Subject: Re: KDE2 question
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/12/2001 11:46:11
Thanks indeed for the link!
That was what I kind of figured but being new to BSDs is general 
makes me ask lots of questions.  I just wish there were a decent 
book on NetBSD.  There are a few on FreeBSD but I think there are 
enough differences between the two that I might get a bit confused. 
 Perhaps I am wrong.
Thanks, again, for the answer.

On 12 Feb 01, at 9:30, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> On Sun, 11 Feb 2001, TODD WITTER wrote:
> > I do know that it is a bit incomplete in it's current state (for BSDs), I 
> > see that kdebase2.0 and its counterparts are available for 
> > download, not from NetBSD, but from both OpenBSD and FreeBSD.
> > 
> > Is it possible to use pkg_add to grab those binaries for my NetBSD 
> > system or will it break because they came from either the Open or 
> > Free ftp sites?
> I believe that the packages have different formats. Also, the
> prerequisites package names may be different.
> You could grab the package source for these though and try to implement
> the ideas (from the patches and Makefiles).
> I successfully installed and used KDE2 under NetBSD 1.5 (i386) using the
> pkgsrc from Nick Hudson's webpage
>    Jeremy C. Reed

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