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Old 10-24-2002, 03:09 PM   #1
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Question KDE upgrade

Can someone please help me I have mandrake 8.2 with kde 2.2.
I would like to upgrade it to the new 3 but I dont how to . I went to kde's site and downloadedthe files for mandrake 8.2 but there are 31 rpm files. Can someone please tell me which ones I need or if I have to do them all. Also can someone tell me the difference between an RPM file , and an SRPM file.
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Old 10-24-2002, 03:31 PM   #2
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Firstly, an RPM file is a binary-only file... it contains the program and (some) files required by that program. An SRPM is the same as a .SRC.RPM... it contains source files, of a sort. If you're not interested in recompiling them for your system (not always necessary), then don't go for the SRPM files. As for installing the Mandrake specific KDE3 RPM files, there should have been a (text) file explaining what to do. If I remember correctly, you'll need to move to the directory that you saved the files into, su root to become the root user (temporarily) and then give the command urpmi *...

Don't take my word for it, though... I haven't done this in quite a while.
Old 10-24-2002, 04:33 PM   #3
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You need to install the rpms in order. Start with qt, then kdelibs, kdebase and you can try to run it. Then install the rest (only the ones you want, usually you don't need all of them).
From the command line the commands will be like:
rpm -i qt_rpm_name_here
and so on.
You cna also use graphical package managers (like Kpackage etc).


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