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KDE 3.5.2 rpms for Mandriva 2006

Posted 04-02-2006 at 04:56 PM by bigjohn

Well, today I've been hovering over my system as I've noticed that there have been new RPMs made available for KDE 3.5.2 (for mandriva 2006) during the last couple of days. You'll have to search over at for links to the repositories.

It was a relatively painless experience. Just a case of running the software manager, going to the section where you configure where you want to download packages from, hitting the "add custom" button, pasting the repository address, add the bit to the box below and hitting OK.

The software manager then interrogates the mirror for package listings etc. When it's finished, hit OK.

You have to delete the older kde packages so that theres no conflicts. This is easily done (if you have other window managers/environments installed).

All I did was to close the session in KDE, start a session in Gnome, open the software manager, remove all the kde 3.4.2 packages, go into the rpmdrake+ part of the software manager (for adding packages) and selected all the kde 3.5.2 packages that I wanted and installed them. Bingo! KDE 3.5.2

It's fair to point out, that the package listing is huge, because it will list all that your system thinks is available i.e. some packages may show 2 or 3 different versions of the same package(s). Mine shows the kde stuff available as 3.4.2 (which is probably coming from the "main" mirror) as well as listings for KDE 3.5.1 and KDE 3.5.2 I just pick the latest/most recent ones.

All I'm now waiting for, is the KDE 3.5.2 "Kontact" facility to be available. It seems that the packager hasn't posted the libkontact-3.5.2 library yet - something to do with not having kdetoys-weather available for 3.5.2 though that doesn't matter so much, because I've installed the individual bits of the "kontact-suite" that I use regularly i.e. kmail and kpilot.

This is also a big TVM to the two characters who seem to be the packagers (or at least the main persons involved - as far as I can make out) know as "Thac" and "Ze". A big fat, "well done" and thankyou very much.
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