Re: SUSE 9 and KDE3.2 from SUse (share your experience)
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 08:03:29 +0100
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
> 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
> Under Software, Choose the "Change Source of Installation". Click "ADD" and
> choose "FTP".
> For the "Server Name" type in ftp.gwdg.de
> For the "Directory on Server" type in:
> 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."
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