All, Picking through the remaining files to build, I ran across tde-construct that apparently is an autobuild meta-package for TDE that advertises the ability to automatically download the TDE sources and build TDE for you as easy as: "cd meta/kde;make install" By default "Konstruct" installs to ~/trinity.5.7/ which means you don't have to possess root privileges or risk to damage your system or affect another KDE. Man, if this thing works -- we've been doing it the hard-way all along ;-) But seriously, has anyone tested any of it? It seems to contain all of the base install and many of the applications. I suspect none of the links point to correct sources and it would take a bit of CPR to get something to actually build, but the idea is good. Anybody ever built/tested it? -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.