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PenguinWearsFedora 09-26-2012 12:38 PM

AlienBob KDE 4.8.4: Building on Slacware 13.37 ?
 
Hi,

I upgraded to KDE 4.6.5 using packages available AlienBob's repo. Now I want to upgrade to 4.8.4. Well there are no packages available so looks like I've to build them myself from source.

I can't seem to find any README file there, so I need to ask how can I go about installing 4.8.4. There are two Slackbuild scripts available there (KDE.SlacBuild & my.SlackBuild). I'm not 100% which one to run, if at all, or do I need to meet any dependencies before this. I read somewhere that I need to install mesa-7.10.2 from the /testing directory which I've installed.

Any ideas?

kikinovak 09-26-2012 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PenguinWearsFedora (Post 4789956)
Any ideas?

I would spare myself the hassle of building the whole load of KDE and just go for Slackware 14.0 RC5 shipping with KDE 4.8.

fgcl2k 09-26-2012 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PenguinWearsFedora (Post 4789956)
I can't seem to find any README file there, so I need to ask how can I go about installing 4.8.4. There are two Slackbuild scripts available there (KDE.SlacBuild & my.SlackBuild). I'm not 100% which one to run, if at all, or do I need to meet any dependencies before this. I read somewhere that I need to install mesa-7.10.2 from the /testing directory which I've installed.

Any ideas?

I don't think that you can compile directly KDE 4.8.4 on Slackware 13.37, without installing at least KDE 4.8.1 which had a 'deps' directory with many updated packages (qt, phonon, soprano, akonadi, ...). I have installed (from source, using Alien Bob's SlackBuilds) KDE 4.8.1, then upgraded to 4.8.2, 4.8.3 and finally to 4.8.4. In the course I had also to update some packages of the base system because the SlackBuilds were for -current.

PenguinWearsFedora 09-26-2012 04:18 PM

@fgcl2k Hmm, thanks for your comments. I should have installed when it was released by Eric to keep up with the updates rather than taking all the successive steps now.

@kikinovak So I guess it's better to just download the Slackware 14 RC5 dvd, less of a hassle that way.

I'm gonna stay with my 4.6.5 for now, plus it won't be too long before we have Slackware 14 out.

Alien Bob 09-26-2012 04:34 PM

Why not wait for Slackware 14 proper? An upgrade using slackpkg should not be painful: http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sla...:systemupgrade

Eric

PenguinWearsFedora 09-26-2012 06:39 PM

Thanks Eric for your reply, I'm gonna stick with what I've right now. I hope Slackware 14 is around the corner :).


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