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Old 03-26-2005, 08:56 AM   #1
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Updating to KDE 3.4 (Need Advice)


I would like to update KDE to 3.4 on my system which is running Slack-Current. I have downloaded all of the packages provided on the Linuxpackages website, but I am afraid to install it since I have read about a few people trashing their systems which these packages. So here are my questions for the experts in this forum.

1. Should I use these packages or wait until Pat updates current?

2. If I use these packages, will "updatepkg *.*" on the folder containing ALL of the downloaded KDE 3.4 files be the best method of update?

3. Do I need to find QT 3.4?

4. The Linuxpackage site provides to 3 files (cyrus-sasl ,libmusicbrainz AND libtunepimp) neither of which are listed on the KDE website as files pertaining to KDE. Do I need to install these packages for Slackware? Why?

Thanks!!

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Old 03-26-2005, 09:07 AM   #2
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1. you can wait if your not in a gr8 rush to have kde 3.4

2. yes that should work

3. check kde site on what pkgs are requeired

4. they are required by some of the kde3.4 pkgs
 
Old 03-26-2005, 09:44 AM   #3
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If you go to download.kde.org and look in the pub/kde/stable/3.4/contrib/Slackware/10.1/ directory those are official packages.

Example:
ftp://ftp.rutgers.edu/pub/kde/stable...lackware/10.1/
 
Old 03-26-2005, 10:30 AM   #4
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took their time getting there
 
Old 03-26-2005, 11:26 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by dmh11686
If you go to download.kde.org and look in the pub/kde/stable/3.4/contrib/Slackware/10.1/ directory those are official packages.

Example:
ftp://ftp.rutgers.edu/pub/kde/stable...lackware/10.1/
So there ARE official Slack 10.1 packages on the KDE site? DOH!!! I've always updated my system using the Slack packs from the KDE website. They have always worked like a charm. Thanks for the info!
 
Old 03-26-2005, 08:33 PM   #6
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I updated all of the packages, BUT when I restarted my Slack box it can't load KDM. It gets locked saying something like "Starting X session manager...." and it is stuck.

NEED HELP FAST!!! This computer is my work computer (I keep my students grades on there!).




BTW, I updated my system to Slack current prior to the KDE upgrade.

***EDIT***

I booted the system to run level 3 and was able to type "startx" to get into a KDE 3.4 session, BUT KDM is not functional.

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Old 03-26-2005, 08:38 PM   #7
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tubatodd,

First, change your init to 3 in your /etc/inittab, so you boot to the CLI, then startx.
Check the logs. and go from there. Post back if you need to
-tw
 
Old 03-26-2005, 08:50 PM   #8
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OK.....the problem magically fixed itself. KDM loads fine.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 08:51 PM   #9
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Glad to hear.
-tw
 
Old 03-26-2005, 09:01 PM   #10
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There are not official slackware packages at kde, someone other slacker contributed them to kde. Patrick probably wont even build an official one until kde 3.4.1 comes out. But I'm sure they are good, kde isn't hard to build. It just a matter of someone taking the time to compile it.

I notice no slacker ever contributes packages to the gnome project. I guess that would be to much more work involved and people don't want to do it.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 08:35 AM   #11
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Swaret will now upgrade the official KDE packages to version 3.4. However, see my post about the qt packages:

Attention when upgrading to qt-3.3.4-i486-1
 
Old 03-27-2005, 08:58 AM   #12
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kde 3.4 is already in current
 
Old 03-29-2005, 10:04 AM   #13
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10.1 packages on 10.0?

will the 10.1 slack packages work on 10.0?

thanks!
 
  


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