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Old 10-27-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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Question about Manually Installing KDE


I want to upgrade my current installation of KDE to the most current version (3.5.5), but the computer it's going on only has dialup access, and obviously it would take an EXTREMELY long time to get all of the necessary components.

I have decided to attempt to install the program manually, downloading the pieces I need onto my laptop, then transferring them over to my XP machine and copying them to the Suse 10.0 installation, which can read NTFS partitions. yes, it sounds kinda Rube Goldberg-ish, but the laptop has wireless access, but no CD/DVD burner.

Anyways, what components are required to do just a bare-bones install?
 
Old 10-28-2006, 02:31 AM   #2
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Installing KDE from source on Suse may break some things because Suse ships a heavily customised KDE. I think the best solution would be for you to download the KDE 3.5.5 rpms from http://software.opensuse.org/download/KDE:/ .
 
Old 10-28-2006, 12:39 PM   #3
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Really? I wasn't aware of that.

So basically, I should look to downloading everything that has "kde" somewhere in the name? I was afraid of that.

I think I'll hold off until I can get broadband access.
 
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Really? I wasn't aware of that.

So basically, I should look to downloading everything that has "kde" somewhere in the name? I was afraid of that.

I think I'll hold off until I can get broadband access.
Yes, Suse does a lot of customisation to KDE, so if you install stock KDE without the Suse patches, some things may break. If you were going to upgrade KDE, you would only need to download and install the packages you have already installed on your system. You can find them by doing
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rpm -qa | grep -i kde
 
Old 10-29-2006, 03:37 PM   #5
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That sounds slight more doable. I think when I installed Suse, I more or less just did the essentials.
 
  


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