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Old 10-07-2002, 06:44 PM   #1
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upgrading kde using rpms

Hi there,

I'm running Redhat 7.3 with KDE 3.0. I'd like to upgrade to KDE 3.03 using RPMs.

I've downloaded the KDE 3.03 RPMs for Redhat 7.3 (Unofficial contrib) from Running as root in a terminal, I try to run "rpm -Uvh *.rpm".

I get pages full of errors along the following lines:

file /usr/bin/kwikdisk from install of kdeutils-3.0.3-1 conflicts with file from package kdf-3.0.0-4

I know what the error is trying to tell me and why - I'm trying to update a file but using a different package to the one which currently owns that file on my system.

Is there anyway around this, other than finding a set of RPMs that match exactly the names of those installed on my system? I want to be able to update KDE whenever I choose but don't want to compile from source because I want to keep the packages managed.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated,

Old 10-07-2002, 07:01 PM   #2
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You can override the files with --force flag in rpm command
rpm -Uhv --force packagename.rpm
if it still gives an error you might want to give one more flag --nodeps. Run this commands on your own risk, 'cause it is going to override whatever it should override.


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