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Old 07-08-2004, 09:52 PM   #1
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updating to kde 3.2

im currently runing kde 3.1 on suse 9.0, i want to update to 3.2 so i can get a certain theme on kde, and i can't figure out how to update it, any ideas?
Old 07-09-2004, 04:51 AM   #2
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Do a
rpm -qa | grep kde
This will produce a list of all the kde-related rpm's present on your system.

Then go to the kde ftp server and download all the packages you have to upgrade - don't forget to also download the corresponding arts and qt3 packages.
Dump them all in an empty directory.
cd to that dir and issue
# rpm -Uvh *.*
This will update KDE to the version you downloaded.

I've heard people say that it was best to first log out of KDE into gnome before updating but this is how I did it before and I haven't had any problems.
Old 07-09-2004, 05:08 AM   #3
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I just did this very upgrade last night on my SuSE 9.0. box. I had upgraded KDE previously to 3.2.1 from 3.1 which ships with SuSE 9.0 but decided to go to 3.2.2. I'm pleased I did as the desktop is noticeably faster, smoother and generally an improvement.

I downloaded every rpm from the KDE FTP server for SuSE 9.0 and placed all of the RPMs in one directory on the desktop. Dropping into the command line, I executed the following command which uses YAST as opposed to the RPM command:

yast2 --install *.rpm

This will start the text version of YAST and although it may appear as if nothing is happening for a while, about half an hour on my PIII, when the command prompt returns you should have a cleanly installed version of KDE. Restart the session and enjoy.

I prefer using YAST as it takes care of all dependencies for you.
Hope that helps and good luck!



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