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Old 02-20-2004, 06:35 PM   #1
Jongi
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X and RPM files


I'm beginning to notice something and I just wanted to get a file of whether I am on the right track with my thinking.

I recently used RPMs to install KDE 3.2 (through Mandrake Control Centre). However when I load up, 3.1 is still loaded. I have done searches through google this forum and anywhere else i can think. Firstly it seems either other Mandrake 9.1 users have done this without problem or my search techniques are just not upto scratch. Secondly where I come across manners to upgrade KDE, all these assume use of the command line and not the RPM manager in the GUI.

Would it be fair to say that most users of Linux distros prefer to use the command line rather than the GUI (whether it be GNOME or KDE or any other)?
 
Old 02-20-2004, 08:42 PM   #2
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if it helps anything, the kde files are all in the usr/share directory
 
Old 02-20-2004, 11:25 PM   #3
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Re: X and RPM files

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Would it be fair to say that most users of Linux distros prefer to use the command line rather than the GUI (whether it be GNOME or KDE or any other)?
No that would not be fair becuase I would rather use a GUI. I think the problem with the GUI is that it is filled with bugs becuase when i tried to install the red hat documentation through the gui it did not work but with the command prompt it would.

Another reason that command line instructions are used is because everyone running an rpm based distribution has this facility but may not have the GUI installed.

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