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Old 04-14-2003, 08:57 PM   #16
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Run apt-get update twice Run apt-get upgrade. Post your problems if you have any
 
Old 04-14-2003, 10:12 PM   #17
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the real world

And if the newbie does not have apt-get installed?

And if the newbie is coming onto the forum using windows or the public library because his Linux box is so screwed up that he does not have internet access.?

Your pride in apt-get is well justified but the middle of a screwed up KDE upgrade is not the place to introduce a newbie to apt-get.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 11:07 AM   #18
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Hello bax,

I don't know if you were replying to me or not but I installed apt-get and then I upgraded apt-get. Then I logged out and logged back on in failsafe mode. I ran apt-get upgrade kde as root from the command line and everything seemed to go fine. However, when I look at the control panel, it still gives me the old version. What gives?

And to jailbait, I totally agree with your comments as they relate to the first poster, but I think he may have been replying to me and I am not a newbie....I am just lazy :P

Later
 
Old 04-15-2003, 11:49 AM   #19
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Try

apt-get install kde

from failsafe prompt.. Worked for me.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 02:01 PM   #20
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Sorry

I missed a post and got scrambled as to who was saying what to whom.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 03:02 PM   #21
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Don't worry about it jailbait, I should have started my own thread. However, I tried apt-get install kde and I got an error saying that could not find package kde? What gives?
 
Old 04-16-2003, 04:39 AM   #22
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I wish people would not try and do things like this.... upgrading KDE/GNOME/Xfree/kernel is not a simple operation, we have distros for a reason, and really upgrading every 6 months is not so bad I don't think. Then you just put in the CD and hit "upgrade", and everything is sorted for you.

Bear in mind installing KDE yourself will mean you lose a lot of the distro integration.

If you insist on potentially blowing up your install, and if you can't get the RPMs going look into something called Konstruct, modelled after Garnome (for gnome).
 
Old 04-16-2003, 01:59 PM   #23
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How about upgrading a whole distro?

I installed SuSE 8.0. Then over 3 or 4 months I upgraded from 8.0 to 8.1 by downloading a few related packages at a time and installing them. The worst upgrade is the interrelated security and password packages. You have to get that right the first go or your machine is dead, dead, dead!

The distro integration is complicated, like you say. I spent a lot of time messing around with .xinitrc and the KDM init files.

Is it worth it? No. I agree with mhearn that it is cheaper (if you value your time) and easier to upgrade from release to release by using your distribution's latest release.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 07:03 PM   #24
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>>However, I tried apt-get install kde and I got an error saying that could not find package kde? What gives?<<
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Then check if your kde-packages are upgraded:
rpm -qa | grep kde
apt-get install kdebase3 kdelibs3 kde-this kde-that



>>How about upgrading a whole distro?<<
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade

Else, backup your data and setup information then do new installation. This is faster and easier, specially if you have separate /home /etc and /boot :-)
 
  


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