KDE2 INSTALL on COL2.4
These are collated notes from Kantoine, Myles, Mike Andrew Ric Ferario (sp)
The order of loading the packages is as follows
then the rest
The use of the --force --nodeps option to rpm is not encouraged. However, it works without pain. The above order-install will, for the most part, prevent your need to use these two options. There are some few packages in each library which need --nodeps.
this is the important one because it affects your currently personalised settings. Nothing to be alarmed about, you can safely over-install. If you want to check your presonalised settings first, use kpackage test option to see which files are affected and take steps to preserve the few that are important to you. If you don't know what the files listed are, they aren't important to you.
xanim is broken, period. it is only available if LTP glibc
libraries have been installed.
Kmail is broken for many users, reasons currently unknown but libc.so.6.(GLIBC_2_2) is suspected.
Kmail can be fixed by a total recompile of the complete kde2 source.
Kmail can be patched to use the older kde1 as foillows
mv kmail oblivion
ln -s /opt/kde/bin/kmail kmail
OR.. (Pam Roberts update of 28 Oct) You can do the following (as root)
ln -s /usr/lib/libmimelib.so.1.0.1 libmimelib.so
ln -s /usr/lib/libmimelib.so.1.0.1 libmimelib.so.1
KMail Addressbook conversion
From Mike Andrew:
The address book from kde1 is not imported. do this:
~/.kde/share/apps/kmail/addressbook -> ~/.kde2/share/apps/kmail/addressbook
Here's what I did so that I always have the same mail setup whether logged
in as root or as myself:
Put symlinks in root thusly:
/root/mail -> /home/michael/mail
/root/.kde/share//config/kmailrc -> /home/michael/.kde/share/config/kmailrc
/root/.kde2/share/config/kmailrc -> /home/michael/.kde/share/config/kmailrc
(Note that the last 2 point to the same kmailrc file)
Now I don't have 2 sets of mail folders, settings and such
causing me confusion or to have to switch back & forth alot.