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    Updating KDE - Help me please.

    Hi,

    I'm quite a newbie in Linux, and I would like to know the method on "How to update KDE" (update from KDE 3.0 to KDE 3.1). Usually, everybody says something like "If you're a newbie ... don't do it!!", but I don't want to be a newbie all the time, so: please, can somebody help me???
    Thanks a lot for all the help that you can give .
    Bye, and see you later.




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    Re:Updating KDE - Help me please.

    Kinda depends on the distro. If you use an RPM based distro, put all of the new update rpms in a folder, cd to that folder, then go to su mode and issue the command:

    rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps *.rpm

    Be sure to do this in console mode.

    This works well on SuSE. I can't swear to others.

    On Debian, I suppose apt would do the job very well, but I leave that advice to the Debbies...

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    Re:Updating KDE - Help me please.

    Depends on the distro you're using. Which one is it?

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    hello,
    check out this thread at my other hangout

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    Re:Updating KDE - Help me please.

    Sorry, I forgot to tell you: I use Linux Mandrake 9.0 :.

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    Re:Updating KDE - Help me please.

    [quote author=cga link=board=2;threadid=6539;start=0#61535 date=1047089282]

    rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps *.rpm

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    The force is evil. More hell is caused by that than any good.

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    Ok, how should I do?? Where can I get the best rpms, and which ones must I download??
    Thanks a lot for your help .
    Bye, and see you later.


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    well, ther best method I can come up with is check their site. If that doesnt have it, see if someone has an apt-rpm source for it. RedHat has one and supposedly works well. Cant confirm. I am gonna hold till RH8.1 personally or if I ever can make FreeBSD work, I will use ports.

    But anytime you use --force or --nodeps, you are asking for trouble. You are essentially turning off one of the safety features and forcing the rpms into the system, safe or not.

    Apt-rpm should work okay. Alot of RedHat guys are using some source (I will find out for ya) and using apt-rpm and synaptic to update it.

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    Re:Updating KDE - Help me please.

    Ok, thanks a lot !
    But, will it work correctly with Linux Mandrake 9.0 if I use those RedHat rpms??Don't I risk to screw up my KDE by installing this "RedHat Version of KDE" (I ask that because I read this on Mosfet's website)???
    So, what you say is: I download the rpms from the first link, then I install the program that is at the second link and then with that program I install the rpms of the first link???
    ... Now I juste need to reinstall my Linux Mandrake 9.0 because I formated a few days ago, and I'm still under Win .
    If I make any kind of mistake while trying to update KDE 3.0 to KDE 3.1, and if I use Linux and Win on the same PC trough Lilo, do you think I could get big problems, like not being able to access Win again??
    Thanks again for your help .
    Bye, and see you later.




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