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Re: [suse-kde] KDE 3.2
- From: Craig Ambrose <craig@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 18:58:43 +1100
- Message-id: <200402041858.43351.craig@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The quoted reply below was offlist, but I hope Lee won't mind me posting it
here, as others may find it interesting.
On the subject of installing KDE3.2 with SuSE, I have a couple of other
questions which I hope someone else has already encountered the answers to.
I'm familiar with using package management systems like apt, and I guess I'm
wondering if I can treat YaST2 in the same way. Can I set the ftp kde
supplimentary directory as an installation source in YaST2 and then just tell
it to update? Also, in a previous thread, I heard talk about not updating KDE
using YaST while within KDE. Is this necessary? I've certainly done upgrades
like this using apt before (from within KDE) without any problems.
So to summarise, I'm thinking that I'll go ahead and install KDE3.2, even if
it means that I lose the suseplugger and so forth until SuSE9.1 comes out. I
intend to do the following.
1. Download all the RPM's
2. Boot in a text only runlevel.
3. Run yast in text mode and install the packages.
4. reboot in graphical mode.
Does this sound like the right approach, and is it all necessary. ;)
On Wednesday 04 February 2004 5:20 pm, you wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 February 2004 11:20 pm, Craig Ambrose wrote:
> > At the risk of dragging this thread off topic slightly, I was
> > wondering what approach people generally favour with grabbing kde
> > updates. Is it worth doing it yourself, or is it easier to just wait
> > for SuSE to incorporate it officially. I'm new to SuSE, having just
> > moved from fedora, and I'm loving the functionality and stability,
> > but I do miss a lot of KDE3.2 features (I was previously running the
> > beta version). If I upgrade, will I lose a lot of SuSE functionality?
> > And if I don't, how long does SuSE usually take to incorporate new
> > major KDE releases.
> > Sorry for the rather vague newbie questions. ;) Anyone's thoughts
> > would be appreciated.
> > Craig
> Hi Craig,
> Because KDE 3.2 is so "hot" right now, SuSE is usually very good about
> getting a stable build out to the users. Because of the many changes
> from 3.1.x to 3.2, I don't think it was possible to maintain some of
> the perks SuSE adds when putting out the regular versions. They will
> get around to it, I have no doubt, but those things are not so
> important to the everyday workings of your KDE. I suspect that since
> it will only be about another month or two before 9.1 might show up,
> it's doubtful that we will see fixes for SuSEplugger, etc.
> The best thing to do, if you like to stay up to date, is find a good
> mirror and download the files for the new KDE from SuSE. Install them
> manually or use YaST2 to update from your hard drive. SuSE provides
> you many ways to work with the files.
> Glad to have you using SuSE, I think you'll find it very nice to work
> Hope that helps a bit,
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