How can I upgrade from KDE 3.3 to new KDE 3.4.x?
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Nov 8 16:36:10 GMT 2005
bob santana wrote:
> 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.
It is possible that your distro supports an automatic download and
upgrade system. If that is the cause, you need to use that.
Otherwise, if you have an RPM based distro that uses KPackage, you need
to download a KDE package for the new version for each KDE package
currently installed. To make this clear, the only way to Upgrade KDE is
to Upgrade ALL of the packages at the same time; you can NOT upgrade
them one at a time.
Then,as root, move them to the location where your disto keeps its RPMs.
This is normally:
Then as root, open KPackage and click on the "New" tab. Select the new
KDE RPMs to Upgrade by clicking in the "Mark" column. After selecting
all of them, click the: "Install Marked" button. The action window will
then open with a list of the packages to install. Click the "Install"
button. If you missed a package, you will also get a message that the
old version depends on the other old versions. If that is the case, you
either need to get the new version of that package or uninstall the old
Unfortunately, this will probably result in a list of other packages
which you need to Upgrade before you can Upgrade KDE. You need to
download these from your distro's FTP site and Upgrade them first.
After upgrading, you should IMMEDIATELY end your KDE session and restart
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