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Old 11-12-2005, 08:25 AM   #1
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Installing KDE3.5 tgz


I have KDE 3.4.2 - If I install the KDE 3.5 tgz packages without
uninstalling the KDE 3.4.2 ones, will I be able to choose which of
the 2 to use, or will there be horrible overwrite issues?

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Old 11-12-2005, 08:36 AM   #2
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horrible... overwrite... issues...
 
Old 11-12-2005, 08:41 AM   #3
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I thought that may have been the case,
ok thanks!

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Old 11-12-2005, 08:43 AM   #4
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3.5 ? I'll have to get that.

I've read somewhere before, I don't recall where and it was during the time of 3.3, that it is possible to have multiple versions installed, but it would have to be from source tar.gz packages. They would have to be configured to install into different locations.
If you're installing from tgz packages the install destination will be the same for both, /opt/kde.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 09:19 AM   #5
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yeah - I was getting confused because I rememebr SuSE had a kde3.3 folder,
and so I was thinking along those lines, but it doesn't seem worth it!

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Old 11-12-2005, 12:18 PM   #6
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I know it's very well possible in Gentoo, this way you can choose between your current KDE and KDE3.5 when logging in using KDM or equivalent login managers. It did'n b0rk my KDE3.4.2 at all. When I found KDE3.5 stable enough, I just removed KDE3.4.2 without any problems.

It should work the same in Slackware, but don't shoot me for that if it turns out different.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 12:22 PM   #7
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SO it is quite stable enough?

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Old 11-12-2005, 12:48 PM   #8
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It's still officially Beta, but it's the most stable Beta i've ever seen, I haven't run into 1 single (KDE related) problem yet in about 1 month, so I'd go for it.

backup your ~/.kde dir, if KDE3.5 really gets screwed just remove all of it and switch back to the stable one
 
Old 11-13-2005, 10:16 PM   #9
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Re: Installing KDE3.5 tgz

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I have KDE 3.4.2 - If I install the KDE 3.5 tgz packages
Whoa. First tell us where you got 'em. I've been itchin' to try 3.5, but I hate compiling stuff.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 10:37 PM   #10
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From the kde.developement.org website:
"November 23rd, 2005: Targetted Release Date"

for kde 3.5 stable.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 11:00 PM   #11
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From the kde.developement.org website:
"November 23rd, 2005: Targetted Release Date"

for kde 3.5 stable.
I'm asking about where to find the beta builds.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 04:21 AM   #12
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ok I'll find them, just a sec
 
Old 11-14-2005, 04:24 AM   #13
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ftp://ftp.solnet.ch/mirror/KDE/unsta...Slackware/10.2

That is one mirror... if those don't work, I still have the ones I downloadedthan I can share on my server if needed.

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Old 11-14-2005, 04:42 AM   #14
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ftp://ftp.solnet.ch/mirror/KDE/unsta...Slackware/10.2
Cheers mate.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 04:43 AM   #15
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pleasure... always good to snoop around a little bit!

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