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Old 9th October 2009, 01:32 AM
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Rid your 11.91 kde install of qt3 for good!

If like me, you read this :
Fedora 12 KDE spin not to be kde3-less after all
and was dissapointed by the poor choice of packaging. Then you can rid your constantine of qt3 for good.

If you install the alpha, it has no qt3 which is how it should be. Then when you start pulling updates, you'll get some qt3 junk coming through to replace perfectly good qt4 applications that are not quite ready for release.

How to stop this silly packaging choice being forced upon your nice fedora test machine :

Code:
su -
nano /etc/yum.conf
Add :
Code:
exclude=qt3
to yum.conf (ctrl+o ctrl+x to save and exit.)

Use :
Code:
yum erase k3b koffice-libs pinentry-qt
exit
That's it. k3b and koffice are removed but you can go get them in their qt4 versions from :
http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/
after you do :
Code:
su -
yum check-update && yum upgrade
exit
...and your install will be free of some wildly out of date and unmaintained libraries and apps.
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Old 12th October 2009, 12:07 AM
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Nice tip. I'm just crazy enough to take it for a spin. Thanks.
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Old 12th October 2009, 12:23 AM
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Are you sure you don't have qt3 installed as it is a requirement for redhat-lsb? Blocking qt3 will thus also block updates to redhat-lsb.
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Old 12th October 2009, 12:40 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jvillain View Post
Are you sure you don't have qt3 installed as it is a requirement for redhat-lsb? Blocking qt3 will thus also block updates to redhat-lsb.
redhat-lsb does depend on qt3 but it's not a requirement for an install.
redhat-lsb isn't installed on the Alpha kde release.
(I personally don't believe in lsb. I believe that I should be able to put system files where ever I wish.)

Good point though, I bet there are a few other things with bad deps but that's the nature of rpm.
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Old 13th October 2009, 10:49 PM
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if they're 'not quite ready for release', how exactly are they 'perfectly good'?
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Old 13th October 2009, 11:59 PM
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if they're 'not quite ready for release', how exactly are they 'perfectly good'?
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