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Old 06-12-2010, 08:44 AM   #31
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http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/4.4.4/

allready installed, seems that I am a kde version junky
Okay, I'm probably coming off as a complete idiot... but how do I download this thing?
 
Old 06-12-2010, 09:01 AM   #32
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I used rsync, as mentioned in Eric's blog (see the link in my previous post).
 
Old 06-12-2010, 09:10 AM   #33
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I used rsync, as mentioned in Eric's blog (see the link in my previous post).

Oops, I missed your post entirely...

Anyway, I copied and pasted the command from that page and got this:

Code:
gene@lemon:~$  rsync -av ?progress rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien-kde/4.4.4/x86_64

sending incremental file list
rsync: link_stat "/home/gene/?progress" failed: No such file or directory (2)
ERROR: module is read only
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(866) [receiver=3.0.6]
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (5 bytes received so far) [sender]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(601) [sender=3.0.7]
What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 06-12-2010, 09:13 AM   #34
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Okay, I'm probably coming off as a complete idiot... but how do I download this thing?
http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde-...lackware-13-1/

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So here they are, my packages (32-bit and 64-bit) for Slackware 13.1 that give you KDE SC 4.4.4!
The routine has not changed, and the README explains the simple upgrade process as always. This time, it is even easier because I did not have to update or add any dependencies. The KDE and KDEI packages are all that’s new.
It will vary a little bit depending on which version you go with. I normally create a local mirror with
Code:
lftp -c "open http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/4.4.4/ ; mirror x86"
as an example of the 4.4.4 32bit packages. There are rsync commands on the blog I believe.

To install the new packages, I usually just drop to runlevel 1, cd to the new x86 directory and upgrade the packages with
Code:
upgradepkg --install-new --reinstall */*.t?z
Be warned that 4.4.85 is NOT READY FOR PRIMETIME. Although it is usable.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 09:14 AM   #35
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Oops, I missed your post entirely...

Anyway, I copied and pasted the command from that page and got this:

Code:
gene@lemon:~$  rsync -av ?progress rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien-kde/4.4.4/x86_64

sending incremental file list
rsync: link_stat "/home/gene/?progress" failed: No such file or directory (2)
ERROR: module is read only
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(866) [receiver=3.0.6]
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (5 bytes received so far) [sender]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(601) [sender=3.0.7]
What am I doing wrong?
Code:
gene@lemon:~$  rsync -av ?progress rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien-kde/4.4.4/x86_64
You've got ?progress where you should have --progress.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 09:32 AM   #36
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Actually that turned out to be one of two errors I made... I also failed to copy the dot at the end of the command. Thanks. Anyway, it's downloading now. Once I've got it I'm going to drop into a console to do the install; I've learned the hard way that trying a DE upgrade from within the DE is always a poor idea. So perhaps one of you can tell me... what's the hotkey combo to get into a console in Slack? ctrl-alt-f2 doesn't seem to work on my machine.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 09:38 AM   #37
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CTRl+ALT+f2 works here to get to a console, but you should drop runlevels. I like single user mode personally. After the download, as root do
Code:
init 1
do your upgrade, and then
Code:
init 3
###or 
init 4
depending on your preferred runlevel.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 01:49 PM   #38
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Build went flawlessly! Thanks to all, especially Eric for the excellent package.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 02:31 PM   #39
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Using Eric's packages and all is well.............
 
Old 06-12-2010, 02:38 PM   #40
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Progress report... this thing is running WAY smoother after the upgrade. CPU usage is down, and the system is noticeably more responsive.
 
Old 06-17-2010, 09:39 PM   #41
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Quote:
Originally Posted by damgar View Post
http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde-...lackware-13-1/

It will vary a little bit depending on which version you go with. I normally create a local mirror with
Code:
lftp -c "open http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/4.4.4/ ; mirror x86"
as an example of the 4.4.4 32bit packages. There are rsync commands on the blog I believe.

To install the new packages, I usually just drop to runlevel 1, cd to the new x86 directory and upgrade the packages with
Code:
upgradepkg --install-new --reinstall */*.t?z
Be warned that 4.4.85 is NOT READY FOR PRIMETIME. Although it is usable.
Could you expand on that a bit? Is it buggy and crash-prone, or is it just kinda raw? If it's stable I'll probably install it; I want a usable Konqueror again.
 
Old 06-17-2010, 10:19 PM   #42
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I can recommend 4.4.4 with a clear conscience. Although I've experienced no crashes with 4.4.85, it is very raw and buggy, and I can't recommend it to anyone except people that like to run beta/dev software. It is usable and I expect it to be very nice when it's released.
 
Old 06-17-2010, 10:39 PM   #43
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I can recommend 4.4.4 with a clear conscience. Although I've experienced no crashes with 4.4.85, it is very raw and buggy, and I can't recommend it to anyone except people that like to run beta/dev software. It is usable and I expect it to be very nice when it's released.
I've already got 4.4.4. I'm thinking about upgrading to 4.4.85 because I'm sick of Firefox. If it's still buggy I'll probably skip it.
 
Old 06-17-2010, 10:53 PM   #44
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I didn't have any problems with Konqueror in 4.4.4. What problems are you having?

P.S. 4.4.86 was apparently released today. I'll hopefully have it built on a couple of machines by tomorrow so I would leave 4.4.85 alone anyway.

Last edited by damgar; 06-17-2010 at 10:59 PM.
 
Old 06-18-2010, 07:12 AM   #45
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Same problems that have existed with Konq for awhile... it's got problems rendering a a lot of modern web content. I'm hardly alone in this; it's a fairly hot topic on the KDE forums. Apparently the problems have largely been fixed in the Konq that will ship with KDE 4.5. I want it!

Let us know how it goes with 4.4.86.
 
  


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