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Old 11-03-2004, 04:56 AM   #1
denning
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updating to kde 3.3


how safe is it to update slackware 10.0 with slackware current packages? I want to know before updating to slackware 3.3 because I dont want to muck up my system which I took considerable time getting my winprinter working over ipp.

Any experiences with things breaking after updating to kde 3.3? i am concerned with arts or cups in particular.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 05:49 AM   #2
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Well I know at least to thing you need to do, update glibc (it's compiled to use the one at current) and add libidn. I would try first upgrade KDE and start then "debugging" it's needs and correcting them.

Regarding arts, I personally disabled it when I was using KDE, just a personal choice, I don't think it will break when you update.
And CUPS should work fine too, I never had trouble with it when updating and it's not part of KDE so it shouldn't break by updating it.

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Old 11-03-2004, 05:59 AM   #3
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The upgrade to KDE 3.3.1 went O.K. for me, but, with one exception, I followed the very conservative procedure outlined by XavierP in another thread (that I believe you started, actually):

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=243568

EXCEPTION: I downloaded my KDE 3.3.1 packages from Current rather than from the download.kde.org site. There may be no difference; I didn't check carefully to see.

NOTE 1: I had already done all the Current changes through Oct. 25 with the exception of the KDE upgrades, which I postponed for fear of goofing something up.

NOTE 2: In addition to XavierP's instructions in the second post of the thread, there's a followup post from XaxierP further down the thread that mentions adding "arts" as an argument for removepkg. I didn't see this, but I didn't have any problems, perhaps because I had already upgraded arts when I moved from 10.0 release to Current.

All that said, I don't see a particular performance increase in KDE 3.3.1 vs. KDE 3.2.x. But I have trouble resisting upgrades, for some perverse reason. After I get burned badly, I'll probably be more conservative. I do try to take the most conversative upgrade approach, however, by following the instructions from ringwraith and major.tom here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=247632

So far, so good. I hope it goes well for you, too.
 
  


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