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Old 01-30-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
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updating KDE from 3.2.3


I never updated a package from an FTP site. I see lots of files but don't know which to download.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 01-30-2005, 12:58 PM   #2
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What distro are you using? Can you put it your profile or in your questions so that people can give you accurate answers.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 01:01 PM   #3
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Iam using slackware 10.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 02:39 AM   #4
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Are you trying to upgrade your slackware system. If so, you need to read the changelog on the ftp site or the slackware site, dowload the packages, then do,

#upgradepkg *tgz

I use swaret to update my system. Some people have had trouble with it though, so read the documentation before using it.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:55 AM   #5
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I downloaded 2 packages kdecore and kdelibs. I typed upgradepkg for both and now kde won't start. I get KDE-Init could not start error in a graphical screen.

Did I download everything I need?

edit: A miracle happened. I degraded KDE as if nothing had changed , on MS Windows I usually end up formating

Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-01-2005, 12:16 PM   #6
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When upgrading KDE, always upgrade, arts, kde-libs and kdebase first in that order.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:26 PM   #7
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I still get "warning kdeinit failed to initalize. check your installation" in a graphical screen.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:53 PM   #8
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Did you install kdebase? Ideally you should have downloaded all KDE packages you installed on your system and upgraded everything at the same time.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 04:11 PM   #9
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Yes I did. I just want to get the main thing upgraded and then I'll upgrade the rest.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 04:14 PM   #10
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Well that can cause problems. A possible solutions is to completely remove KDE, using removepkg and then install the new packages. This hass happended to me before. Another possible solution is to use the qt version from where you downloaded the KDE packages.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 05:05 PM   #11
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Is slackware ISO's updated constantly, If yes I can downlaod them and just upgrade everything everything.

I don't know how to start bittorrent too.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 02-01-2005, 05:23 PM   #12
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If you can be patient, the easiest solution would be to wait untill 10.1 is released - truly any day now.

Then download the iso's from bittorrent. (or by a subscription from Pat - or both) You will have a much "cleaner" install.
I suggest Azureus as a bittorent client - very simple and java based.


If you are not patient, rsync -current to a local directory and run "uggradepkg". You will still need to know the changelog though.
You will likely not have a clean upgrade if you use swaret to change to current - nothing to do with swaret, just that there's alot that's changed since 10.0 and you need to be aware before doing a blind upgrade. If you've done this before I'd say go for it, but if you had done it before you wouldn't be asking.

-current/10.1 is running KDE 3.3.2

Just my 2 cents.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 07:21 PM   #13
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One thing that I am happy about is that Linux is very stable. I just reinstalled what I messed around with and everything is great, no reformat like in MS Windows . I'll upgrade when 10.1 comes out then.

Thanks for everyones help!
 
Old 02-01-2005, 07:50 PM   #14
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I have a very similar question to starch's, but my distro is FC1.

I've had the cd's for a while and just recently (last night) decided to try linux out. I have ONLY dealt with windows, I understand about 0.01% of what is really going on. So my question is: How do I update KDE to the most recent version? By going to KDE's ftp site, I see that 3.3.2 seems to be the most recent version, but under the xxxxx/stable/3.3.2/redhat directory all i see is fedora3. So do I have to upgrade to FC3 in order to use the most recent version?

I know to most everyone who reads this I'm going to sound like a dumbass, but I've found that assuming things will, in the end, PROVE me to be a dumbass. Thanks in advance for any help given.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 08:16 PM   #15
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How things are upgraded - if they even can be - is often very distro-specific. You are best off learning how your flavor of linux does things before you go trying to change/upgrade anything. You are pretty certain to break things - everyone does - and while I find this to be the best way to learn, it helps if you know how to do some basic configuring before you go and hose your system. You don't need the latest and greatest to learn basic linux system administration.

Read forums devoted to Fedora and you will learn things you did not know you did not know. Don't just ask, because likely it has been asked and answered before. THAT is the best way to be considered a DUMBASS. I have not met anyone who new linux from birth. Everyone starts somewhere. The best way to be considered "intelligent'", even if not knowledgable, is to search the web, search the forum, fail enough to get useful error messages and THEN ask good questions providing what went wrong and what you allready know and did.

Have alot of Fun!!!
 
  


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