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    Default KCalc wants 100 megs of space!

    Take a look at this:

    Code:
    root@bt:~# apt-get install kcalc
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-x gvfs
      gvfs-backends kde-icons-oxygen kdebase-runtime kdebase-runtime-bin-kde4
      kdebase-runtime-data kdebase-runtime-data-common kdelibs-bin kdelibs5
      kdelibs5-data libarchive1 libcdio-cdda0 libcdio-paranoia0 libclucene0ldbl
      libgvfscommon0 libphonon4 libqt4-opengl libqt4-svg libraptor1 librasqal0
      librdf0 libsoprano4 libsoup2.4-1 libstreamanalyzer0 libstreams0
      libstrigiqtdbusclient0 libv4l-0 libvisual-0.4-0 libvisual-0.4-plugins
      obex-data-server phonon phonon-backend-gstreamer raptor-utils redland-utils
      soprano-daemon
    Suggested packages:
      kdebase phonon-backend-xine phonon-backend-vlc phonon-backend-mplayer
    Recommended packages:
      khelpcenter4
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-x gvfs
      gvfs-backends kcalc kde-icons-oxygen kdebase-runtime
      kdebase-runtime-bin-kde4 kdelibs-bin kdelibs5 kdelibs5-data libarchive1
      libcdio-cdda0 libcdio-paranoia0 libclucene0ldbl libgvfscommon0 libphonon4
      libqt4-opengl libqt4-svg libraptor1 librasqal0 librdf0 libsoprano4
      libsoup2.4-1 libstreamanalyzer0 libstreams0 libstrigiqtdbusclient0 libv4l-0
      libvisual-0.4-0 libvisual-0.4-plugins obex-data-server phonon
      phonon-backend-gstreamer raptor-utils redland-utils soprano-daemon
    The following packages will be upgraded:
      kdebase-runtime-data kdebase-runtime-data-common
    2 upgraded, 37 newly installed, 0 to remove and 137 not upgraded.
    Need to get 37.9MB of archives.
    After this operation, 101MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
    I was expecting to download a megabyte tops.

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    I always said kde was like vista, a big bloated POS

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    Since Kate, KTip, KJobViewer, etc., are already installed and running fine, I would have thought that KCalc already had all the stuff it needed.

    I wonder would it be a case of apt-get being incorrectly configured and not knowing exactly what's already installed on BT4? Possibly. . . ?

    I'm gonna get a copy of the KCalc binary from somewhere and see if it runs on BT4 without installing 100 megs of crap. My guess is that it will work.
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    Default You did t read this...

    apt-get install kcalc-kde3

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    Thanks for that.

    ...but something really funky's going on. Firstly I do the following:

    Code:
    root@bt:~# apt-get install kcalc-kde3
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      kcalc-kde3
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 139 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B/202kB of archives.
    After this operation, 754kB of additional disk space will be used.
    WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
      kcalc-kde3
    Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
    Selecting previously deselected package kcalc-kde3.
    (Reading database ... 130776 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking kcalc-kde3 (from .../kcalc-kde3_4%3a3.5.10-0ubuntu1~intrepid4_i386.deb                                           ) ...
    Processing triggers for menu ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Setting up kcalc-kde3 (4:3.5.10-0ubuntu1~intrepid4) ...
    
    Processing triggers for menu ...
    root@bt:~#
    OK so that appeared to work fine.

    Next I do the following:

    Code:
    root@bt:~# kcalc &
    [1] 6474
    root@bt:~# The program 'kcalc' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
    apt-get install kcalc
    bash: kcalc: command not found
    So of course, my next thought is to do:

    Code:
    kcalc-kde3 &
    ...at which point the terminal abruptly disappears without a trace. So I open a new terminal and type kcalc-kde3 again, but again the terminal disappears. I try it a third time and get this:

    Code:
    root@bt:~# kcalc-kde3 &
    [1] 6504
    root@bt:~# bash: kcalc-kde3: command not found
    
    [1]+  Exit 127                kcalc-kde3
    root@bt:~#
    So then as a last resort I do the both of these and get no response:

    Code:
    root@bt:~# which kcalc
    root@bt:~# which kcalc-kde3
    root@bt:~#
    As a last resort, I navigate to /usr/kde3/bin, but kcalc is nowhere to be found.

    (I'm writing all this just to let you know there's a problem... if I really wanted kcalc so badly I'd just whip the exectuable file from somewhere)

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    did you check in the menu? tab completion? "whereis kcalc"?

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    To see what files came out of that package:

    dpkg -L kcalc-kde3

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    Hope i'm not pointing out the obvious but BT4beta already has a calculator in the form of xcalc.
    Is kcalc that much better?

    Sorry if i've mis-understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliosity View Post
    Hope i'm not pointing out the obvious but BT4beta already has a calculator in the form of xcalc.
    Is kcalc that much better?

    Sorry if i've mis-understood.

    Really, a python shell with the math lib imported is > all .

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