How to uninstall old KDE

Zabil Maliackal zabilcm at
Wed Mar 10 02:46:43 GMT 2004

On Tuesday 09 March 2004 06:19 am, Job 317 wrote:
> If updating to KDE3.2 is best done after uninstalling the old KDE
> (3.1.4) what  would be the best way to do that?
> I'm on a RedHat 9 machine and the KDE3.1.4 distro is all RPM-based.
> Spacibo.
I run a Fedora system (which is quite similar to redhat 9.0 ).
I recently upgraded to KDE 3.2 using the rpms available at the site.
there are two ways you could install kde 3.2

first you download all the rpms from to a directory and then type the 
following in the command promt after doing a "cd" to that directory.

rpm -Uvh *.rpm

This should be enough and it will upgrage the packages. 

If you get some conflicts the do an 
"rpm -qa | grep kde"   (kde packages)
"rpm -qa | grep qt"     (qt packages)
to list the kde and qt packages remove them (use rpm -e <packagename> if you 
have yum installed then yum remove kdelibs would be enough to remove all 
packages related to kde) and then type 

rpm -Uvh art*.rpm
rpm -ivh qt*.rpm
rpm -ivh kde*.rpm

Hope this helps.
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