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Install Konqueror and Rekonq

Postby cranfan on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:00 am

I downloaded Linux Mint 13 Mate and KDE versions.

This is my first experience of Linux. Before making a full installation I am exploring them from the DVD.

I want to install Konqueror and Rekonq. In both instances and with Mate or KDE if I try to install them from the Community Repository I am failing with "Some of the packages could not be retrieved from the server".

Please could somebody offer some guidance on this. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Install Konqueror and Rekonq

Postby zerozero on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:20 am

cranfan wrote:try to install them from the Community Repository
can you please explain this a bit better? exactly from here and how are you trying to install those 2 app?

they are both available in the repos so the only thing you need to do is open synaptic, do a search for them and mark to install.
though be aware that because there's a backlog of updates for maya at this moment you should first of all update your system: there's a little shield in the panel, click on it, enter your p/w and let it do its job; after that the installation of those app should easy.

trying to do all of this in a live-session, dunno :shock:
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Re: Install Konqueror and Rekonq

Postby cranfan on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:48 am

zero zero, thanks very much for the feedback.

I don't have it running at the moment but I marked them to install (as you describe, I think), after that all the required uploads were listed and I ran the process, but before it completed --- "Some of the packages could not be retrieved from the server".

I don't have the maya updates you mention, is that crucial?

Maybe I should do the full install, run the maya updates and try again.

The only thing is I want to have Konqueror in order to test a website, do I need to go with the KDE version, I probably prefer Mate from my limited experience so far?
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Re: Install Konqueror and Rekonq

Postby zerozero on Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:08 am

i believe that those updates here are the key: between the release of maya (so, the point where you are in the live-DVD/USB without doing any updates) until now a lot changed (if memory serves me well even a kde upgrade in the meantime): when you try to install konqueror apt looks for lib that aren't anymore in the server because we moved to newer versions.

shortly: yes, upgrade is crucial.

as for going with mate or kde it really doesn't matter in the end of the day: apt will pull the required dependencies (they will be a lot more if you start from mate of course) and then it's a question of integration (not only visual but also): QT app don't look as hot in a gtk environment (and the opposite is also true).
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Re: Install Konqueror and Rekonq

Postby cranfan on Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:09 am

Thanks again.

I will try applying the maya updates from the live DVD first. See how it goes.
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