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New Red Hat RPMS for KDE 1.1 available

Feb 25, 1999, 14:41 (1 Talkback[s])

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Dear KDE Enthusiasts,

thanks to the excellent work of the KDE Packager Team I am proud to announce the availability of new improved binary RPM packages for RedHat at

They will be firstly available from

currently available:

  • RedHat 5.1/5.2 for i386 and alpha architectures. ("rh5x" rpms)
  • RedHat 5.0 (compiled with egcs) for i386 ("rh50egcs" rpms)
  • RedHat 4.2 for i386 ("rh42" rpms)

Installation problems with the initial KDE-1.1 "rh5x" i386 rpms have been corrected.

KDE optional applications are available as indidividual RPM packages, but can also be found in one large "kde-applications-1.1" RPM package (~9MB) which is just an outer container for the individual RPM's. This format may be more convenient for some users.

Revised installation scripts and docs are provided by a new package:

The other packages are:
kdesupport, kdelibs, kdebase, kde-applications.

All packages except kde-installer are relocatable (can be installed to locations other than /opt/kde , if desired.). This option is offered by the installation script.

Please send failure/success messages to

-- martin