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Old 08-25-2004, 06:33 PM   #1
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How to upgrade from KDE 3.2 to KDE 3.3 on SuSE 9.1


I have spent a considerable amount of time trying to find a thread on the "easy way" to install KDE 3.3 on SuSE 9.1, but can't seem to find the thread. I found it yesterday on LinuxQuestion.org, but I can't seem to find it today!

Please begin with where to download the exact file(s) that I need. I have just installed SuSE Linux 9.1 and have the latest "patches" on everything system-wide (according to YAST). I know I'm new to Linux, but whatever happened to downloading 1 file and executing it! ;-) [just kidding], I do however, need to know what file(s) to download and how to install those files.

Being fairly new to Linux, (learning quickly because it is now my only OS!), can someone please tell me step by step how to upgrade from 3.2 to 3.3? If you only know of a thread that will show me, I'd deeply appreciate the help. Again, I'm new, so please provide explicit command line details. Thanks!

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Old 08-25-2004, 10:03 PM   #2
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40 views and nobody knows how?
 
Old 08-26-2004, 12:14 AM   #3
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Per the LQ Rules, please do not bump your own thread until at least 24 hours have elapsed without a reply. Because the LQ membership is global, people in other time zones may not have seen this post yet, and thus it may take some time before a response is received.

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Given the above, expecting an answer in under 4 hours is a bit optimistic; please give folks some time, and if/when someone has advice to offer, he/she will post it. In other words, people who have seen a post may not know how to solve the issue, and similarly, people who may know how to solve the issue may not have seen the post. -- J.W.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 11:37 AM   #4
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I haven't upgraded myself yet, but I did find this. Hope it helps.

http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...59&hl=kde+3\.3
 
Old 08-26-2004, 11:40 AM   #5
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Thank you.

Thank you. My appologies to the Moderator "JW"and everyone else, I think of the time zone issue. I suppose I'm just too impatient. I'll be patient from now on "JW".

Thanks again for the link, ithawtewrong.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 11:46 AM   #6
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No problem skydart, we've all been in the same spot where we are anxious to get a reply to the question, but sometimes it does take some time before a reply is received, particularly when you consider that the LQ membership is worldwide. Thanks for understanding. -- J.W.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 12:03 PM   #7
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I think I found the answer

Incidently, I think I may have found the solution to updating to KDE 3.3.

I read the links that ithawtewrong has posted, and found that if you go to http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...pic=4013&st=30 and scroll near the bottom of the page, you'll find the source file you need to use.

From what I've read, you need to install from GNOME or some other front end, ensuring that KDE is not running. You can even do this through YaST (via GNOME). You'll need to change your "soure" in YaST, to wherever you placed the downloaded file. (you can get teh download link at the link I just posted).
 
Old 08-26-2004, 12:05 PM   #8
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well, the easy thing is to use YaST2...
add this in you download resources
Code:
ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/supplementary/KDE/update_for_9.1/yast-source/
and then do a System Update...

thats it
 
Old 08-26-2004, 12:34 PM   #9
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Smile Really?

All from within the KDE desktop using YAST? For real? Have you done that and if so, did you experience any problems?


When I go to that link, it provide a couple of different subdirectories, etc. What exactly do I need to download, and from what directory? OR, do I somehow tell YAST to point to the link you provided, and if so, how? As a new Source?

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Old 08-26-2004, 01:12 PM   #10
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all from KDE using YaST...yes
I did it when updating to 3.2.3 and when updating to 3.3...no problems what so ever

if you open Control Panel and click on the bottom buttom (i cant remember the name), then you click on the top button, below the Back button, where you can add sources. choose FTP source and add "ftp.suse.com" as server and "/pub/suse/i386/supplementary/KDE/update_for_9.1/yast-source/" as folder, then press OK.

After that you do a System Update, it is the button on the bottom

Im sorry, im at work now working on a windows box, so i cant remember the names of the different buttons....but i believe i remember where they are located

did this help you in any way?
 
Old 08-26-2004, 01:56 PM   #11
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UPDATE

I have found that I am in desparate need of the following two files. Once I have these two files, the installation of KDE 3.3 should be like clockwork.

libjack.so.0

libaspell.so.15

Here is my question. WHERE can I get these files and HOW do I install them? If you know, PLEASE provide a link for me and tell me how to install them. (If they are .rpm's I know how to install those); as I am very new to Linux and SuSE 9.1

I do not have an install CD, so that's not an option for me.

ANY help in this matter would be deeply appreciated. Thank you!

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Old 08-27-2004, 01:51 AM   #12
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hum, i have never had problems doing a System Update, so i have not encountered the problems you are having.
perhaps this is what you are looking for?


libaspell
libjack

remember, google is your best friend
 
Old 08-27-2004, 11:03 PM   #13
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Thank you, however, in so doing, I their are so many more dependencies. I'll have to wait for SuSE to be able to come out with it. Thanks anyway. Even tried after a fresh install.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 03:10 AM   #14
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very strange, how one thing works for one installation but not on the other...
 
Old 08-31-2004, 06:05 AM   #15
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Open Office failure after KDE 3.3 upgrade

I successfully updated to KDE 3.3 and found it very pleasant to look at, although it did seem a little slower on my 1.5GHz Centrino T41 ThinkPad. However I was less pleased when I discovered that OpenOffice refused to start up. Whichever module I used in OO I would get no further than the bouncing icon and then be returned to the KDE desktop.

I tried a YAST de-install and reinstall of OO without success before reverting to KDE 3.2.1.

I upgraded KDE using the method suggested by ZaphyR above, direct from the SuSE FTP server. I'm slightly disappointed that KDE did not update without consequence but I'm still happy with 3.2.1.

I just thought I would share my glitch in case others are similarly affected.

Regards

dkpw
 
  


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