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Old 05-15-2005, 07:52 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Hyderabad, India
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
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KDE 3.4 in Fedora Core 2


I just successfully installed KDE 3.4 in my Fedora Core 2. And in the past, I was never able to upgrade KDE versions, (like when KDE 3.3 came), so I would like to share the story with you all.

Steps I followed to install KDE 3.4 on my system
I had the default KDE which is shipped with Fedora Core 2. I wanted to get the
new KDE 3.4 in my system. So, I used the steps below, and got it working. I
have noted down the sequence. Might be of help to you.

I opened and in the Download/Stable version section/Redhat(Unofficial packages)/Fedora Core 2/i386/RPMS 
... downloaded all the RPM files in a folder. 
I then copied all these files to /var/cache/yum/KDE-3.4/packages/ directory.

After that, I removed the package named below. 
I looked up, and 
to install the packages under the "rpm -Uvh" section. 

After that, I just run YUM. As I had already put the RPMs in the yum folder, 
it installed them without waiting to download. 
I did that because yum is certainly much slower that any download accelerator. 
Though, some packages it did download for satisfying dependencies. 
But that doesn't take much time.

Hope you don't have any problems installing it.

One more thing is that I installed kaffeine 0.6 and amarok, 
which failed to work. Please tell me if they work for you.

For any queries mail to anurag_rana [AT] students [DOT] iiit [DOT] net 
.... or to anurag [dot] s [dot] rana [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks.


rpm -e 

rpm -Uvh

yum command
yum upgrade kde*

There is a lot of more information about it, but it would make it very confusing to post it here, so you can visit the link... HERE to know more.


PS: Do contact if you need any help.
Old 05-21-2005, 07:12 PM   #2
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Thanks, this is very helpful and saved me a lot of time which I'd have otherwise spent doodling with konsole commands


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