[CentOS] Re: KStars on CentOS 4.4?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Jul 27 16:59:50 UTC 2007

Lanny Marcus spake the following on 7/27/2007 6:29 AM:
> On 26 July 2007, Scott Silva wrote:
>> IF it is in Fedora 6, it might be available for Centos 5, or you might
>> be able to re-compile the src rpm.
> Scott: This is going to be a huge *LEARNING* experience for me! :-) Many
> *newbie* questions here:  Will it be better for me to get KStars only,
> from the KStars web site, which comes with a warning (see below), or
> from Fedora, which is much closer to CentOS? The problem is that it
> normally is inside the KDE Edutainment RPM and if I get it from Fedora,
> it will probably be inside that. If I get the KDE Edutainment SRC RPM
> from Fedora, which version of Fedora should I get it from for CentOS
> 4.4? (You wrote FC6 for CentOS 5). The kdeedu RPM is not on the CentOS
> 4.4 DVD. I'm assuming it's not on the CentOS 5.0 DVD, but I don't have
> that yet. If I'm able to make an RPM for KStars only, I would not plan
> to install kdeedu later. However, I suspect there may be dependency
> issues, with other KDE stuff, etc.  There is *no* way I will be able to
> get my wife to use CentOS on her box, if she cannot use KStars! Even my
> 6 year old daughter wanted to use KStars last night, so her box is
> another demanding KStars user.     TIA,  Lanny in Colombia
There is a KDE repo for use with yum, but it will change things. For a desktop
it should be OK.


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