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29th March 2004, 02:01 AM
Hello all,
This is my very first post here : )

I was trying to use apt-get to upgrade KDE to 3.2 and I got the following

root@darkstar hedgehog]# apt-get install kdebase
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
arts arts-devel hicolor-icon-theme jasper kdeaddons kdebase-devel kdelibs kdelibs-devel kdenetwork kdenetwork-devel
openslp qt qt-designer qt-devel redhat-artwork themer
The following packages will be upgraded
arts arts-devel kdeaddons kdebase kdebase-devel kdelibs kdelibs-devel kdenetwork kdenetwork-devel qt qt-designer
qt-devel redhat-artwork
The following packages will be REMOVED:
kdesdk kdesdk-devel openoffice.org
The following NEW packages will be installed:
hicolor-icon-theme jasper openslp themer
13 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 3 removed and 173 not upgraded.
Need to get 70.1MB of archives.
After unpacking 179MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

Is there a conflict between these openoffice and KDE 3.2?

Upon closer investigation, I found the problem to be with kdelibs....

I could force an update but I do not believe that to be the proper way to do things.

Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

Thank you,

29th March 2004, 02:20 AM
Im not sure, but it looks to me like its just replacing the files its removing. I could be wrong, so dont do anything just yet before someone more knowledgable than me talks to u, but it appears that its just replacing the packages. I dont know though, just how i intrepret it.

29th March 2004, 03:42 AM
You'll have a lot of problems with apt-get install or dependency problems trying to upgrade KDE with single packages. You should download them separately one by one and put them all of them in one folder and run the command rpm -Fvh *.rpm and leave rpm to manage dependencies.

Did you read this HOWTO ? You should :)


(specially read my post :D , it's the last one)

Good Luck !

30th March 2004, 12:54 AM
Hey again,

Thank you for your comments.

I give this a second thought and came up with a solution that seems to be working.

I started by updating openoffice (using apt-get) and then I tried the kde update again.

And voila ... everything seems to be perfect. No more dependency problems.

I am now downloading the files which will take a few hours. Will send another update once this is finished.

Thanks again for your feedback...

30th March 2004, 01:59 AM
thats what were here for