KDE 3.1 & RedHat 8.0 & Beautiful Fonts

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This is intended for those who would like to install Kde 3.1 on RedHat 8.0 and use the Xft2 libs RedHat provides to make kde pretty.

Basically you can just proceed with the KDE 3.1 installation as normal but before you do that the tricks are in QT. This is also assuming you did *not* install KDE and QT related packages with RedHat.

1. Grab the qt-x11-free-3.1.1.tar.bz2 off of trolltech.com.
2. mv qt-x11-free-3.1.1.tar.bz2 /usr/local
3. mv qt-x11-free-3.1.1 qt
4. Set all the environmental variables per the qt installation section.
5. cd $QTDIR
6. edit $QTDIR/config.tests/x11/xfreetype.txt
7. Change line 40 to LIBS="Xft2"
8. Line 55 to LIBXFT="-l$F -lfreetype -lfontconfig"
9. Finally in $QTDIR run configure with the following:
./configure -system-zlib -qt-gif -system-libpng -system-libjpeg -plugin-imgfmt-mng -thread -no-stl -no-xinerama -no-g++-exceptions -xft -v -I/usr/include/Xft2
10. You will see Xft2 enabled in the configuration.
11. make
12. Walk away.
13. When its done, compile arts, kdelibs, kdebase, whatever else you want...

I hope this helps someone. The only real changes are to QT in that we tell it to use Xft2, tell it where it is, and configure with it enabled.
-maitre

Yaba

16 years ago

you made my day.

I have found nothing regarding this on the web by using google, but here on KDE-Look.org.

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maitre

16 years ago

there are no (to my knowledge) rpms for redhat 8. you're only avenue to kde 3.1 seems to build it from source - very easy though - look at kde.org on how to do it.
-maitre

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ra1n

16 years ago

it's ok compiling it,it's very easy, but there are the fuxxxng dependancies problems, if you compile it.
It should be possible to create the rpms with the same packages names of 3.0.5 copying the spec files from the previos version, i'll try(after the exams), waiting for official packages from kde.org

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soto

16 years ago

check: http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/

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shimmer

16 years ago

It should be possible to compile in XFt support for qt and use your rpm based KDE. Don't forget RPM looks at files as its dependancies. You might have to set the QT prefix to /usr and not /usr/local when you build though, as Thats where Redhat prefers you install software

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ilinski

16 years ago

Is there any way to get beautiful fonts if I have QT sources but not KDE ones? I have KDE3.1 in RPMs.

The system is RedHat 7.3.

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anopenscroll

16 years ago

Hmmm... pretty useful!

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