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Old 03-01-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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Upgrade to KDE 3.2 on Mandrake

Hi all
What do I ne
ed to do to upgrade to KDE 3.2. Amy eay way to do it? I have
on my machine? Do I need to play with kernel before upgrading?
Mt modem is working with the existing one. I will try to find the drivers for new kernel (if I am able to upgrade) but if I can't will I be able to restore my current kernel.
As one can see I have not proper knowledge of what needs to be done. Can anybody tell me the methodical way to do it.
Thanks a lot
Old 03-02-2004, 02:52 AM   #2
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As far as I can tell, no, there is no easy "official" way to upgrade to KDE 3.2 at this time. You could install 10.0 RC1 (but if you do that, Mandrake suggests that you uninstall KDE 3.1.x first, which does not bode well, imo). The install will also upgrade your kernel and a number of other things, but this is a Release Candidate, not a final, so it still contains bugs and in general it is not necessarily worth upgrading your entire distro with a beta just to get KDE 3.2.

Alternatively, you could upgrade from the Cooker (unstable) repository (most likely uninstalling KDE 3.1.x first is also recommended if you do it that way). Insofar as Cooker is mostly frozen (as Cooker will become 10.0 when released), this is relatively safe-- except that as work continues on finalizing 10.0 the package revisions are changing often, so dependencies may be a bit broken (fixable, but again, is it worth it?).

A third alternative would of course be to uninstall KDE 3.1.x and compile KDE 3.2 from source from Bleh.

The easy but unofficial way is to add Bluehawk's repository to your Software Media Manager (url can be found at Mandrake Linux Package Sources, and then update normally using RPMDrake. Don't know if KDE 3.1.x should be uninstalled before using that repository, but I would "think" not.


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