On 22/04/11 19:40, Felix Miata wrote:
On 2011/04/22 16:38 (GMT+1000) Basil Chupin composed:
But before I remembered Mark's suggestion, I
went looking for an answer
and found that there is a bug in KDE4.6.0 and which, as implied, has
been fixed in KDE 4.6.1. Which is quite nice to know....if you only one
knew how to upgrade your current KDE 4.6.0 to 4.6.1 (let alone to
4.6.2!) to get rid of just one (presumably) small bug to make vlc work.
As I have forgotten over time the mystical
incantations required to
manipulate the Repositories info in (?)YaST to be able to upgrade this
current release of 11.4 with KDE 4.6.0 to KDE 4.6.1, would some kind
person, using plain, simple English, please, if it is not too much
trouble, tell me what I should do to add whatever necessary repos (NO
runes and in abbreviated form please!-please) to my installation so as
to be able to upgrade to KDE 4.6.1?
That particular question is probably better asked in opensuse-kde than
getting it lost in here with no KDE in the subject line.
You think so?....
I don't think there is any easy way to get to
Ah, now I am starting to remember.....
I went looking through
and it seems the only choices for 11.4 any more are 4.6.0, 4.6.2 or
4.7 devel. http://en.opensuse.org/KDE_repositories
seems to confirm
this, though rather obtusely.
To get to 4.6.1 you'd apparently have to build from source. 4.6.2 is
easier than that, though I don't see a way in YaST2's Community
repositories to make that easy.
.....yes, s-l-o-w-l-y it is coming back......
Nevertheless, adding _any_ repo is actually pretty
easy - if you know
how to find the one you want in a web browser or via FTP (as in using
MC in runlevel 3). The parent of the arch of any repo you want will
have a .repo file in it. Just copy that to /etc/zypp/repos.d/ and
either do zypper ref; zypper dup, or open YaST2 sw_single back up,
select the 4.6.2 meta package(s), and upgrade.
look like the right places for 4.6.2 for 11.4. *How to decide which to
pick is a mystery to me*,
Ah, yes! *Now* I remember!
To work openSUSE you need, as a minimum, a Master's Degree in *The
Advanced Chaos Theory* which then provides some sliver of a chance of
working out the conventions used in naming the repositories, what they
are really supposed to mean, and what they are meant to contain and
provide to the user.....and at which particular point in time...maybe.
If *YOU* cannot "decide which to pick" what chance do we, mere mortals,
but I'll bet there's a thread in the
opensuse-kde mailing list
archives that explains. If you can't find it likely posing the
question in opensuse-kde will lead to at least one useful reponse.
And if one does not subscribe to that mail list, has just come across
openSUSE, has installed it, has just read that there is KDE 4.6.1 (and
above) which is now available, what then does one do?
(Someone, who gave me an answer to my original question about vlc,
'categorically', shall we say, stated that I should install the version
of vlc directly from packman which will then absolutely work. I did go
to packman, I did install the version there -- but it worked just as
well as the one I originally installed when I re-installed 11.4, and
after I had already selected the packman repository: that is, it was a
BUT, what was most interesting, when I did go (directly) to packman
looking for vlc as suggested, and thinking that it may be an updated
version which will now work in 11.4, is that there was this very nice
thing (button/box) called "One Click Install" of vlc for openSUSE!
How very, very, very nice. "One click install"! Just click and vlc gets
Many thanks I guess must go to Pascal Bleser who maintains that app.
Wouldn't it be ever so nice if there was such a "One click install" for
something like KDE 4.6.1, hmm? Nah....not possible....too logical, and
too advanced in time-frame.....)
Oh, ouch, I am forgetting my manners :-( : Felix, thank you for your
"My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I am going to be an
uncle or an aunt."
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