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Old 08-03-2005, 12:20 PM   #1
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Upgrading to KDE 3.4


HI, i've read the good feedback on KDE 3.4 and wanna take the plunge. I've already read the descriptions on how to install the new version which seems to be do

get hold of all the rpm's ....
put them in a directory......
type urpmi.addmedia kde <directory of folder> to add it to the urpmi list
type urpmi --media kde

and it should either give you dependancy errors or install fully (all this in KDE environment without init 3)

alas, nothing happens when i type any of the commands. I've done it both in root and my account.

i'm sure i'm missing the obvious but i'm a newbie, and dont know what is going on, if someone could help (and explain what each step of their solutions does as i wanna learn) i'd be much obliged.....


Thanks

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Old 08-03-2005, 04:43 PM   #2
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What version of Mandriva and KDE are you using?
 
Old 08-03-2005, 05:29 PM   #3
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kde version is 3.3.2

mandrake version 2005 Limited edition.

Kernel source build version is 2.6.11-6

Hope it helps
 
Old 08-03-2005, 05:43 PM   #4
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There have been a lot of threads about KDE 3.4 on Mandriva 2005LE. I suggest you use the search function to take a look at them. Hope you find something that will help you out.
 
Old 08-03-2005, 06:07 PM   #5
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I thought i had read most of them, but none regarding my problem of no response at all. hence i posted the new query. Alas, i shall look harder. Cheers reddazz
 
Old 08-03-2005, 07:04 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Maverick1182
I thought i had read most of them, but none regarding my problem of no response at all. hence i posted the new query. Alas, i shall look harder. Cheers reddazz
If you really want KDE 3.4, cooker has KDE 3.4.2 packages which are going to be shipped with the next Mandriva 2006.x beta. The betas are very stable at the moment, so if you have a some free space on your system, download the next beta, test it on the free space and then install on your production partition if you are happy with it.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 01:44 PM   #7
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I have tried to add the downloaded folder via RPMdrake as described in http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=269898

but i get a warning message sayin "copying failed, unable to build synthesis file for medium "local" , your hdlist file maybe corrupted.....

I've looked on the forum regarding this and came up with a suggestion to copy a cz file over to my folder and update that way. However, it doesnt work if you add new rpms to the folder......

does anyone know how i can resolve this issue.....?
 
Old 08-05-2005, 12:44 AM   #8
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Wait until 2006 is released beta sucked it upgraded my system but was more work setting it up then it was worth. I ended up going back to 2005.I would just recommend you wait till September when the final version is released.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 07:23 AM   #9
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k, cool, i shall wait, but i'd still be interested in finding out why my comp's not working for future reference.

Sorry for being a bother....
 
  


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