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Old 04-18-2004, 09:14 PM   #1
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Unhappy best way to update kde without chrashing

I am new to linux. I am using fedora core 2 test 2. I want to try the newest kde as I hear that it is the latest and greatest. I have tried three times now to do this, but to no avail. I always have ended up just re-installing... I do NOT want to have to do this again. Here is a breakdown of what I want to do.

1) update to the newest KDE
2) update to the new openoffice
3) install konqueror (I hear that this is a good web browser that works well with KDE)

I would also like suggestions on what is the best way to install these (ie yum, apt, redcarpet)
Help on post-installation items would be appreciated as well (ie a couple of ways to get them to work if my xserver crashes or needs to be reconfigured)

any help and or direction on where to get the answers would be appreciated

Old 04-18-2004, 09:40 PM   #2
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A good way I have found to update kde is by using yum. Take a look at this tutorial, the yum tutorial is the second. I would presume the same would work for updating openoffice. As for browsers I suggest Mozilla Firefox

Good luck.
Old 04-18-2004, 10:22 PM   #3
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Okay, I must be drunk, because I'm HELPING people instead of pissing them off.


Go to the download part and get yourself a OOo file.
Then type "tar -xzf pathoffile" and change into that directory you just made. Then type in ./setup . After that, become root and type in ./install then set that directory to your path by going to ~/.bashrc and typing in "export PATH=$PATH:/pathofOpenOfficefile" then restart the x server and log in again. Now you can type "soffice" in to run it. W00t!

Now, Konqueror is also KDE's file manager and it is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL to be running or else KDE won't work at all. Go to your distro's web page and see if they have the download files for the KDE 3.2.1 and follow their directions.
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sorry i did not hank you for you help sooner........



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