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I'm having trouble with slackpkg wanting to replace kde4 packages with kde3 ones. What is the right way to setup slackpkg for use with testing/kde4? Would adding kde3 to /etc/slackpkg/blacklist ...
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    Slackpkg and KDE4


    I'm having trouble with slackpkg wanting to replace kde4 packages with kde3 ones.

    What is the right way to setup slackpkg for use with testing/kde4?

    Would adding
    kde3
    to /etc/slackpkg/blacklist do the trick?

    Change the download priority in /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf moving "testing" to the head of the list?

    Change dialog interface behavior to have all packages unselected by default with
    ONOFF=off
    and being "very carefull" what you allow to upgrade?

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    Welcome to the forums!

    I guess adding kde3 to the blacklist wont work, because kde3 related packages are in the system as just plain 'kde'.

    But if you run kde4, I guess it wont be too much work to blacklist the whole of 'kde' and upgrade kde4 related packages manually??
    Code:
    cat `which slackpkg`
    shows that the blacklist matches a pattern with grep, so kde3 will not be a matched pattern.

    Unselecting everything and carefully choosing which to install is a good alternative, but perhaps running slackpkg in 'download mode' and removing everything kde3 related and installing manually (just installpkg *tgz in the right directory) may be easier.
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    Solution?

    So, maybe the thing to do is to come up with a complete list of kde3 packages, possibly from the kde3 uninstall script (testing/pacages/kde4/remove-kde3.sh) and throw those into /etc/slackpkg/blacklist

    amarok kdeaccessibility kdeaddons kdeadmin kdeartwork kdebase kdebindings kdeedu kdegames kdegraphics kdelibs kdemultimedia kdenetwork kdepim kdesdk kdetoys kdeutils kdevelop kdewebdev knemo koffice ktorrent

    arts qca qca-tls qt

    kde-i18n koffice-l10n

    Edit: also add
    kdeedu kdegames

    Then one could easily update the bulk of the packages using
    slackpkg update
    slackpkg install-new
    slackpkg upgrade-all
    and just do the kde4 packages manually.

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