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Old 10-14-2002, 07:44 AM   #1
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kde boot question


i have downloaded kde 3.04 base system , src rpm, from the http://kde.org site. when i boot my computer, the screen shows kde 3. when i open yast and go to system update, it shows kde 3.3 base, should it not show kde base 3.04
 
Old 10-14-2002, 07:47 AM   #2
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What steps have you done in upgrading to kde 3.0.4? Did you follow the instructions on the KDE site?

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Old 10-14-2002, 08:15 AM   #3
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i went to the kde site, clicked on a mirror, found kde 3.04 , found the src files, and downloaded everything there that pertained to kde 3.04.i was in system update, and it still showed kde 3.03 base, but i downloaded kde 3.04 base. konqueor has changed to 3.04, but i am not sure about the kde base?i was told not to download src rpms?
 
Old 10-14-2002, 09:33 AM   #4
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What is rpm -qa | grep kdebase saying?
 
Old 10-14-2002, 04:12 PM   #5
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Idea-- Do you PLAN to compile the KDE??? If not, do not get source as that is what is needed to use that. I think KDE likes gcc 2.96 best right now from what I am seeing, and have seen that TexStar is working on an RPM set(per Texstar) for KDe 3.0.4. Some modules have been done as binaries, so possibly you have a Konqi module but not the base AS BINARIES. If you grabbed a bunch of things including some with src in name, the src ones need compiling(all the installer did with those was stick the results of installing in a palce to be compiled before use) and some of the others actually WORK with KDE 3.0.3 adn 3.0.4.

src=source=RAW uncompiled C or other language source code that defiinitely needs to be at least compiled an integrated into the system, or is SCRIPT and needs to be interpreted-- some src RPMS have BOTH.
 
Old 10-15-2002, 04:38 AM   #6
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the site also had ix86 binaries for kde 3.04, something like 67 files. can i intall them using red hat package manager or yast and get the full benefits of kde 3.04. would take a long time to install all of em. i tryed the online update, i cannot get any of the mirrors suse provides to work.

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Old 10-15-2002, 05:02 AM   #7
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Yeh download the binaries, and there should be a readme or installation file in the directory...it has all the instructions there, like what to install first, last, etc.

And i used RH pkg manager when i installed 3.03...but i have never used SuSe...so yeh

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Old 10-15-2002, 05:22 AM   #8
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Yes, ronss, try the binaries IF they say they are for your version of SuSE.

Not all versions of KDE binaries were compiled with the same gcc, as gcc has changed over the years. That is why different versions of binaries for different folks with different versions of distros-- but I do not know enough about Yast or Yast2 to know how well it checks for version problems. So, read instructions VERY carefully please.

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Old 10-15-2002, 05:26 AM   #9
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for SuSE online update I use ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/suse as my ftp server and have never had a problem connecting... give it a try. Online update is the easiest way to update to kde 3.0.4
 
Old 10-16-2002, 04:28 PM   #10
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Question for marsonist....

I use Online Update constantly, and I haven't seen the KDE 3.0.4 update link appear yet. Am I missing something?

I do see that SuSE has included the latest rpms on their KDE Links site, and I had previously downloaded them from the KDE site.

The KDE site said that the Online Update link would be provided, so I haven't installed any of the rpms yet. I would prefer using the update link.

Also, while I have your attention. Is there a way to use the update function for other apps, other than the ones that SuSE places on the site? In other words, is there a way to go out and grab Mozilla for instance?

I have always just grabbed a tarball and ran any installation script included. And, I have had no problems with this method. It is just that I would like to see SuSE provide update links to any of the software installed from the CD (or from their download site).

I have even edited links to make any new software work with the installed base, as SuSE places the files (executables and all).

Anyway, thanks for any help.
 
Old 10-16-2002, 04:53 PM   #11
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While I do not know how Online Update works, here is the URL for the info html that has binary downloads. It has been updated to include SuSE for 8.1 and back, Debian, Mandrake, Slack, etc.

You might see if you can figure out how to add an ftp source spec for your preferred distro to your online updater, working from here to see where.

http://www.kde.org/info/3.0.4.html

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Old 10-16-2002, 05:29 PM   #12
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Thanks, John....

But that is where I downloaded my rpms.

Looking at the link marked REAME beside the SuSE section is where I got the idea that the Online Update would have a link. Here is part of the text.....

DISCLAIMER: These packages should work, but they are _NOT_ tested by the SuSE QA team.

There will be a KDE 3.0.4 YOU update for SuSE 8.0 and SuSE 8.1 users, which will be much more tested and avaible soon.

That is the reason for my question to marsonist

No need to answer, but I see you are a Mandrake user. I plan to try that one of these days. Version 9 is probably a good place to start.
 
Old 10-16-2002, 07:05 PM   #13
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I know the Mandrake RPM sets from Germany work on Mandrake 9.0. I am in Netscape 7.0 in KDE 3.0.4 now-- adn since I had not used Evolution in a while, I decided to try the email client in it again to see if could at elast get to my POP3 account and it works. It did not last time I tried.

You can wait until SuSE vets and makes available a Yast Online Update link to play it safe if you want. But I know the RPMs work on Mandrake 9.0 and RedHat 8.0, when the right sets are downloaded.

Usually, what is in stable is relatively bug free. And 3.0.4 is now considered stable.

My RPMs came from the University of Bonn, Germany, mirror-- except for one, which I had to refetch from a US mirror (kdemultimedia (the mdk one) failed a sig check the first time, so I used the metalab.unc.edu mirror site which was thousands of miles closer but slower because it was busier). Fetcihng was accomplished with gFTP, not a browser, from KDE 3.0.3 prior to upgrade.

Gute gluck (good luck), either way.

John.
 
Old 10-16-2002, 07:21 PM   #14
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Thanks, John....

I am going to wait a few more days before I do the upgrade. Maybe SuSE will have the link posted.

I didn't do the 3.0.3 upgrade (on 8.0), but I have done this before when I used SuSE 7.3 So, I expect success. I have just gotten used to the YOU applet.

Don't you just love KDE?! I think it is the greatest. I don't know how Mandrake does it, but I like the way I can launch a 'root' application from within the KDE interface on SuSE. I can just provide the password and go. It simplifies a lot.

I am using Mozilla 1.1 I've used it ever since I tired of the Netscape 6x release. I was using Windows at the time and decided to switch to Mozilla, because I recognized it as the code base for Netscape. I figured fixes would come there before Netscape.

That is also the time I switched to Linux seriously. And, SuSE was my choice because of the hardware support and the price. I have never looked back.

Well, thanks for the conversation, and have a good one. Or, as SuSE would say, "Have a lot of fun!!"
 
Old 10-16-2002, 08:01 PM   #15
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Actually,

KDE is KDE the distros around as well as the worlds around if the builders of distro specific archives did thier testing right.

If I want an easy way to run an app as another user I tell it to or I make a link to the app for desktop and tell it to run as anohter user and if non-system-critcal tell it to keep PW too.

Have fun, too!!

Someday, maybe we trade help-- I would like to try SuSE, it AFAIK does NOT yet support either my mobo chipset or the chipset I am going to run after next upgrade. I am running a P4 with DDR PC2100 now, will be going to an Intel i845PE chipset asap-- they are not out on shelves yet, but have been benched and there are three ref boards that FLY with this chipset.

John.
 
  


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