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Hey everyone, I am downloading all of the tgz's for KDE 3.4.1 from http://linuxpackages.slackwaresuppor...-10.1/X11/kde/ . My question is this, if I install all the 3.4.1 packages from here, will Slackware ...
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    KDE 3.3 to KDE 3.4.1 in 10.1


    Hey everyone,

    I am downloading all of the tgz's for KDE 3.4.1 from http://linuxpackages.slackwaresuppor...-10.1/X11/kde/. My question is this, if I install all the 3.4.1 packages from here, will Slackware automatically boot into 3.4.1? Do I need to upgrade my 3.3 packages with these ones? If so, how would I go about this?

    Also, will I encounter any dependancy errors or will I be okay? New verson of Qt perhaps?

    One last thing. I have a copy of Suse 9.3. If I rpm2tgz all the kde rpm's, will I be okay or will I encounter some problems due to Suse specific things?

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    You should just be able to put all the tgz's into a folder and do;

    installpkg *.tgz

    Then next time you boot into KDE it will be 3.4.1.

    As for the rpm2tgz, it'd be best to just get some Slackware specific packages IMO.

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    I downloaded the 3.4.1 packages from slackware-current myself, simple upgradepkg and all was sorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeh
    I downloaded the 3.4.1 packages from slackware-current myself, simple upgradepkg and all was sorted.
    What did you put in for upgradepkg? I have never used it, I only ever use installpkg and removepkg.

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    I downloaded all the packages I wanted to a directory, and ran upgradepkg *.tgz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeh
    I downloaded all the packages I wanted to a directory, and ran upgradepkg *.tgz
    Thanks. I wasn't so sure about that. I saw a tutorial with an example of upgradepkg with:
    Code:
    upgradepkg oldpackage%newpackage
    and I got confused about what to put in for oldpackage.

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    That's if the package you want to upgrade is named differently from the new one, except for the version number.
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    I think there were some new packages in 3.4.1 vis a vis 3.3 (kdewebdev?). Just in case,

    Code:
    upgradepkg --install-new *.tgz
    in the folder in which you downloaded your 3.4.1 packages would be better than

    Code:
    upgradepkg *.tgz
    That way you upgrade all existing packages as well as install the new ones.

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    Well, I switched back to Suse. Thanks for the help though.

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