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i need help installing kde.. when i tryed to emerge kde all was fine untill it aborted when it couldnt get a download (i have no internet connection on that ...
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    Unhappy KDE help please


    i need help installing kde.. when i tryed to emerge kde all was fine untill it aborted when it couldnt get a download (i have no internet connection on that comp, and cannot have one) i have every kde 3.5.1 tar ball on:
    /mnt/cdrom/kde/

    i have looked for howto's and help files that could walk me through this, but i couldnt find any, the help files on kde's website wherent much help

    i need somebody to tell me the command(s) that will allow me to install kde from that directory wihout any internet connection or downloads

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    In /etc/make.conf, try setting:
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    DISTDIR=/mnt/cdrom/kde

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    Unhappy

    i tryed setting the DISTDIR to the folder on the cd but when i type
    #emerge kde
    #emerge kdebase kdegames etc...

    it always trys to go on the net..
    maybe i have to un tar them to the root drive? but i have no idea how to copy to there

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    Look in your /etc/make.conf file, and make sure that there aren't any online mirrors in there. Just your cdrom.
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    there are no websites/urls in it

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    The .tar.gz files are in the /mnt/cdrom/kde directory, and not a subdirectory?

    Also, are these files named exactly as the ebuild expects to find them? Check the ebuild file for the exact name. Also, make sure the version is appended (i.e. somepackage-3.5.tar.gz).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    The .tar.gz files are in the /mnt/cdrom/kde directory, and not a subdirectory?

    Also, are these files named exactly as the ebuild expects to find them? Check the ebuild file for the exact name. Also, make sure the version is appended (i.e. somepackage-3.5.tar.gz).
    the files where: /mnt/cdrom/kde/kdebase-3.5.1.tar.bz2
    the files now: /mnt/cdrom/kdebase-3.5.0.tar.bz2

    i have them extracted to /root/mydist
    i set make.conf DISTFILES=/root/mydistfiles

    but i cant emerge them, i've run out of ideas a few times
    is it even possible to install kde without internet connected to the box?

    if you know a way post it in detail and i will reformat if i have to

    HOW DID YOU INSTALL KDE??

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    Have you teied the "-k" option?
    This from "man emerge"
    Code:
    --usepkg (-k)
                  Tells emerge to use binary packages (from $PKGDIR) if  they  are
                  available,  thus possibly avoiding some time-consuming compiles.
                  This  option  is  useful  for  CD  installs;  you   can   export
                  PKGDIR=/mnt/cdrom/packages  and  then  use  this  option to have
                  emerge "pull" binary packages from the CD in  order  to  satisfy
                  dependencies.
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    try to just copy the files to:

    /usr/portage/distfiles

    then emerge
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    to copy the files you need to now cd drive mount point it is most likely /mnt/cdrom


    so

    Code:
    as root: mount /mnt/cdrom
    
    (if the only files on the cd are the kde one's just)
    
    cp /mnt/cdrom/* /usr/portage/distfiles
    
    emerge "whatever it is...I think kde-base but look at gentoo kde-split e-builds guide"

    As a side not...in your pm to me you said you are to new to now how to copy files. Maybe gentoo is not the distro for you. You should probably get something like a full version of suse or fc4 that already comes with X, kde, gnome, and all other necessary programs so you don't need to use internet connection to do basic things and then practice the command line in a working environment. Just an idea.
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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