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Old 12-29-2009, 09:06 AM   #1
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Question Safely Upgrading to KDE 4.3.1 packages from vbatts

I want to upgrade my KDE packages using the files from, but I don't quite know how is the safe way to do that.

How could I know if there's a package already installed (so I can upgradepkg), or if it's new (so I have to installpkg)?

Should I have to download the files from there and somehow cross the information with the installed packages in /var/log/packages? Is there a simple way to do that, without checking one-by-one?

Thanks in advance!
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lftp -c "open ; mirror x86"
cd x86
upgradepkg --install-new *.t?z
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:00 AM   #3
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It has been recommended that you delete (or rename) the .kde folder in your /home/user directory before restarting with the new version of KDE. Doing so avoids odd behavior when the new KDE tries to use the old KDE's settings.

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Old 12-29-2009, 05:21 PM   #4
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Thanks, shylock and lufbery!
I'll try and install it with those recommendations... Luckly there's this option in upgradepkg!!


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