How can I upgrade from KDE 3.3 to new KDE 3.4.x?

Justin Denick justin.denick at
Mon Nov 7 13:17:06 GMT 2005

Mandrake or now Mandriva (whichever it is now) is a great distro for users
who rather not see the $ prompt or even less the # prompt.

When I used mandrake 10.1 it came with both a grapical point-and-click
installer and a graphical package manager. Two of them actually, one was
rpmdrake and the other kpackage.
rpmdrake was a nice front-end to the mandr/ake/iva package manager, urpmi.

Bob, I don't know if this intrests you, but it may be worth a shot. Also
take note at the huge level of support that comes from deploying such a
widely used distro like Mandy.

Good Luck!

On 11/6/05, Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon at> wrote:
> On Sunday, 6 November 2005 22:03, Philip Rodrigues wrote:
> > Hi Bob/Mike,
> >
> > > Well I use linux for few years now and I like to ask
> > > you,what should I do to upgrade KDE.
> > > I don`t use some kind of shell or terminal program and
> > > is it possible that you can explain me how to upgrade
> > > KDE kerne with out screw up anything.
> > > Please could you help me out?
> >
> > The answer to this question depends on what Linux/UNIX distribution
> you're
> > using. You should probably ask in a forum which is specific to that
> > distribution. There might be people on this list who use the same
> > distribution as you and can help you, but you'll have to give us some
> more
> > details first.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Philip
> On most distribution I'd say that's a risky business. If oyu really like
> to
> keep on the bleeding edge you could take a look at Gentoo - the portage
> system does this very well.
> However, if "I don't use some kind of shell or terminal" means you don't
> like
> working at the command line, Gentoo certainly is not for you :)
> KDE has *lots* of dependencies and most frequently, upgrading to a new
> version
> breaks lots of things, so you'd better wait for your favorite distro to
> have
> a new release with 3.4.x and do a fresh installation.
> Thierry
> --
> The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
> capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
> safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
> Frank Zappa
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