Re: SUSE 9 and KDE3.2 from SUse (share your experience)

Date: 02/23/04

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    On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 12:27:22 +0100, Edwin van Woerkens wrote:

    > Ermanno Bonifazi schreef het volgende op 22-2-2004 11:58:
    >> Anyone have installed KDE from official suse web site and will share his
    >> experience, sensations, problems?
    > I had no problems after the upgrade. I followed the instructions from
    > "pdiddy" and everything went smoothly. I had to uninstall about two
    > packages from SuSE to solve problems with dependencies. After the
    > upgrade to 3.2 I lost SuSEWatcher for automatic updates.
    > "First download, the kdebase3-3.2.0-7.i586.rpm rpm. Place this in a
    > temporary
    > directory that you have access rights to. You will need to run this rpm
    > AFTER the install. For saftey sakes, I would recommend downloading the
    > kdebase3-kdm-3.2.0-7.i586.rom as well. Place it in the same temp folder
    > that you have access to. You will need the first, and possibly the second.
    > Launch Yast 2 as root, or you will need the root password once you launch
    > it.
    > Under Software, Choose the "Change Source of Installation". Click "ADD" and
    > choose "FTP".
    > For the "Server Name" type in
    > For the "Directory on Server" type in:
    > pub/linux/suse/
    > For "Authentication" select the checkbox Anonymous.
    > Click "OK".
    > Make sure that both your default installation src (Suse Linux Version 9.0
    > URL dvd:///;devices=/dev/..." Status is On. If the status is not ON, enable
    > it by clicking the "Enable" button. Make sure you new Name (ie
    > supplementary KDE 3.2 update) "Status" is also on. If it is not, highlight
    > it and click the "Enable" button.
    > Go back to Yast2 and from the "Software" section, select "Install and Remove
    > Software". Make sure that your Suse Source DVD or CD-ROM is installed in
    > your CD-ROM/DVD.
    > From the "Filter" Drop Down List Box Choose "Selections". Find the KDE
    > Desktop Environment section on the left hand side of the Wizard. Right
    > click it and select "All in this List" and select the Sub-menu "Update if
    > newer version available".
    > Go to the "All of KDE" section. Right click on it and choose the "All in
    > this list" option. Select the sub-menu, "Update if newer version available"
    > again, as per above.
    > If you are using KDE development environment, find the "KDE Development"
    > Section". Right click and select "All in this list." Select the sub-menu
    > item, "Update if newer version available." Click "Accept".
    > You will go through several screens probably, listing dependency problems.
    > Try and correct these by either selecting to remove the offending packages
    > or select update these as well. Click and handle these listed dependecy
    > problems until the dependency issues are solved. DO NOT CHOOSE TO IGNORE
    > ALL OF THEM... When the dependency issues are dealt with, The FTP update
    > will then run.
    > When the update has completed, reboot Suse Linux and use the "Failsafe
    > option". Login from the terminal, and run "startx". If your systems does
    > not startx or KDE, you should have a list of which dependency files are
    > missing. Install these using rmp -ivh *.rpm name, or load them from the
    > Suse DVD or CD-ROM.
    > You will need to install the rpm kdebase3-3.2.0-7.i586.rpm AFTER you have
    > upgraded. For some reason the Suse version conflicts with this one, and it
    > cannot be resolved, until the rest of the KDE is in place.
    > After you install the missing files (from your Suse DVD or CD-ROM, I had two
    > missing, I cannot remember their names, sorry), I installed the
    > kdebase3-3.2.0-7.i586.rpm and then tried to startx again. This time, KDE
    > 3.2 booted and ran perfectly. I did have to reinstall some of my KDE
    > programs again, from the KDE 3.2 rpm packages (*NOTE : DO NOT TRY AND
    > INSTALL THE KDE programs from your DVD or CD-ROM AFTER THIS.. YOU WILL FRY
    > THE KDE 3.2). Therefore, after your upgrade or before, it might not be a
    > bad idea to download all of the KDE 3.2 RPMS and burn them to a CD-ROM in
    > case you need them again."
    > Edwin

    I've tried the suggested update, but after upgrading
    Yast does not work anymore and YOU is gone.
    As I'm evaluating Suse 9.0 I just did a fresh install
    of Suse to get it functioning like prior to the KDE 3.2


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