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Old 27th April 2009, 11:53 AM
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Fedora 10 - How to install KDE - step-by-step guide needed

I understand that I am asking a quite stupid question, but:

I have installed Fedora on my hard disk
and have installation DVD with system packages.
I have no configured internet connection because of my modem -
I hope I will configure it later or will by a new hardware modem
(I have a so-called Winmoded)
I have copied all the packages on my hard disk so
I need only to select and install needed packages
from this directory.
The main problem with yum - that I did not understand
how make it find dependencies between needed packages
(maybe it uses an Internet database?) - so I can't
write install command for all the packages I need for KDE.

I read manual pages for yum and have understood only
that I should use the localinstall method.
If anyone can please help me with selecting KDE packages
and all dependent packages from packages in Fedora Packages directory
- the problem is with command syntax as I have said.

I tried
yum install @kde-desktop
from Fedora howtos but it does not work -
maybe it requires additional configuration files or
Internet connection.

Also I remember that system installer asked for package groups
and resolved dependencies when I installed the system from DVD,
but I do not wish to reinstall the whole
system for only adding one package group Maybe there is a way of
running this installer on installed system in upgrade mode? -
The command name for this installer is needed.

So please help me with the system installer or yum syntax
for selecting KDE packages.
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Old 27th April 2009, 01:47 PM
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I've never used yum to pull from the install DVD - search elsewhere for that, but once that's solved use

yum groupinstall "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"

to pull in the KDE packages.

If you can't get yum to work, you can always brute force it.

rpm -ivh kdebase*

check for dependencies and keep adding packages to the line above till it is happy with all dependencies and installs. Look at anything starting with kde, but also kdm if you want the KDE login screen, arts, akonadi, phonon, and I'm sure a few I'm forgetting.

A rpm -ivh kde* will probably get you more packages than you want (the devel packages for example) but will solve most dependencies for you without a hunt and peck.

You should be aware, however, that the KDE version on the DVD was 4.0. It was not yet ready for prime time. They are now shipping 4.2.2 via updates and still don't have 100% of the bugs squashed, particularly with kmail/imap. So if you're going to install KDE do yourself a favor and pull down the updates to install from.
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Old 28th April 2009, 09:43 AM
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Thank you. I have understood. I will try.
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