The releases of this section are outdated and will not be supported. The relating packages may work, but we encourage you to install a recent KDE release.


Environment settings

The next step is adding the needed environment variables. For this we have prepared a script (located in the kdelibs package) /opt/kde2/bin/kde_setenv, which could be added to /etc/profile.  

Newer cygwin releases supports package depending profiles living in /etc/profile.d. If your cygwin installation supports this (try the following command to identify this):

$ grep "profile.d" /etc/profile
for i in /etc/profile.d/*.sh ; do

You can install by the following command:

$ ln -s /opt/kde2/bin/kde_setenv /etc/profile.d/kde2.sh

otherwise append a line to the global profile file: 

$ echo ". /opt/kde2/bin/kde_setenv" >>/etc/profile 

Then you should reread /etc/profile 

$ . /etc/profile                                                         

Note: Some older (kde-2.2.1 relating) packages are containing dll's in /opt/kde2/lib, which isn't included by default in kde_setenv. If you are using such packages and have found some windows message boxes telling you, that some dll's couldn't be found, please change the following line in /opt/kde2/bin/kde_setenv from

export PATH=$KDEDIR/bin:$QTDIR/bin:$PATH

export PATH=$KDEDIR/bin:$KDEDIR/lib:$QTDIR/bin:$PATH

TODO: create postinstall script

X relevant settings 

The last thing you have to do before enjoying KDE 2.2.2 on cygwin is setup the config files for the "startx" command. See the related FAQ entry - How do I start KDE 2?.

Additional it is good to take a look into the KDE2 FAQ list if you recognize any errors.

Have fun ! 

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