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Old 02-02-2004, 05:56 PM   #1
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KDE update and RH 9.0 Kernel update

KDE version: 3.1-12 Red Hat
Release: 2.4.20-28.9
Machine: i686

Please, tell me (or give me a link to sites with enough documentation) how to install without problems the final KDE version. I saw there is new one, so I think it would be better to use it. And as I read, there are some security updates in this new version.

The other question is: which is the final kernel version for RH 9.0? As you can see I'm using 2.4.20-28.9, and with up2date tool there is not newer one. But on there is 2.6 or something. And: if there is newer kernel and I download it, what problems can I expect? I mean, is there a problem to upgrade from 2.4.* to 2.6.* or I must install the "middle" kernel versions?

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Old 02-02-2004, 06:13 PM   #2
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up2date checks with the official RedHat servers to see if there are any updates you need to install on your system. If up2date doesn't show there is an update, then there isn't an official update. You can go to and look up RedHat to see what versions of software they have in the release.

If you want a newer kernel, you will have to compile your own, or get one somebody else compiled. No, you don't need to install any kernels between the version you have and the version you want. You can jump from 2.4.20 to 2.6.1, if you want.

If you want a newer KDE, pretty much same as above. Check . They have an apt repo... See next paragraph.

You can go to and get apt. There are third-party servers that have updated software you can download and install with apt. Of course, they aren't "official". But, I run Fedora and have a number of repositories listed in my apt list.

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