KDE - supported?

LaMont Jones lamont at mmjgroup.com
Fri Sep 17 14:55:04 UTC 2004

On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 04:44:15PM +0200, Christoph Wiesen wrote:
> As far as I can tell it seems that KDE would be installable via apt without 
> changing something in the sources.list - ok for advanced users, but as most 
> who'd be given this CD by me are coming freshly from Windows it wouldn't be 
> very obvious to those how to get a more friendly yet powerfull DE - GNOME 
> wouldn't appeal to most of them.

kde is in universe.  In turn, this means that (1) it's not on the CD,
and (2) it requires changing sources.list to get it.  The additional
issue right now is that much of kde is failing to build from source, or
(build-)depends on something that fails to build from source.  I am in
the process of working through the kde packages in my spare time to get
to the point where you can 'apt-get install kde' on (at minimum) a warty
i386 machine with universe added to sources.list.


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