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Re: Additionals directory

> Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 22:50:29 -0500
> From: Kevin Forge <forgeltd@usa.net>
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> jfm2@club-internet.fr wrote:
> > 
> > It was unfortunate that while this distribution claims paying
> > attention to the problems of Linux home users we didn't ship a
> > configurator for PPP, nor a cron for boxes powered off when nobody is
> > in front of the keyboard.
> > 
> > It was too late to add eznet and hc-cron in the distrib proper because
> > they required a number of adjustments to the distrib.  So I have put
> > them in an "additionals" subdir of software who should be installed
> > after install of the distrib proper is completed.
> I have RedHat again and so I'll start poking around the distrib.
> The most obvious change I would make would be to ditch the KDE-1.0
> RPMs and load up the 1.1 RPMs from ftp://rawhide.redhat.com
> They work well and have actually been more stable than KDE-1.0 for
> me ( I could on occasion hose KFM in 1.0 .  I can't in 1.1 .

I thought KDE 1.1 was still in beta.

> Of note these new RPMs seam to have been "borrowed" from Mandrake
> ( It's only fare IMHO :).  As such they include a "kde" script 
> which should start KDE once it's typed ( Didn't work because it 
> just says 'exec startkde' ).  A working version would be good.
> Also there is the 'kdm_on' and 'kdm_off' scripts that do what they 
> say.

When I have time I will hack those RPMs to provide the same kind
of transparent start I gave to KDE 1.0

			Jean Francois Martinez

Project Independence: Linux for the Masses