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Old 04-26-2004, 08:46 PM   #1
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can i use these rpm's to upgrade KDE?

im trying to upgrade KDE and found this on the web:
this is exactly what you do to upgrade to kde 3.2.1 in fedora or redhat9. This upgraded me to kde 3.2.1 so easily after so many other attempts failed. this will take care of all dependencies and all packages in 3 commands.

Download apt here
Install apt
Goto /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ and open kde-redhat.list

Replace kde-redhat.list with this one

This file is repositories meaning locations to download the kde files. This file contains enough repositories to make sure everything downloads correctly. I hope you have a cable modem, because you'll be downloading a lot of stuff.

After your kde-redhat.list is replaced, type the following 3 commands.
apt-get update
apt-get install kde themer qt arts kdelibs kdebase
apt-get dist-upgrade

apt-get update will download the necessary files to update to kde3.2.1 including dependancies.
apt-get install kde themer qt arts kdelibs kdebase is self explanitory
apt-get dist-upgrade will download the rest of the updates for the newest versions of your software such as openoffice, etc...

Good luck. And btw, I spent 5 hours trying to get kde to upgrade to 3.2.1. I download apt, used this kde-redhat.list file, did the 3 commands, and walla, it was all installed and perfect.

Once everything is finished, just logout of kde, type control + alt + backspace, and you'll kill the x server, and then just type startx at the command line and it'll reload x server with the new kde.
it says that its what one would do in Fedora or in RedHat9. I'm using Mandrake 9.2. is it possible for me to do this procedure? or will my KDE get screwed up (or worse, my system )?


Old 04-26-2004, 09:05 PM   #2
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Better not to, try to find RPMs compiled for Mandrake 9.2
Old 04-26-2004, 09:06 PM   #3
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yeah, ive been looking all over for those but i cant find any. id try to do it from source but maybe thats too hard. know any other methods that might be easier?


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