anything that is on the mirror will be downloaded from the mirror, really up to date things will be downloaded directly from the mainsite.

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    Subject: Re: Ask DP: KDE2 in Potato, how?
    Author: firehawk
    Date: Wednesday, 2000/11/15 – 03:10
    This didn’t quite work for me on my potato system. When I did apt-get install task-kde, I got the Sorry, broken packages error message. I first had to do:

      apt-get install kdebase

    and then

      apt-get install task-kde

    Just thought I would point that out for others who may be running into the same thing.

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    Subject: Re: Ask DP: KDE2 in Potato, how?
    Author: acidos
    Date: Thursday, 2000/11/16 – 14:24
    I’ve had better luck going through ‘dselect’ and selecting my ‘task-kde’ and ‘task-koffice’ packages. For some reason, if it you don’t have some miscellaneous dependencies installed, apt-get just won’t even bother — and usually spits out some unique garbage that is barely helpful.
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    Subject: Re: Ask DP: KDE2 in Potato, how?
    Author: king_
    Date: Tuesday, 2000/11/14 – 20:36
    thanks bro, i was the one who had submitted that question and i appreciate the quick responce. I was gunna go to the mailing lists because i didnt think the question would be posted…
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