FC3: Deleting Temporary files

If there are temporary files located in the /tmp directory, then as root : fixfiles relabel; reboot will delete the “files” FC finds in the tmp directory and relabels what it wants to, followed by a reboot.

Yet another method can be as root : yum clean all

My Bash Environmental Variables

chitlesh(Bash)[1]$echo $PS1


chitlesh(Bash)[1]$echo $PROMPT_COMMAND

echo -ne “33]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME%%.*}:${PWD/#$HOME/~}07”

FC3: KInstaller Making Linux simple

KInstaller is an application to simplify the compilation and installation of KDE programs shipped as tar packages. In fact KInstaller is an easy to use graphical frontend to the ‘configure; make; make install’ steps.


C++ preprocessor error

Problem: configure: error: C++ preprocessor “/lib/cpp” fails sanity check
# yum install gcc-c++

KDE: QT error

Problem: configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.2)
Solution: # yum install qt-devel

KDE: missing headers


checking for KDE… configure: error:
in the prefix, you’ve chosen, are no KDE headers installed. This will fail.
So, check this please and use another prefix!

Solution: #yum install kdelibs-devel

FC3: upgrade KDE 3.4.1 via apt-get

For updating Kde to 3.4.1 via apt or synaptic.
#gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add these lines

rpm ftp://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/ kde-redhat/fedora/3 stable testing
rpm ftp://apt.uk.kde-redhat.org/pub/apt/ kde-redhat/fedora/3 stable testing
rpm ftp://apt.us.kde-redhat.org/linux/kde-redhat/apt/ kde-redhat/fedora/3 stable testing


# rpm –import http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/gpg-pubkey-ff6382fa-3e1ab2ca
# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade

Now you have the kdebase 3.4 for fc3

FC3: gtk


/home/chitlesh/.kde/share/config/gtkrc:37: error: unexpected identifier `gtk-alternative-button-order’, expected keyword – e.g. `style’

solved by

$ rm ~/.kde/share/config/gtkrc