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Old 03-18-2005, 12:04 PM   #16
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Goto http://www.linuxfordummies.org/addmedia/

Install a medium: contrib

You will find mas there.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 12:06 PM   #17
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Re: The thac repository has been updated....

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Originally posted by xavierh
now they have the full release, for those that upgrade to Release candidate 1.
Anyone want to be the guinnea pig for the FINAL release and can report back to us?
 
Old 03-18-2005, 12:22 PM   #18
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Quote:
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Goto http://www.linuxfordummies.org/addmedia/

Install a medium: contrib

You will find mas there.
I have already found mas here - www.rpmseek.com
Thanks
 
Old 03-18-2005, 12:23 PM   #19
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I have already found mas here - www.rpmseek.com
Thanks
NO!

You should always use the repositories!
 
Old 03-18-2005, 02:22 PM   #20
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Oh my gosh! So I decided to take the plunge and try KDE 3.4 from Thac's RPM.

I typed

urpmi --auto-select kdebase

and it proceeded to download and install KDE 3.4, HOWEVER, during the whole process, as I sat there and watched it work, I had problems connecting to my URPMI source, aca.oakland.edu, or whatever. It basically timed out. That's the URPMI source in Michigan. So, as I watched the download fail, it was unable to install certain things because it could not get files from the aca.oakland.edu mirror, but URPMI kept installing other things in KDE 3.4. All I kept seeing once in awhile was "installation failed." Now how do I know that I got a FULLY working KDE?? Can i start the whole process over? How do I do this?

damn you aca.oakland.edu mirror site!! Don't ever pick that as your URPMI source.

Ahhh crap! I just noticed that with the --auto-select feature, it seems to be upgrading my WHOLE mandrake system! It installed Gnome 2.9 and the new version of GIMP and all that. I fear some things may be broken now.... I shouldn't of have used the --auto-select

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Old 03-18-2005, 03:19 PM   #21
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The easiest way to fix this is to add another backup source or two, then uninstall the kdebase rpm (rather drastic) or one of the related RPM's...

e.g kdenetwork, etc.

This should pull in the missing rpms.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 03:30 PM   #22
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The easiest way to fix this is to add another backup source or two, then uninstall the kdebase rpm (rather drastic) or one of the related RPM's...

e.g kdenetwork, etc.

This should pull in the missing rpms.
I was not aware that you can add in multiple backup sources. I thought you were limited to one main,contrib,update, etc.. sources. Now I know, but it may be too late. I just hope my system isn't hosed. I just wanted it to install KDE 3.4, instead, I think using that --auto-select feature made me download everything on THAC's site, like I saw it downloading and installing GNOME 2.9. The whole process took over an hour to install so it must have installed everything on Thac's site. I may just have to do a complete format/reinstall of Mandrake now.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 03:45 PM   #23
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Here's another trick...

Download ALL the RPM's on Thac's site...

Or just the KDE ones...

Then change to that directory and

urpmi *.rpm

If anything is missing urpmi will also download what it needs.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 04:05 PM   #24
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Quote:
Originally posted by opjose
Here's another trick...

Download ALL the RPM's on Thac's site...

Or just the KDE ones...

Then change to that directory and

urpmi *.rpm

If anything is missing urpmi will also download what it needs.
Good news? I rebooted my computer and it's still using KDE 3.2.3! That must mean that the installation failed. I will start from scratch again and see what happens.

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Old 03-18-2005, 05:51 PM   #25
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OKay! All good! I have successfully upgraded to KDe 3.4 using Thac's RPM's. Aside from losing some icons on the control panel and on the desktop, everything seems to be working fine. My kCalendar is working and all my important dates are still there. phew!

By the way, I changed my URPMI mirror source and I was able to download the dependencies the RPM's needed, which solved my problem.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 06:26 PM   #26
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I upgraded to KDE 3.4 from 3.2 using the method provided above.

I lost my two CD Icons on my desktop.

When I double click home, it rarely opens (sometimes it'll open once thereafter not opening at all, and other times it won't even open once).

Also, it is impossible for me to change my file associations. When I go about changing avi filetypes to mplayer, the file association change is immediatly discarded. I can't even change the file assocation by selecting the properties of an avi file and changing it that way.

3.2 worked flawlessly, albeit somewhat outdated. Hopefully there will be a fix soon.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 06:56 PM   #27
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Often when moving from one version of KDE to another you need to delete (MANY) of the configuration files in ~/.KDE
 
Old 03-18-2005, 07:30 PM   #28
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I upgraded from Thac's rpm, and almost everything seems to work quiet good.

Almost.........

It's the second time I try to upgrade KDE with thac's rpm (first was kde 3.3, but finally used mdk ones) and each time sound in KDE is screwed up. (playing sounds like mp3 works -> using alsa i suppose)
In fact, the problem is bigger this time, system freeze if linux tries to start "sound" service (Arts ?) at boot (it loads just after Alsa).
I had to boot in interactive mode and choose to not start "sound" service (I since disabled sound service) to be able to load linux.
In fact, first time Alsa didn't word (but didn't stop linux booting) and I needed to run some script which did the job, except that when booting, it still says that I use alsa 1.06 instead of 1.08

So, my problem is how to fix the "sound" service to let me boot and also make sound woking in KDE ?

If you need some output of any kind to be able to help me more, please let me know and also how to get it.

Thanks

Last edited by bichenoubi; 03-18-2005 at 07:42 PM.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 07:24 AM   #29
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NO!

You should always use the repositories!
I always use the repositories
http://rpmseek.com/rpm-dl/mas-0.6.3-...:0:1:0:1661230 - it's repositories too
 
Old 03-19-2005, 01:38 PM   #30
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how to I get my mandrake control center back? i tried to run drakeconf (i think thats it) and I got a segmentation fault... Sorry if this is a simple question, but i'm still new to linux
 
  


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