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Old 12-14-2005, 02:01 AM   #1
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Install KDE 3.5 in Mandriva 2006


let's start with getting KDE 3.5 installed on your system. You should either do this without X running or in any other window manager besides KDE itself. Which ever you find is easiest.

To find out the currently installed version of KDE perform this command:

Code:
kde-config --version | grep KDE


Remove your current installed version of KDE if there is one installed.

Code:
rpm -e --nodeps `rpm -qa | grep -i kde | grep 3.4`

Code:
rpm -e --nodeps kdebase-kdm-config-file

Now we add kde3.5 source http://seerofsouls.com

Code:
urpmi.addmedia SoS-KDE http://seerofsouls.com/KDE-3.5/ with hdlist.cz




Now start installation

Code:
urpmi kdebase

Code:
urpmi kdeutils kdeaddons

Code:
urpmi kdebase-kdm-config-file

Now yuo can reboot at prompt enter startkde and you should be in 3.5

some apps may not run if so remove and reinstall with urpmi

Regards
Sharke

Last edited by sharkee; 12-15-2005 at 02:16 AM.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 10:32 PM   #2
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Your Seer of Souls urpmi source doesn't work.

The correct one is:

urpmi.addmedia SoS-KDE http://seerofsouls.com/KDE-3.5/ with hdlist.cz

Or you could install it manually with the packages built by thac and Ze:

http://forum.mandrivaclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=41738

Last edited by purelithium; 12-14-2005 at 10:46 PM.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 12:26 AM   #3
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Blah.

The packages screwed up my KDE... I now have a cheesy KDE login screen that looks like it's from 1987 and I now don't have any options in my "end current session" dialog.

Something's wrong...
 
Old 12-15-2005, 02:24 AM   #4
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Thank you i have edited the error in the urpmi command.
I think you may need to install kdm i did not have this problem on my system.
urpmi kdm.
Regards
Sharke
 
Old 12-15-2005, 10:27 AM   #5
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maybe this topic should be pinned or sticky.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 01:49 PM   #6
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SoS RPMs

I upgraded to KDE 3.5 with SoS and everything went VERY smoothly. Highly recommended.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 06:37 AM   #7
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I am happy to see this worked for you. This is how i have installed the latest kde for the last 3 releases, today i set up another computer and added the sos kde source and did urpmi upate --auto-select and this worked perfectly. How easy is this,
regards
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Old 12-16-2005, 07:12 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sharkee
let's start with getting KDE 3.5 installed on your system. You should either do this without X running or in any other window manager besides KDE itself. Which ever you find is easiest.

To find out the currently installed version of KDE perform this command:

Code:
kde-config --version | grep KDE


Remove your current installed version of KDE if there is one installed.

Code:
rpm -e --nodeps `rpm -qa | grep -i kde | grep 3.4`

Code:
rpm -e --nodeps kdebase-kdm-config-file

Now we add kde3.5 source http://seerofsouls.com

Code:
urpmi.addmedia SoS-KDE http://seerofsouls.com/KDE-3.5/ with hdlist.cz




Now start installation

Code:
urpmi kdebase

Code:
urpmi kdeutils kdeaddons

Code:
urpmi kdebase-kdm-config-file

Now yuo can reboot at prompt enter startkde and you should be in 3.5

some apps may not run if so remove and reinstall with urpmi

Regards
Sharke

I do not!
trust third party RPM's for Mandrake ever since the nightmare that is THAC's


please use Mandrive cooker like i did for 3.5.0
urpmi.addmedia cookermain ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/mandr..._64/media/main with media_info/synthesis.hdlist.cz







Optional
urpmi.addmedia cookerplf-free ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/plf/mandrake/free/cooker with synthesis.hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia cookerplf-nonfree ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/plf/m...on-free/cooker with synthesis.hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia cookercontrib ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/mandr.../media/contrib with media_info/synthesis.hdlist.cz
 
Old 12-16-2005, 07:37 AM   #9
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That is true you can run into problems with 3rd party rpms but i have never had a problem with sos. If you use carlOski sujjestion beware that urpmi --auto-select will update other programs to cooker, The way i have shown with sos will only update kde .
Regards
Sharke
 
Old 12-16-2005, 07:50 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sharkee
That is true you can run into problems with 3rd party rpms but i have never had a problem with sos. If you use carlOski sujjestion beware that urpmi --auto-select will update other programs to cooker, The way i have shown with sos will only update kde .
Regards
Sharke
i never mentioned auto select i was assuming theyd substitute the mirror and use your instructions








but i did technically use auto select myself

minimal mandriva install X only

urpmi kde --auto-select
 
Old 12-16-2005, 07:58 AM   #11
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carlOski
I did not think you did mean to use urpmi --auto-select i only mentioned it because i posted that way of updating above. Thank you for your advice.
Regards
Sharke
 
Old 12-16-2005, 04:51 PM   #12
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carlOski
I did not think you did mean to use urpmi --auto-select i only mentioned it because i posted that way of updating above. Thank you for your advice.
Regards
Sharke
thanks

you wouldnt happen to have any other sources for MAndriva packages (bar cooker)?
 
Old 12-16-2005, 05:10 PM   #13
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thanks

you wouldnt happen to have any other sources for MAndriva packages (bar cooker)?
have you set up sources with easy urpmi if not take a look here http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

Regards
sharke
 
Old 12-16-2005, 10:02 PM   #14
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have you set up sources with easy urpmi if not take a look here http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

Regards
sharke
am of course
I use Official Mandriva Cooker edition sources

hense why i said Bar cooker
 
Old 12-19-2005, 10:24 AM   #15
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first of all, i'm a noob in linux so please bear with me if my Q sounds stupid.
I followed the instructions except removing the old kde 3.4. when i tried to remove the old kde in the kde environment itself it says it cant be removed since it wasn't installed so i skip that and go right ahead and install the kde3.5. after i restarted it, it still says 3.4 instead of 3.5 but when i go to terminal it says its v3.5 now.
so is it normal? or i missed something here?

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