kde3.1 Updating ?

Frank Frank at snapafun.co.nz
Sun Mar 16 07:05:40 GMT 2003

Hi All

I have decided to UPDATE my system, both kernel and kde and anything else I 
find along the way. ( Such as Sane1.0.8 - 1.0.1* )

Thanks to recent postings here I feel confident in using this as an exercise 
in learning more Linux.

I don't believe in re-installion because I see it as an option that doesn't 
lend itself to learning the inside of Linux. ( At least for this guy. - nuts 
maybe huh ? )

However, doing it right first time would be great so while I'm downloading 
heaps of rpm's maybe seeking your input would be a step in the right 

1. It took me some time to configure sane to recognize Acer 640U with the like 
of acerware ( firmware ) involved, so will I need to save anything for 
further installation later.

2. The update is to take my system from Mandrake9.0 2.4.19-16mdk to the latest 
secure system I can find and kde3.0.3 to kde3.1. The following is a result of 
issuing the test option on some of the rpm's I've already downloaded and my 
question here is such dependency requirements normal? ( I don't mind, it's 
just that I want to be sure.)

[root at localhost KDELIB]# rpm -Uvh --test kdelibs-3.1-58mdk.i586.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
        libqt3 >= 3.1.1 is needed by kdelibs-3.1-58mdk
        kdelibs-common is needed by kdelibs-3.1-58mdk
        libXft.so.2   is needed by kdelibs-3.1-58mdk
        libaudio.so.2   is needed by kdelibs-3.1-58mdk
        libcrypto.so.0.9.7   is needed by kdelibs-3.1-58mdk
        libfontconfig.so.1   is needed by kdelibs-3.1-58mdk
        libmad.so.0   is needed by kdelibs-3.1-58mdk
        libssl.so.0.9.7   is needed by kdelibs-3.1-58mdk
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3)   is needed by kdelibs-3.1-58mdk
        libstdc++.so.5(GLIBCPP_3.2.2)   is needed by kdelibs-3.1-58mdk
        kdelibs = 3.0.3 is needed by kdebase-3.0.3-68mdk
[root at localhost KDELIB]# cd ..
[root at localhost KDE3RPM]# cd KDEBASE
[root at localhost KDEBASE]# ls
kdebase-3.1-83mdk.i586.rpm      kdebase-nsplugins-3.1-83mdk.i586.rpm
kdebase-kdm-3.1-83mdk.i586.rpm  kdebase-servicemenu-1.0-6mdk.noarch.rpm
[root at localhost KDEBASE]# rpm -Uvh --test kdebase-3.1-83mdk.i586.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
        kdelibs = 3.1 is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        kdm is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        mdk-menu-messages >= 9.1 is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        galaxy-kde-kwin is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        mdklaunchhelp >= 9.1 is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        mandrake-mime >= 0.3 is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        krootwarning >= 9.1 is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        kdebase-servicemenu is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        initscripts >= 7.04-3mdk is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        kdelibs >= 3.1-54mdk is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        libfontconfig1 >= 2.1-9mdk is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        libXft.so.2   is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        libfontconfig.so.1   is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        libkutils.so.1   is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        libaudio.so.2   is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        libcrypto.so.0.9.7   is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        libmad.so.0   is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        libssl.so.0.9.7   is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3)   is needed by kdebase-3.1-83mdk
        kdebase = 3.0.3-68mdk is needed by kdebase-nsplugins-3.0.3-68mdk
        libkateinterfaces.so.0   is needed by kdeaddons-3.0.5a-1.1mdk

3. I note that the last entry for kdelib and the last two for kdebase refer to 
my present and an interim version. I take it this is required to get to the 
latest update state?

4. I am a little confused as to which of the kde rpm's I am at present 
downloading I ought to put through the above exercise to get a correct 
dependency requirement list. ( I am leaving off the devel ones for the time 
being.) Is "kde-i18n-en_GB-3.1-1mdk.noarch.rpm" the one? [en my language]

Believe I had better stop here for now and not overflow my welcome.


Frank at snapafun.co.nz
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