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Old 03-22-2004, 11:14 PM   #1
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KDE binaries for Debian


Are there binary files available yet for the latest KDE version (3.2.1 I think) that run on Debian (and if so, where can I get them)?

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Old 03-22-2004, 11:29 PM   #2
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You're running Woody or the stable version of Debian. To get KDE 3.2 you would have to upgrade to the unstable version (or it may be in testing). The version in stable stays the same until the next stable version is released except for minor bugfixes.

Unstable is supposed to become stable sometime this summer. If you don't want to update now or don't mind waiting.

For more information:
http://www.debian.org/releases/
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:36 PM   #3
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Originally posted by darthtux
You're running Woody or the stable version of Debian. To get KDE 3.2 you would have to upgrade to the unstable version (or it may be in testing). The version in stable stays the same until the next stable version is released except for minor bugfixes.

Unstable is supposed to become stable sometime this summer. If you don't want to update now or don't mind waiting.

For more information:
http://www.debian.org/releases/
Thanks.

Two more questions...
1) What is the latest version of KDE I can run on Woody?
2) Will the latest XFree86 run on Woody?
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:41 PM   #4
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You can find the version numbers for software that are in the stable, unstable and testing releases here:

http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages

1) 2.2.25
2) No. It may be in testing though. See above link.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:50 PM   #5
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Originally posted by darthtux
You can find the version numbers for software that are in the stable, unstable and testing releases here:

http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages

1) 2.2.25
2) No. It may be in testing though. See above link.
Good link - thanks.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 05:30 PM   #6
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Originally posted by rl5
Thanks.

Two more questions...
1) What is the latest version of KDE I can run on Woody?
2) Will the latest XFree86 run on Woody?
You can get 3.2 with this in your sources.list.
Code:
#KDE sources
deb http://download.kde.org/stable/3.2.1/Debian stable main
You can get the latest X by going to http://www.apt-get.org or http://www.backports.org and getting a line for a woody/stable backport for the version you want.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:18 PM   #7
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Sometimes you can get backported software

Quote:
Originally posted by darthtux
You're running Woody or the stable version of Debian. To get KDE 3.2 you would have to upgrade to the unstable version (or it may be in testing). The version in stable stays the same until the next stable version is released except for minor bugfixes.

Unstable is supposed to become stable sometime this summer. If you don't want to update now or don't mind waiting.

For more information:
http://www.debian.org/releases/
When software first changes, usually the first place you can find it is in the latest unstable or experimental Debian mirror. But with certain popular packages (particularly stuff like KDE, GNOME, Mozilla, and things of that sort), some kind souls often back port them to the current stable release so that others don't have to wait two years to use them (or migrate to unstable just to get a few up to date packages). Personally, I use "unstable", I don't find it unstable at all. On rare occasions, I run into dependency problems. I simply back the stuff out and rebuild or try in a few days or a few weeks. When I really want something badly, I build it from source, then I sometimes build checkinstall packages. Later, when something supported comes out that works consistently with the complete system, I uninstall my hacks and install something more supportable. I rarely have to hack, though, lots of Debian software is readily available, including frequent KDE updates.

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