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Old 09-16-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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Can I bring KDevelop only to current?


I'm running 14.0-64 plus security update packages. Normally I prefer to avoid the bleeding edge and just do full version upgrades rather than try to keep -current. But I'd like to bring KDevelop up to the -current level.

These are the packages from -current that I think I need:

kdevelop-4.5.1-i486-1.txz
kdevelop-pg-qt-1.0.0-i486-1.txz
kdevelop-php-1.5.1-i486-1.txz
kdevelop-php-docs-1.5.1-i486-1.txz
kdevplatform-1.5.1-i486-1.txz

I might need a couple of others, like kdelibs and kdesdk.

Am I likely to run into problems if I upgrade these packages without the rest of KDE?

Is it ok to upgrade selectively using packages from -current, or would I be better off building from source, or upgrading all the KDE packages, or upgrading everything (i.e., fully -current)?

I think building from source could be a bit of work, as there are some dependencies that I don't see in the default 14.0 packages, like Qt-devel.
 
Old 09-16-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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I don't use KDE so I didn't try, but I suggest you install packages for KDE-4.10.5 provided by Alien BOB here
 
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:06 PM   #3
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Thank you Didier. That will certainly make it easy for me!

Thanks also to Alien Bob for all your tremendous support for the rest of us slackers.
 
Old 09-18-2013, 04:06 PM   #4
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The upgrade to KDE 4.10.5 using Alien Bob's packages went perfectly.

Later, I ran slackpkg update and slackpkg upgrade-all to pick up recently rebuilt packages with security updates (i.e., the glibc, firefox, and thunderbird packages that were announced on the slackware-security list earlier today). slackpkg wanted to "upgrade" all of the packages that were included in Alien Bob's 4.10.5 set back to the 4.8 level.

I blacklisted those packages in the slackpkg blacklist by adding an entry at the bottom:

Code:
# You can blacklist using regular expressions.
#
# Don't use *full* regex here, because all of the following 
# will be checked for the regex: series, name, version, arch, 
# build and fullname.
#
# This one will blacklist all SBo packages:
#[0-9]+_SBo
[0-9]alien
It did the trick, but I'm not sure what the warning about not using *full* regex means. Is the way I added it correct and the recommended way of dealing with this?
 
  


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