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Old 11-30-2005, 12:01 AM   #1
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KDE 3.5 is out! Quick 'n Dirty Upgrade


Should anyone be seething at the teeth to try out the new KDE 3.5, here is one way to upgrade and install it simply.

There are contributed KDE 3.5 Slackware Packages on most, if not all of the mirrors. Choose an appropriate mirror, and create a directory to download all the packages to.

Mirrors: http://download.kde.org/download.php

We'll use wget to grab all the packages.
Code:
cd /path/to/download/dir
wget -r -np -nd --accept=tgz http://mirrors.isc.org/pub/kde/stabl...lackware/10.2/
This should grab all the packages for you. The mirror I used above was fast for me (~500kB/s), your milage may vary.

For the next step, you should probably exit X, although I performed it successfully while logged into fluxbox. I wouldn't recommend doing it while in KDE though.

Code:
su -
upgradepkg --install-new *.tgz
We use upgradepkg first to remove the old packages with the same names, and then installpkg to install any new ones that weren't installed previously. (Like I warned you, this is quick and dirty)

Twiddle your thumbs while you're waiting for Hard Disk read/writes to finish, and then log into KDE 3.5 Enjoy

If I've missed anything drastic, let me know and I'll edit this post.


-- Shade

Last edited by Shade; 11-30-2005 at 12:34 AM.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 12:31 AM   #2
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Re: KDE 3.5 is out! Quick 'n Dirty Upgrade

Quote:
Originally posted by Shade
We use upgradepkg first to remove the old packages with the same names, and then installpkg to install any new ones that weren't installed previously.
What's wrong with
Code:
# upgradepkg --install-new *.tgz
?

Quicker, but not so dirty!
 
Old 11-30-2005, 12:33 AM   #3
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Nothing wrong with it

Just wasn't aware at the moment. Thanks for pointing that out. I'll change the post above.

-- Shade
 
Old 11-30-2005, 04:44 AM   #4
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wow that's nice....thanx for that howto and link
 
Old 11-30-2005, 05:17 AM   #5
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KDE is nice. Slackware 10.2 comes with KDE and no Gnome. But instead of gnome it would be nice to bundle enlightenment DR17 desktop manager (just a theoretical thought ).
I had once downloaded all the sources for DR17, compiled and configured them as written in teh , but it didnt work for me.
I recently googled web for elnlightenment DR17 slack packages but found none. Maby someone has dealt with DR17 on slack and can provide some good info on that.

Cheers!

:^)
 
Old 11-30-2005, 11:05 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by lockout
[B]
I recently googled web for elnlightenment DR17 slack packages but found none. Maby someone has dealt with DR17 on slack and can provide some good info on that.

Cheers!
You could try these.
Don't know if it works, I compile my own E17

http://sourceforge.net/projects/slacke17
 
Old 11-30-2005, 11:48 AM   #7
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Enlightenment packages are available at http://linuxpackages.net/ but since the system is quite alpha many usability features are not present. That is not to say that it is not stable, for it generally is (some applications crash).

As for KDE 3.5..... I have never seen a major KDE release without some annoying and glaring bugs. Hopefully not this time. I'm planning on just waiting to 3.5.1
 
Old 12-01-2005, 01:55 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by coffeedrinker
Enlightenment packages are available at http://linuxpackages.net/ but since the system is quite alpha many usability features are not present.
I allready checked that site - i didnt find any enl17 packages, maby because they are under another name than enligtenment (I guess so). It is one of my favorite sites [linuxpackages.net] for searching on slack packages (besides official slack site).

Quote:
You could try these.
Don't know if it works, I compile my own E17

http://sourceforge.net/projects/slacke17
Yep!! This one is the ONE I was looking for - thanks!
 
Old 12-01-2005, 12:59 PM   #9
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At Linuxpackages type in "enlightenment" and select "any" for version.

By the way, I do compile my own as well. Let's you tweak the themes....
 
Old 12-03-2005, 02:39 PM   #10
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deleted, was just a test.

Last edited by Shade; 12-09-2005 at 07:51 PM.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 04:38 AM   #11
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After I upgraded to 3.5, when I opened kpackage, there are no packages listed. How can I fix this? I often use kpackage to see if I have a certain program installed. When I go to Settings > Configure KPackage, everything is grayed out except Remote Host and RPM. Slackware is grayed out and it says "Slackware: installpkg not found."
 
Old 12-05-2005, 10:15 PM   #12
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Thanks shade, worked like a charm
 
Old 12-06-2005, 09:01 PM   #13
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I'm having the same problem as misterwiddle above. After I upgraded to KDE 3.5 I noticed that Kpackage no longer listed anything as installed, new, upgraded, nothing. Anyway to "refresh" it and get the installed apps listed again?

After looking around a bit, it seems I've lost settings for other things too. i.e Xsane, kopete, etc.
Hmmm, might not have upgraded if I knew I was going to loose settings for things. Shouldn't it have just kept the settings for most things?

BTW, I upgraded by downloading all the *tgz file from a mirror, then ran upgradepkg --instal-new *.tgz
 
Old 12-09-2005, 05:52 AM   #14
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Hi guys..after upgrade to KDE 3.5 , you must logging by root to get kpackage working.


Thanks,
Ricardson
 
Old 12-09-2005, 06:00 AM   #15
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Or use kdesu like below:


kdesu kpackage


Thanks,
 
  


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