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Old 05-25-2004, 07:32 AM   #1
mrosati
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Question can i remove old kde pachages??


hi
i have successfully installed kde 3.2.2 (i got slack packets from www.linuxpackages.net) and now my question is:
since i am using the new packages, such as kdelibs3.2.2 & co., can i remove the old kde 3.1.4 packages?

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Old 05-25-2004, 07:39 AM   #2
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yes you can....
however, I would always recommend running offcial Slackware packages when available. The new KDE packages are available in slackware-current on any of the slackware mirrors. The ones from linuxpackages.net sometimes are problematic (ymmv).
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:52 AM   #3
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i dont think official packages are much better... the packages i downloaded from linuxpackages.net works perfectly. moreover there are some other packages that are not present in slackware.org kde mirror and they are also optimized for i686 (in slackware.org they are i486)

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Old 05-25-2004, 08:04 AM   #4
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Depends on what you used to install the new packages. Official packages of KDE 3.2.2 are not available for Slackware-9.1. The slackware-current packages are for use with Slackware-current, which is a different version of Slackware than 9.1. They may or may not work on a 9.1 system.

If you use the upgradepkg command, the old version of the software you are installing/upgrading will be removed first and the new package will be installed.

If you use the installpkg command, existing files can be overwritten by files of the new package. When afterwards uninstalling the older version of the package , you risk losing those files as well. Reinstalling the new packages will restore those files.

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