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A couple of days ago I got a blocked package message ... which I ignored for a couple of days ... anyway today I got round to looking at things ...
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- 07-01-2009 #1
[SOLVED] kde 3.5.9 to 3.5.10 update
Given my track record with portage I began to feel a bit uneasy about this ... but since I have xfce4 and fluxbox available I decided to go for it ...
... to cut a long story short - went to the gentoo forums website and came across this thread ... followed link on post #10 and followed the instructions ...
unmerge kdebase kde-base/kdemultimedia kde-base/arts and emerge kdebase-meta:3.5
everything works .
Small sucess story ... but I thought I'd share it ...
and apparently I can now install kde4 along with 3.5.10 ... I'll try that another day - one sucess a day will do
- 07-04-2009 #2
Maybe I spoke too soon ... following day 14 blocked packages ... and kontact does not want to emerge at the moment ... I'll get there eventually
- 07-04-2009 #3
Wait until you try installing kde4. it was not easy for me to get it to upgrade kde 3.5.9 and once I got it upgraded, like you mentioned, blocked packages and also circular depends. It's enough to make a man insane.
If you need help, you know the drill.
- 07-04-2009 #4
I unmerged kontact and kmail ... although thinking about I probably didn't have to.
Currently running revdeb-rebuild ...
Calculating dependencies... done! [ebuild R ] kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.10-r6 USE="acl alsa arts branding cups fam spell tiff -avahi -bindist -debug -doc -jpeg2k -kdehiddenvisibility -kerberos -legacyssl -lua -openexr -utempter" 0 kB [ebuild R ] x11-libs/libast-0.7 USE="imlib pcre -mmx" 0 kB [ebuild R ] kde-base/kdebase-kioslaves-3.5.10-r1 USE="hal -debug -kdehiddenvisibility -ldap -openexr -samba" 0 kB [ebuild R ] x11-terms/eterm-0.9.5 USE="unicode -escreen -minimal -mmx (-sse2)" 0 kB [ebuild R ] kde-base/khelpcenter-3.5.10 USE="-debug -kdehiddenvisibility" 0 kB [ebuild R ] kde-base/kcontrol-3.5.10 USE="arts ieee1394 opengl -debug -joystick -kdehiddenvisibility -logitech-mouse" 0 kB [ebuild R ] kde-base/konqueror-3.5.10 USE="branding -debug -java -kdehiddenvisibility" 0 kB Total: 7 packages (7 reinstalls), Size of downloads: 0 kB * Now you can remove -p (or --pretend) from arguments and re-run revdep-rebuild.
After I get things working ... I'm going to try running kde3.5.10 and kde4.... side by side.
- 07-09-2009 #5
revdep-rebuild did the trick ...
installed kde4 as well following info here
had to add webkit mysql to use flags then did
emerge -avuDN world
emerge -av kdebase-meta:4.2
Then modified my ~/.xinitrc file
# Uncomment one Window Manager or Desktop Environment to suit # fluxbox #exec fluxbox # kde 3.5 #exec /usr/kde/3.5/bin/startkde # xfce4 #exec startxfce4 # kde 4.2 exec /usr/bin/startkde
Firefox, openoffice, freemind, scribus etc work . Just emerging kmail using
emerge -av kmail:4.2