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Old 12-04-2003, 08:08 PM   #1
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Upgrading/Updating KDE

Hi all,

I am running on Redhat 9 and I would like to update the kde to 3.1.4.

I can get the rpms but when I try to install them , there is alwatys some problem, such as ...
This package conflicts with this and so forth..

Do I need to uninstall all previous kde packages and then install the new version of kde ?
If not what can I do...


PS: Don't tell me to install it from the source cause it takes days...
Old 12-04-2003, 08:30 PM   #2
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If these RPMs aren't compiled for redhat9 then it won't work, but if you really want to install it you need to solve the dependency/conflict problems manually(like removing all the offending packages and install from scratch, RPMs are evil...). Also because redhat9 uses a heavily customised version of KDE so even if you manage to get it installed, things might break.
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just pass ALL packages to be upgraded to rpm
together, not seperately....

Old 12-05-2003, 06:01 PM   #4
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The easiest way would be to upgrade to Fedora Core, by the way. Upgrading the desktop is typically not a good plan unless you really know what you're doing
Old 12-06-2003, 11:23 AM   #5
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Well, I know that if I install from the source code it's probably going to take a very very very long time.

I know about gentoo, whith emerge that downloads and compiles files on it's own.

I read about fedora with apt that deals with the problem that I am concerned with, but it's still not the answer to my current problem.

I wondered if I could use the rpm format to over write the pre-existing files, having no conflictuations, and no dependencies.

So far I know only how to supress the dependecies by:
rpm -ivh --nodeps filename.rpm

but when it comes to overwrite previously existinf files or conflictuations, I have no solution so far...

If you have any ideas please feel free to sggest,

Thanks for helping,

Old 12-06-2003, 11:58 AM   #6
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I upgraded KDE 3.1.0 to KDE 3.1.4, on Mandrake 9.1, using Mandrake 9.1 specific RPMS (from texstar) from the console, with urpmi.

Everything was fine. I just downloaded the kdebase=3.1.4, and it listed the other KDE packages that had to be installed. I said yes, install them. It finished, I logged out, and when I logged in again I had KDE 3.1.4. Everything ran great.

Maybe you could find some Red Hat 9 specific RPMs?
Old 12-06-2003, 04:41 PM   #7
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Use these:
download everything in the directory to an empty directory in your /home
become root
type rpm -u *
that should work
Old 12-08-2003, 09:01 PM   #8
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thank you to you all...

I got the packages from: (thanks mary)

with flashget(in windows) I got them all in 30 mins....

There were a lot of conflicts and dependencies... Yet, I found the way to deal with them:

rpm -U --nodeps --allfiles --force filename.rpm

the command works for every thing... no need to deal with any spearately.... you can do something like this

rpm -U --nodeps --allfiles --force a* --- this will install all files that begin with 'a'

by changing the letters ... gosh it's fast to install everything...

finally something useful about linux.....

now, I am running kde 3.14 and gnome 2.4 ,,, looks great...

I hope to learn enough to assist other people...

have a nice night everybody !

Old 12-09-2003, 12:33 AM   #9
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One thing to watch out for, is KDE is very touchy about qt.
Make sure you get a version of qt that will play nice with the version of KDE you want to install
Old 12-09-2003, 05:54 AM   #10
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I didn't give it much chance actually, but so far it looks fine... there are still some bugs with konqueror though,,, however it's way better...


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