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Old 07-22-2002, 04:59 PM   #1
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kde3 upgrade

I buy a linuxformat magazine that come with a dvd full of software.
I have kde3 in there.
can anyone please howto execute the dvd from the terminal just to look for the kde3, and how do I install it.
I am using mandrake 8.1
Old 07-23-2002, 03:10 AM   #2
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I took the plunge and installed KDE3... forcefully. It's working perfectly, unlike what I expected.

I can tell you how, but I can't help you with any problems that may arise from the instructions below.

I borrowed a KDE3 CD from a friend. It contains all distro installs. The README said it was best to remove 2.* first.

1) log out & back in as root under gnome
2) open terminal, go to the kde3 folder
3) rpm -e --nodeps `rpm -qa |egrep ^kde`
4) rpm -Uvh --nodeps --force *.rpm

There were 132 rpm's. All installed. You don't need all, but at least the basics.
Recommendation: Since we have switched to building more modular KDE
packages, users of KDE 1.x or 2.x should remove the older KDE packages
and then install the new ones rather than trying to update.
Deleting the old packages will not delete settings etc. stored in the
users' home directories.

To remove the old packages and install the new ones, run:

cd /where/you/downloaded/the/KDE3/RPMS
rpm -e `rpm -qa |egrep ^kde`
rpm -Uvh *rpm

Last edited by jetblackz; 07-23-2002 at 12:05 PM.


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