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Allan McRae 12-17-2010 05:42 AM

howto tease and install of kdemod3 from the old packages?
 
On 17/12/10 16:32, David C. Rankin wrote:

So, what says the brain trust? Possible? Not Possible?


The only sane way to do this is to find the original PKGBUILDs, updated
their dependencies to what is currently in Arch (or provide packages for
the old library versions they need) and rebuild the packages.


Or just accept that no-one cares enough about kde3 to continue making
packages for it and move on...


Allan

"David C. Rankin" 12-17-2010 05:59 AM

howto tease and install of kdemod3 from the old packages?
 
On 12/17/2010 12:42 AM, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 17/12/10 16:32, David C. Rankin wrote:
>> So, what says the brain trust? Possible? Not Possible?
>
> The only sane way to do this is to find the original PKGBUILDs, updated their
> dependencies to what is currently in Arch (or provide packages for the old
> library versions they need) and rebuild the packages.
>
> Or just accept that no-one cares enough about kde3 to continue making packages
> for it and move on...
>
> Allan
>

Ah hah! Got it!

The key is to just install the old dependencies first:

pacman -U libxxf86misc-1.0.2-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz
xf86miscproto-0.9.2-2-i686.pkg.tar.gz

Then just:

pacman -Sy kdemod3-complete
<snip>
(315/316) installing kdemod3-tools
[#####################################] 100%
(316/316) installing kdemod3-ui-kdemod
[#####################################] 100%

Then just build and install the following from AUR

poppler-qt3
libpng
libjpeg

Then install kdemod3-kdegraphics-kpdf

Done :-)

Linux has always been about choice. Where Linux desktops are concerned, I have
never found more logically thought out, efficient interface that provides the
usable tools to just 'get the job done' than kde3. I judge an interface by the
attention to detail the designers took in making sure the desktop was (1) usable
and (2) efficient (requiring the minimum number of key clicks or mouse inputs to
carry out an operation on well designed dialogs). KDE3 got it right, fluxbox is
my 2nd choice, but obviously it doesn't have the base application set that comes
with it. So at present, the best compromise I have found in the post kde3 world
is to install kde3 and then use fluxbox as the wm with all kde3 apps there for
use. It provides a very elegant solution -- until I can figure out how to make
PKGBUILDs for Trinity :p


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