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Old 06-02-2003, 06:13 PM   #1
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Updating Qt for a newbie


I currently run Redhat 8.0 with KDE 3.0. I want to upgrade to KDE 3.1 (and the latest version of K3b) but I need to update Qt first.

Updating KDE is well documented but I can't find much information on updating Qt. Qt 3.0.5 is already installed and I have the source for Qt 3.1.1 and get as far as extracting it, but from there I am stuck.

The install file talks about modifying the .profile settings but I'm not sure what I am doing and how it will effect the old version of Qt.

Any advice or if someone can point me to a Redhat 8 rpm would be much appreciated!
 
Old 06-02-2003, 09:20 PM   #2
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Using RPM based distros and utilizing source
tarballs for an update is never a good idea...

That said, you can either try to find a qt3.1.1 rpm
that's meant for RH, or you can look at your rpm
database ( rpm -ql `rpm -qa | grep -i qt`), and force
the qt makefile (using the configure script, and it's
various options, ./configure --help for more info)
to overwrite your existing QT ...


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Old 06-02-2003, 09:58 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Tinkster
Using RPM based distros and utilizing source
tarballs for an update is never a good idea...

That said, you can either try to find a qt3.1.1 rpm
that's meant for RH, or you can look at your rpm
database ( rpm -ql `rpm -qa | grep -i qt`), and force
the qt makefile (using the configure script, and it's
various options, ./configure --help for more info)
to overwrite your existing QT ...


Cheers,
Tink
Thanks! I have downloaded Qt 3.1.2 from http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/ and will try installing that. Does this mean that it's probably not a wise idea to update KDE from the source (I already have all the source files on CD)? Should I download all the RPM's for RH 8 instead?
 
Old 06-02-2003, 10:43 PM   #4
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After looking more into http://kde-redhat.sf.net/ i think the best idea would be to install apt, and update KDE that way.

I'm still relatively new to Linux and haven't used any online RPM updaters. Using apt to update KDE, would this also install Qt? If so, this sounds like the best solution, just very slow on my 56k connection.

Any thoughts?
Thanks.
 
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apt (or it's graphical cousin, synaptic) would
be a good choice :) (if you are the kind of person
who trusts others to make decisions for your box ;})

Personally I install everything from source
after my base-installation of Slackware...

Cheers,
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Old 06-03-2003, 07:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help. I'll try out apt, for now i'll have to be content with letting others make desiscions for me! Baby steps...
 
  


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