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When KDE 3.1 comes out and I want to upgrade( I run 8.1 with 3.0.1, I am new to slackware), do I have to uninstall the kde 3.0.1 packages before I install 3.1? Is that the safest thing to do, uninstalling the old first that is..?
Be careful about upgrading to KDE 3.1 if you are running Slackware 8.1. The new packages in slackware-current are all using glibc2.3.1 and were compiled with GCC 3.2, both of which don't exsist in Slackware 8.1... It might be work waiting and doing a complete new install when Slackware 9 shows up.
Run pkgtool and uninstall all the old 3.0 packages then reinstall all the 3.0.5 packages, you should always do it this way.
KDE-3.1 will be out within a week and there will be slackware 8.1 packages available, you will need to upgrade QT to v3.1 as well if you want to install kde-3.1.