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  1. #1
    hayglenn NNTP User

    Default help with installing older version of ksudoku


    I am looking for some help, advice, instruction, on installing an older
    version of Ksudoku on opensuse 11.1.
    I've tried using the "one click" option on the "get software" page of
    opensuse.org to install version 4.04, but yast always installs ver 4.13.

    I downloaded the rpm of 4.04 but when I try to install it the same
    thing happens. When using "install software" instead of yast I get the
    message "nothing provides libkdegames.so.4 So I downloaded an RPM with
    this lib but when I try to install it, yast downloads the newer
    libkdegames.so.5. So I get the same message when installing the ksudoku
    4.04 RPM. I used zypper to install the library and after it uninstalled
    some games it said it worked. But then when I tried to zypper the
    ksudoku 4.04 rpm, the installer downloaded the newer 4.13 again.
    I'm fairly new to linux, about a year and a half, and have been very
    happy with opensuse since switching from winXP to opensuse 10.3. And I
    really like the ksudoku game, I still have the 4.04 version running on
    another partition with 11.0 but did a clean install with 11.1. I just
    don't care for the new "themes" in the 4.13 version. They are very
    distracting.
    Thank for any help you can provide.


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  2. #2
    wstephenson NNTP User

    Default Re: help with installing older version of ksudoku


    It's not easy to downgrade just KSudoku. The reason is that it is
    packaged to require parts of the KDE 4.0.4 runtime (stuff that is not
    libraries, but is used at run time, like ioslaves etc, and not the KDE
    4.1 versions shipped with 11.1.

    However I've just forced it to install, using 11.0's libkdegames, and
    it seems to work anyway (more of a sudo'er than a sudoku'er, so YMMV).

    If you really, really want the simple themes:

    1) Register the 11.0 repository


    Code:
    --------------------
    > zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...11.0/repo/oss/ 110repo

    --------------------


    2) Install libkdegames4 from 11.0


    Code:
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    > zypper in libkdegames4=4.0.4-16.1

    --------------------


    Zypper will prompt to uninstall everything that depends on KDE 4.1's
    libkdegames4, including kde4-ksudoku. If it prompts to uninstall or
    downgrade or change vendor on any other packages, like kdelibs or
    kdebase, STOP NOW before screwing up your install. We will put
    kde4-ksudoku back. Any KDE 4.1 games are going to be toast though.

    3) Install the kde4-ksudoku rpm from 4.0.4 using rpm to bypass zypper's
    dependency resolution


    Code:
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    > rpm -Uhv --nodeps kde4-ksudoku-4.0.4-16.1.x86_64.rpm (or whatever arch you downloaded)

    --------------------


    4) File a wishlist at bugs.kde.org for a 'clean' theme in the new
    ksudoku, or else get busy with in /usr/share/kde4/apps/ksudoku/themes/
    with inkscape and make your own so future generations don't have to mess
    about like this.


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  3. #3
    hayglenn NNTP User

    Default Re: help with installing older version of ksudoku


    Thanks wstephenson,
    Followed your instructions and it worked great. Much appreciated. I'm
    very grateful for your time and help with something that is clearly not
    a serious issue. But I've learned some things, and now I've got my
    favorite little time waster back. Can't see reporting this as a bug, but
    maybe a whish that future versions alow using themes as an option. I
    actually did think about making a theme but couldn't find any info an
    the ksudoku website, ie specs or guidlines. Still I think you right I
    owe it to myself and the community to get more involved. And thank you
    again for your help.


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  4. #4
    aqualung NNTP User

    Default Re: help with installing older version of ksudoku


    Hello,

    I have created a simple theme for Ksudoku for KDE 4 as I find the
    themes that come with it very distracting. Feel free to leave
    highlighting on with this theme as I removed the horizontal and vertical
    bar, and cell highlighting.. just the square your mouse is over will
    highlight.

    '[image: http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9...ucleanlb7.png]'
    (http://imageshack.us)
    Here is a picture of it. It runs fast too since it has no large
    background SVG and tried to streamline as much as I could. It's not
    fully complete but if you just play 9x9 Sudoku it will be fine.

    You can download it from here:

    'ksudoku_clean.tar.gz' (http://www.mediafire.com/?1mjdseymlsf)
    (mediafire.com)

    I also made a freshmeat.net project for it but it's still waiting
    verification. If you don't like mediafire.com see if my project has been
    posted yet, it'll either be on:

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/ksudoku_clean/

    or maybe listed at:

    'freshmeat.net: User information' (http://freshmeat.net/~aqualung/)

    After downloading extract the files to your share/apps/ksudoku/themes
    directory or some other place ksudoku will find it (I don't know what
    KDEs rules are for that ).

    Cheers.


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  5. #5
    aqualung NNTP User

    Default Re: help with installing older version of ksudoku


    It's up on freshmeat now.

    'freshmeat.net: Project details for KSudoku 4 Clean Theme'
    (http://freshmeat.net/projects/ksudokuclean/)

    http://tinyurl.com/b3k2lb


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