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Old 08-31-2003, 05:13 PM   #1
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Updating...


A question for you intelligent people...

I have Mandrake PowerSuite 9.0. Can I update it using Mandrake 9.1 rpm's to install KDE 3,1.3 ?
Can anyone recomment a quick and easy method to upgrade to KDE 3.1.3 ?

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Old 08-31-2003, 07:35 PM   #2
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according to this web site >> http://www.linuxcompatible.org/print21361.html "KDE 3.1.3 for Mandrake Linux is now available for MandrakeClub members". great way to help out mandrake AND get those packages you need.

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oops, realized i hadn't actually answered your question. yes, you can upgrade a (recent) previous release to a current one. start the computer with the first install cd in (assuming you have "boot to cd" option in bios enabled) and select "Upgrade". all your packages will be upgraded and your settings will still remain. always back up your system because even though these options are well tested, an unknown bug could still manage to sneek in. btw, this is a problem with any operating system.

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Old 08-31-2003, 08:33 PM   #3
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But: you almost certainly have to upgrade to mdk9.1 as iggy_mon describes. If you just get the kde rpms, chances are they won't work on 9.0
 
Old 08-31-2003, 09:55 PM   #4
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ummm... hate to tell you this, but if you throw in an install disc and select "upgrade," that means that it will mearly write over what is there with what is ON THE CD. This means that if, say, you're running 9.1 with all the upgrades from mandrake, and you "upgrafe from the CD, you are going back to the state that you had when you originally had when you installed 9.1 plus your personal files and settings.

If you want to upgrade a particular program that mandrake isn't current with, you have to download it from whoever made the program (hopefully they have an rpm).
 
Old 08-31-2003, 10:02 PM   #5
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the installed system is 9.0 not 9.1. Hence the recommendation to upgrade to 9.1 first. With a 9.1 CD of course.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 03:24 AM   #6
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Ok. Thanks for the advice guys. Problem is, I already tried once before to use the "upgrade" feature of 9.1. It recked the system completely - it broke X, KDE, and a whole host other things. Nothing worked, and more then 90% of the startup scripts failed. All I did was click "upgrade".

Any advice to stop that from happening - I have an old machine that I try things out of first, so lucky my main Linux box isn't cabbaged, but I don't fancy trying my luck with upgrading if its gonna go all pair shaped.

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Old 09-01-2003, 03:55 AM   #7
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Then, do a fresh install of 9.1, but don't format your /home partition. You may care to back it up first, and maybe /etc too.
 
  


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