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Old 08-16-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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how to Install kde 4.5 from alien's


I am using current and want to install kde 4.5 from alien's, here is my problem. I don't understand the statement below.

Below are the steps you take to install or upgrade to KDE 4.5.0.

First, change your current directory to where you found this README.
From within this directory, you run the following commands as root.

On Slackware 32-bit:
# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86/deps/*.t?z
# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86/kde/*.t?z



There is 1 dependent needed and it is installed but I can't figure out how to go any further. Do I need to add him to my mirror list or what?

I have googled and read most everything on his wiki for the last 2 days, I know the info is probably there I just can't find it.

Last edited by zrdc28; 08-16-2010 at 10:52 PM. Reason: add on
 
Old 08-16-2010, 10:58 PM   #2
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first off you have to be running slackware-current not 13.1 for Alien Bob's packages.

Second you need to download all the required dependencies first. There is only 1 since on current already has all the required deps. download the dep from here (1486) http://alien.slackbook.org/kdesc/4.5...486-1alien.txz (x86_64) http://alien.slackbook.org/kdesc/4.5..._64-1alien.txz once downloaded install it.

Now you can download all the KDE packages. to make it easy open a terminal and change to the directory you want to download the packages to and then do

wget -r -np -nd --accept=txz http://alien.slackbook.org/kdesc/4.5.0/x86/kde/

or if your running x86_64

wget -r -np -nd --accept=txz http://alien.slackbook.org/kdesc/4.5.0/x86_64/kde/

Once all the packages are saved to your hard drive then log out of x and install them install as root like so.

upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new *.t?z

once its finished you need to delete the .kde folder in your home directory and launch X and your done.
 
Old 08-17-2010, 02:51 AM   #3
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actually you don't have to delete .kde folder if you are upgrading form 4.4.5. The transition will be smooth and it will not cause your trouble
 
Old 08-17-2010, 02:55 AM   #4
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or alternatively you can use rsync to download all of the KDE SC 4.5.0 packages from my repo server:

for x86:
Code:
mkdir 4.5.0
cd 4.5.0
rsync -vaz --progress rsync://repo.ukdw.ac.id/kdesc/x86/ .
for x86_64:
Code:
mkdir 4.5.0
cd 4.5.0
rsync -vaz --progress rsync://repo.ukdw.ac.id/kdesc/x86_64/ .
 
Old 08-17-2010, 07:30 AM   #5
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I will try to upgrade KDE 4.4.5 @ slack64-13.1 (not current) later on. It seems that the only packages that I will need to upgrade in http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/4.4.5/x86_64/deps/ from slack64-current (following the instructions at Alien's web page) are akonadi-1.4.0-x86_64-1.txz and soprano-2.4.64-x86_64-1.txz. Is that right? The other packages in the /deps/ directory seem to be up-to-date with those in slack64-current. Anyone having any luck upgrading to KDE 4.5.0 from 4.4.5 running stable (x86_64)-13.1?

Last edited by Olaus; 08-17-2010 at 12:45 PM. Reason: Doubled the needed package
 
Old 08-17-2010, 03:07 PM   #6
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and don't forget l/virtuoso-ose

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Old 08-18-2010, 02:35 AM   #7
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and don't forget l/virtuoso-ose
Interesting, that package is not in http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/4.4.5/x86_64/deps/, but you mean that I should upgrade/install that anyway? Any other packages not mentioned that you will have to upgrade in order to install KDE 4.5.0 on a slack64-13.1 platform?
 
Old 08-18-2010, 07:58 AM   #8
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Red face shall I upgrade to KDE 4.5.0 from alien's

Quote:
once its finished you need to delete the .kde folder in your home directory and launch X and your done.
Delete or not delete the .kde folder in the home directory.

Daedra, it seems to simple

I have downloaded the one dependency as I am in slack current
I have not installed it yet
I have downloaded all the KDE 450 packages to a home directory

Quote:
Once all the packages are saved to your hard drive then log out of x and install them install as root like so.

upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new *.t?z
I have not run this command yet.

At this point a have no problems, shall I upgrade to KDE 4.5.0

NjB
 
Old 08-18-2010, 06:33 PM   #9
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Quote:
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Interesting, that package is not in http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/4.4.5/x86_64/deps/, but you mean that I should upgrade/install that anyway? Any other packages not mentioned that you will have to upgrade in order to install KDE 4.5.0 on a slack64-13.1 platform?
it's already included in Slackware's default package stock
 
Old 08-18-2010, 06:35 PM   #10
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Delete or not delete the .kde folder in the home directory.

Daedra, it seems to simple

I have downloaded the one dependency as I am in slack current
I have not installed it yet
I have downloaded all the KDE 450 packages to a home directory



I have not run this command yet.

At this point a have no problems, shall I upgrade to KDE 4.5.0

NjB
I think you can go for it. 4.5.0 is stable enough, *except* for Dolphin, which i think 4.4.5 is more stable. If you can live without Dolphin, i would suggest that you upgrade to 4.5.0
 
Old 08-18-2010, 06:37 PM   #11
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I follower daedra's posting and everything seems to be working fine. The first thing was to go into /etc/inittab and change to run level 3 so as not to automatically startx. I was already using 4.4.5 so I did not delete the .kde folder as suggested above. I sure appreciate the great help!
 
Old 08-19-2010, 01:04 AM   #12
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Quote:
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it's already included in Slackware's default package stock
That might be true, but according to Eric's description, you only need to upgrade the packages in http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/4.4.5/x86_64/deps/. So, how should I know what packages to upgrade?
 
Old 08-19-2010, 08:52 AM   #13
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May be just a little comment about KDEi and those who have already install these packages for other Languages with previous version.
Because in daedra's posting no world about this !

:-/ NjB /
Regards

Last edited by njb; 08-19-2010 at 08:53 AM.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 09:18 AM   #14
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That might be true, but according to Eric's description, you only need to upgrade the packages in http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/4.4.5/x86_64/deps/. So, how should I know what packages to upgrade?
it's because he assume that users are running -Current and that means upgrading all packages that comes in -Current, including akonadi, virtuoso-ose, and soprano
 
Old 08-19-2010, 09:30 AM   #15
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it's because he assume that users are running -Current and that means upgrading all packages that comes in -Current, including akonadi, virtuoso-ose, and soprano
I don't think he does, because the instructions I am talking about are the ones for STABLE, not CURRENT, Slackware on his very website, just above "NOTE 1:"
 
  


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