[debian/fso] Re: starting kde on debian

arne anka openmoko at ginguppin.de
Sun Dec 21 00:45:24 CET 2008

> can you help me a little bit more please:
> I have downloaded the python-evas from http://www.ginguppin.de/node/24
> and I have been searching and reading about .deb and how to install them.
> But I can't make out how to do it....

oh, just the usual debian way.

for starters, the output of
DISPLAY=:0 zhone
would have been nice, to confirm it is really the issue i suspect.
if so the next step is to download both packages from their respective  
locations and install via
dpkg -i cython*deb
dpkg -i python-evas*deb
to be on the safe side, substitute the names with the full ones (don't  
have them handy right now).
if for some reason installation fails, because a dependency is missing,  
apt-cache is helpful:

apt-cache show libevas0

produces the following output:

Package: libevas0
Priority: optional
Section: libs
Installed-Size: 848
Maintainer: Debian Pkg-e Team <pkg-e-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>
Architecture: armel
Source: evas
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1), libcairo2 (>= 1.2.4), libeet1 (>= 1.1.0),  
libfontconfig1 (>= 2.4.0), libfreetype6 (>= 2.3.5), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.3),  
libgif4 (>= 4.1.6), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.12.0), libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.12.0),  
libjpeg62, libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.13-4), librsvg2-2 (>= 2.18.1), libtiff4,  
zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4)
Recommends: libevas-engines
Filename: pool/main/e/evas/libevas0_0.9.9.050-2_armel.deb
Size: 260460
MD5sum: d3106461470bf0ae680233797fdf43c0
SHA1: 0dd27f6687b5a1ef7f19401f7515b1c3382e81aa
SHA256: f0d2a47012992a0cd4dee98f1222891398403fb74cc197cebfb354a74e36c950
Description: Enlightenment DR17 advanced canvas library
  Evas is an advanced canvas library, providing six engines for rendering:  
  OpenGL (hardware accelerated), DirectFB, the framebuffer, Microsoft  
  and Qtopia.
  Due to its simple API, evas can be developed with rapidly, and cleanly.
  This package contains the core library and a set of image loaders and/or  
  for various formats: eet, gif, jpeg, png, svg, tiff and xpm
Homepage: http://www.enlightenment.org

the line beginning with "Filename: " shows the path to the missing package  
inside the repo, here


if your installation is a default one, the repo will be


so you have to point your browser/wget/whatever to


this is rather informational! if you are not familiar with either dpkg or  
apt, you should refrain from wildly installing and better ask here  
together with the output from dpkg to get help!

after that starting zhone should work -- if not, it's probably  
another/additional error. starting zhone like said above in such cases  
produces useful, nay, necessary output, so please append.

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