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Old 02-10-2003, 11:40 PM   #1
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kde 3.1 opinions


i was wondring how you all like kde 3.1 if your running it? is it fast slow what. any opinions would be appriciated. the release of official RH 8.0 packages is planned for February, 15th. will this be offered as a system update, if not does someone have any tips on updating kde (i have never done something like this before). im not even sure where to start to be honest (other than the directions on the kde.org site) im running redhat 8.0 kde version 3.0.3-8

thanks for any input,
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Old 02-11-2003, 12:09 AM   #2
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I upgraded my Redhat 8.0 box to KDE 3.1. KDE 3.1 rocks! Everything is laid out more logically, Konqueror has tabbed browsing and starts in a flash, overall speed is dramatically improved.
I upgraded using apt for redhat. Google for apt for Redhat and then something like KDE 3.1 apt redhat 8 and all will be well. Read this article before you ask any mor equestions about apt for Redhat
http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=1890
 
Old 02-11-2003, 11:07 PM   #3
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hey thanks for the input and advise. i did the software install of apt-get and i updated my kde but its saying that its 3.0.5a-1 now not 3.1xx like i thought it would now im confused. if i try "apt-get install kde3.1" it says there is no package with this name. so im figuring that its not classified as a stable package. would someone be kind enough to hold my hand and tell me where they found there 3.1 using apt get. i appended multiple sites to my /etc/apt/sources.list with no luck.

Thanks,
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Old 02-11-2003, 11:36 PM   #4
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OK, I'm in the mood to help even one of my other questions on this forum is being picked apart by a pedantic asshole instead of helping me (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=44706 ).
Check this out: I Googled for "apt redhat 8.0 kde 3.1." First result I got back was this:http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/
Went to that site. Read down and saw this:
### RedHat 8.0
## Stable packages
rpm ftp://apt.unl.edu/apt/ 8.0 kde3 kde3-extras
## Unstable/test packages
#rpm ftp://apt.unl.edu/apt/ 8.0 kde3-test

Noticed this above the packages listing this:
kde3-test contains packages undergoing testing, currently KDE 3.1
That told me that #rpm ftp://apt.unl.edu/apt/ 8.0 kde3-test
is the entry I want to put in my /etc/apt/sources.list
Fired up a command prompt or shell and became root. Opened up /etc/apt/sources.list and added below the Redhat 8.0 packages listing rpm ftp://apt.unl.edu/apt/ 8.0 kde3-test
Notice I removed the #. If you have one of these in front of any scripts or line, your system will ignore it and not run it. Then run apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, and finally apt-get dist-upgrade. You could run Synaptic and upgrade from there but I recommend the above method for upgrades like this
Here's what my /etc/apt/sources.list looks like:

# Red Hat Linux 8.0
rpm http://apt.freshrpms.net redhat/8.0/en/i386 os updates freshrpms
rpm-src http://apt.freshrpms.net redhat/8.0/en/i386 os updates freshrpms
rpm ftp://apt.unl.edu/apt/ 8.0 kde3-test

Let me know how this works out. I had a couple of problems w/ kde-laptop packages but all is resolved now.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 12:02 AM   #5
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hey thanks man i just needed to renmove the # i had no idea i thought that it needed to be there. know i dont fell so dumb. your a cool guy thanks. and good luck with your problem i think ill try and find your post and read your problem, not that i could do any thing.

Thanks,
AD

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Old 02-12-2003, 12:25 AM   #6
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No worries. Let me know when you get KDE 3.1 up and running. If you run through this tutorial, you'll really get a lot more out of KDE and Konqueror.
http://www.mandrakeforum.com/article...rder=0&thold=0
 
Old 02-12-2003, 12:45 AM   #7
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well this couldnt be too good i keep getting these errors alsoi tried the clean and autoclean with no luck also tried the sugestion at the bottom of this page that was sugested in the error. any ideas. oh and it has really screwed up kde and gnome both. atleast i still got some things running. oh well its worth it im having fun and learning.

thanks,
AD


[root@dhcp-447-5 joe]# apt-get update
Get:1 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0 release [1134B]
Fetched 1134B in 1s (595B/s)
Hit ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test pkglist
Hit ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test release
Reading Package Lists... Done
Collecting File Provides... Done
[root@dhcp-447-5 joe]# apt-get upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Collecting File Provides... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back
arts arts-devel kde3 kdeadmin kdeartwork kdebase kdebase-devel kdelibs
kdelibs-devel kdenetwork-devel kdepim kdepim-devel
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 12 not upgraded.
[root@dhcp-447-5 joe]# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Collecting File Provides... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Calculating Upgrade... Done
The following packages will be upgraded
arts arts-devel kdeadmin kdeartwork kdebase kdebase-devel kdelibs
kdelibs-devel kdenetwork-devel kdepim kdepim-devel
The following packages will be REPLACED:
ark (by kdeutils) kamera (by kdegraphics) kcalc (by kdeutils) kcharselect
(by kdeutils) kdeartwork-locolor (by kdeartwork) kdeartwork-screensavers
(by kdeartwork) kdenetwork-libs (by kdenetwork) kdepasswd (by kdeutils)
kdessh (by kdeutils) kdeutils-laptop (by kdeutils) kdf (by kdeutils)
kdict (by kdenetwork) kdvi (by kdegraphics) kedit (by kdeutils) kfile-pdf
(by kdegraphics) kfile-png (by kdegraphics) kfloppy (by kdeutils)
kghostview (by kdegraphics) khexedit (by kdeutils) kiconedit (by
kdegraphics) kit (by kdenetwork) kjots (by kdeutils) kljettool (by
kdeutils) kmail (by kdenetwork) knewsticker (by kdenetwork) knode (by
kdenetwork) korn (by kdenetwork) kpaint (by kdegraphics) kpf (by
kdenetwork) kppp (by kdenetwork) kregexpeditor (by kdeutils)
kregexpeditor-devel (by kdeutils-devel, kdeutils) ksnapshot (by
kdegraphics) ktimer (by kdeutils) kuickshow (by kdegraphics) kview (by
kdegraphics) kviewshell (by kdegraphics) kviewshell-devel (by
kdegraphics-devel) libkscan (by kdegraphics) lisa (by kdenetwork)
The following packages will be REMOVED:
kde3 kdeaddons-kicker kdeaddons-knewsticker kdeaddons-konqueror
kdemultimedia-arts kdemultimedia-kfile kmix koncd kscd libkscan-devel noatun
The following NEW packages will be installed:
glut kdegraphics kdegraphics-devel kdenetwork kdeutils kdeutils-devel
lame-libs mad-libs openslp
11 packages upgraded, 9 newly installed, 40 replaced, 11 removed and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 77.1MB of archives.
After unpacking 68.7MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test arts-devel 8:1.1-1.2.8.0 [206kB]
Get:2 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test mad-libs 0.14.2b-5.1.8.0 [95.1kB]
Get:3 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test arts 8:1.1-1.2.8.0 [1328kB]
Get:4 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdelibs-devel 6:3.1-1.3.8.0 [10.4MB]
Get:5 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdelibs 6:3.1-1.3.8.0 [13.0MB]
Get:6 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test openslp 1.0.10-1.0.8.0 [105kB]
Get:7 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdenetwork-devel 7:3.1-1.4.8.0 [57.4kB]
Get:8 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdenetwork 7:3.1-1.4.8.0 [6411kB]
Get:9 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test glut 3.7-8 [109kB]
Get:10 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdeadmin 7:3.1-1.2.8.0 [1120kB]
Get:11 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdebase-devel 6:3.1-1.2.8.0 [68.4kB]
Get:12 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdebase 6:3.1-1.2.8.0 [19.8MB]
Get:13 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdegraphics 7:3.1-1.2.8.0 [5652kB]
Get:14 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdepim-devel 6:3.1-1.1.8.0 [37.8kB]
Get:15 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdepim 6:3.1-1.1.8.0 [3402kB]
Get:16 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdeutils 6:3.1-1.2.8.0 [2021kB]
Get:17 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdeartwork 3.1-1.1.8.0 [13.1MB]
Get:18 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdegraphics-devel 7:3.1-1.2.8.0 [21.1kB]
Get:19 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test kdeutils-devel 6:3.1-1.2.8.0 [18.2kB]
Get:20 ftp://apt.unl.edu 8.0/kde3-test lame-libs 2:3.93.1-0.2.8.0 [120kB]
Fetched 77.1MB in 7m4s (182kB/s)
Failed to fetch ftp://apt.unl.edu/apt/8.0/RPMS.kde3-...2.8.0.i386.rpm Size mismatch
Failed to fetch ftp://apt.unl.edu/apt/8.0/RPMS.kde3-...2.8.0.i386.rpm Size mismatch
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
[root@dhcp-447-5 joe]#
 
Old 02-12-2003, 08:59 AM   #8
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I got the same errors and another about the checksum on one of te packages. Try running Synaptic and fix broken packages from it, then run update and then run upgrade, dist-upgrade from Synaptic. I think their server is getting hammered. It tokk me 3 or 4 attempts to get everything.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 06:39 PM   #9
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Also, try fixing broken packages in Synaptic and then running apt-get install kdebase from command line.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 07:57 PM   #10
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finaly yes. thanks guys. sh*t kde 3 is frickin fast. wow i like it. totally cool. my konqueror is smokin.

thanks,
Ad
 
Old 02-23-2003, 09:17 AM   #11
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illtbagu said
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the release of official RH 8.0 packages is planned for February, 15th.
I could not find these updates on kde.org or redhat.com. Does anyone know where to find them?
 
  


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