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Old 08-19-2002, 04:42 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1,Suse 8.2
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Install KDE3 and / goes into the red

I have just downloaded and installed KDE3,but now my / partition is 98%
full.After checking what packages are installed,I noticed that the
previous packages(KDE 2.2.2) are still installed.
I was under the assumption that if you upgraded to a later version of a
package/packages the previous version would be uninstalled,is this
assumption valid.I tried to uninstall some of the older packages,but
this gave me a dependency error and would not let me uninstall.
What would be the effect on KDE3,if I forced the uninstalling of the
older packages with the --nodeps option.
I could probably resize my partitions with Partition Magic,is there a
way to do this within Linux(Mandrake 8.2).


Old 08-19-2002, 04:59 AM   #2
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Whew, ok, let me try this methodically:

No, this assumption is not valid, at least not in the case of KDE2 and KDE3. KDE3 seems to go into the /opt directory, making it completely separate from KDE2.

I doubt it would matter if you uninstalled them, as long as you do have the newer packages installed. I didn't uninstall them though, so I am simply guessing that it would not "hurt".

Yes you can resize, use a program called Parted.

Good luck, and if those answers don't help, please let us know.

Old 08-19-2002, 05:14 PM   #3
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You can uninstall all *-devel* KDE packages (should be no dependencies). What more? All kde* should uninstall easily when you leave qt, kdelibs and kdebase. Packahes like kdemultimedia, kdegames etc should be uninstalled without dependencies.


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