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Re: [SLE] Is KDE 3.2 ready for prime time?
  • From: LW999 <linux_sle@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 10:45:37 +0100
  • Message-id: <4080FCC1.6070908@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Paul W. Abrahams wrote:

On Wednesday 04 February 2004 2:00 pm, Ben Rosenberg wrote:


I had absolutely no trouble installing it on my 9.0 workstation in the
office or on my 8.2 box at home. For some reason 3.2 makes the bass
really sensitive..this may be an arts issue. I just turned down the bass
a bit and I have normal sound. There are deps that 3.2 has that 3.1.5
didn't have but those are all on the ftp sites. I used apt in both cases
to upgrade and it was pretty painless.


I tried to do it with apt, using the instructions on the apt4suse site particular to KDE 3.1 -> KDE 3.2, and I encountered dependency failures that killed the installation. I wonder what you did that I didn't do.

The other methods that have been suggested are:

1. red-carpet (which I ultimately succeeded with)
2. rpm -Fvh ftp://ftp.us.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/3.2/ix86/9.0/*.rpm
3. Pointing Yast at the ftp location cited above.

[2] failed consistently on a variety of errors, most often some globbing problem.

[3] probably doesn't work at all because Yast2 expects some additional directory structure between 9.0 and the packages, namely, /suse/i586.

It would be interesting to hear if anyone has actually succeeded with either [2] or [3].

Paul Abrahams





SuSE's site provides the packages to upgrade to KDE 3.2 but the instructions on updating are vague and unhelpful. Following their instructions resulted in a broken KDE installation. One solution was to roll back to the KDE installation provided on the original DVD. Using YaST2, all KDE packages were removed and Gonme installed, even if some dependencies were broken. After this, the KDE was restored.

After restoring to the default KDE, packages on KDE's ftp site were downloaded and installed. Instructions provided on the website are brief but concise. A few installed packages had dependency issues. These application were removed using YaST. For example, among other applications, K3B had to be removed. After this the installation when smoothly. KDE 3.2.1 was successfully installed and is a big improvement on KDE 3.1.4 or 3.1.5.

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