On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 10:48 AM, Jonathan Stickel <jjstickel@vcn.com> wrote:
Dave wrote:
Hi - I'm trying to run qalculate-kde-0.9.6-4.x86_64 on openSUSE 11.2.

The way I did it was to use alien like so:
# alien --scripts --to-rpm qalculate-kde_0.9.6-3+b1_amd64.deb                                                            
tar: Record size = 8 blocks                                                    qalculate-kde-0.9.6-4.x86_64.rpm generated                                     find: `qalculate-kde-0.9.6': No such file or directory
I then installed the rpm as so:
# zypper in qalculate-kde-0.9.6-4.x86_64.rpm

However, when I start qalculate, I get a dialog that says:
"failed to load global definitions"

I can dismiss the dialog and the program will run. But the Functions menu is wacky! Something's wrong somewhere...

Can anyone recommend the right way to install qalculate on openSUSE 11.2? I'm not inclined to build from source because I do not find the right version of Qt in my repositories...


If you want to install by using specific package manager (SUSE) tools, then you should ask your question on a package manager list, i.e. SUSE.  We can only help if you install by source.

Thank you. Maybe this isn't the right place to ask, but do you know of an openSUSE 11.2 repository that has the Qt libs < version 4.0? That was my holdup in regard to installing from source. (I already inquired on the openSUSE forums to no avail. And searching the usual sources turned up nothing less than version 4 -- unless I searched incorrectly.)