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Old 09-30-2004, 08:47 AM   #1
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KDE 3.3 RPM's don't install.

Hi, I'm running SuSE linux 9.1 pro on my box, I wish to update KDE from 3.2 to 3.3. I have obtained all of the RPM files but when I come to install them, yaST just tries to install the original packages from the CD's. I've tried running as root aswell and got the same result, can anyone tell me what the heck is going on?

Old 09-30-2004, 09:50 AM   #2
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rpm -Uvh kde-blah.rpm

think that should do..
oh yes.. blah.. dont actually type that.. type the name of the packagaes od try *.rpm
Old 09-30-2004, 10:24 AM   #3
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as in the previous post, just open up a console and type:

su   *you will need to supply the root password*
rpm -Uvh *.rpm
this will ATTEMPT to install all the rpms in one swoop. You will most likely not be able to install everything on the first try. Write down the dependency issues that the console gives you. Next, go into Yast and install the dependent files. There are several that do not get installed by default when you install Suse that are needed. One in particular is mad-devel. This is needed before the Arts upgrade can be installed. There are a few more. Once you are sure you have the external depedencies covered (by external, i mean dependant on things not in the folder where you have the KDE3.3 rpms), then you may do this:

rpm -Uvh *.rpm --force --nodeps
this will force the RPM's to install, regardless of dependency issues. Do this ONLY AFTER YOU ARE 100% SURE that the external dependencies are satisfied. You will still get dependency issues after this, as some of the RPM's depend on others in the same folder that the installer simply hasnt gotten to install yet, as there are so many RPM's and it doesnt seem to get them in the right order..

Upon completing the upgrade, log out, and log back in, and you should be done.

If you need any additional help, feel free to post back, and i or someone else will be glad to assist.



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