Installing the latest KDE with Red Hat Linux/Fedora

KDE 3.2.1 was released on 03/09/2004.

Installing KDE 3.2.1 with Fedora Core 1:

1. Download the KDE 3.2.1 RPMs from a mirror.

mkdir -p kde_3.2.1/i386 kde_3.2.1/noarch
cd kde_3.2.1/i386
wget ftp://download.uk.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/3.2.1/RedHat/Fedora/i386/*
cd ../noarch
wget ftp://download.uk.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/3.2.1/RedHat/Fedora/noarch/*

2. Exit KDE or your current desktop environment.

3. Install KDE 3.2.1. rpm's "freshen" flag will only update currently installed packages.

cd kde_3.2.1/i386
md5sum -c md5sume
rpm -Fvh *.rpm
cd ../noarch
md5sum -c md5sume
rpm -Fvh *.rpm

4. Start KDE.

Links:
The KDE for RedHat project
Quick Introduction to KDE 3.2 Installation


Older notes

The following instructions were used to install KDE 3.1 with Red Hat Linux 8.0. Although the KDE 3.1 RPMs are listed as "unstable/test," many users have had success running these packages.

1. Install apt from freshrpms.
rpm -Uvh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/psyche/apt/apt-0.5.5cnc4-fr2.i386.rpm

2. Add the following entries to /etc/apt/sources.list:
### RedHat 8.0
## Stable packages (required)
rpm     ftp://apt.unl.edu/apt/ 8.0 kde3 kde3-extras
## Unstable/test packages (optional)
rpm    ftp://apt.unl.edu/apt/ 8.0 kde3-test


3. Update the apt database.
apt-get update

4. Install KDE 3.1
apt-get install kde3 -y

5. Restart KDE to begin running KDE 3.1.

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