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Old 01-22-2006, 10:01 PM   #1
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How do i get KDE 3.5? I updated i thought!


Hello everyone! am i doing somthing wrong? I updated with Mandrake using urmpi --update --auto-select and it downloaded a whole bunch of stuff. But when i boot up it still says KDE 3.4 and theres a new KDE 3.5 out isn't htere? or is it still beta>? thanks!
 
Old 01-22-2006, 10:24 PM   #2
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Nope, KDE 3.5 its not beta. Maybe you have multiple KDE choices in your session menu at KDM? Dunno, some distros (like Gentoo) do that.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 10:45 PM   #3
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check the module associated with KDE, one of them probably didn't update.

I had the same problem when I updated from 3.2 to 3.5, turned out I was still running kdebase3 3.2 and not 3.5
 
Old 01-23-2006, 01:09 PM   #4
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sorry im' quite noobish. How would I check the moduel associated with KDE? Also how would I then update it to 3.5? Thank you!
 
Old 01-23-2006, 06:55 PM   #5
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If you have Kpackage installed that's a good way to check.

open it up and do a search for KDE, it will tell you what module versions you are running.
 
Old 01-23-2006, 07:01 PM   #6
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I updated with Mandrake using urmpi --update --auto-select and it downloaded a whole bunch of stuff
The updates for Mandrake usually don't upgrade the software on your system to new versions, they just provide packages of the same version as what you have before with bug/security fixes backported from the latest version. So in other words after running that command you have KDE 3.4 with any important security or bugfixes that have been discovered since Mandriva released 2006. This is the same way that Debian, Suse, Fedora, RHEL etc. do it.

If you want the latest version of software you can either find a 3rd party who packages it for Mandriva or join the Mandrivaclub where they release updated packages every 2 months to club members, the latest had OpenOffice2, KDE 3.5 and GNOME 2.12 I think.

If you want to see whats installed on your system goto menu->System->Configuration->Packaging->Remove Software.
 
Old 01-23-2006, 10:25 PM   #7
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Oh i c, now, OpenOffcie 2, KDE 3.5, its all free right? So i just have to go to the website that created then and download? if i don't want to pay money to be a club member?
 
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Yes but they aren't packaged specifically for Mandriva. OpenOffice will probably be alright - they package it up into convenient RPMs - but KDE or GNOME will be a huge PITA. You have to compile them and get them installed properly so they replace the current KDE or GNOME. Unless you're pretty experienced with Linux expect a messed-up system or at least a lot more bugginess than you've got now.
 
  


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