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How to upgrade to KDE 3.4beta1

Post by djdafreund » Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:14 am

I searched and read and searched, and can't find a definitive answer. Could someone please help me here? i've magic'd, synced,and emerge search kde, but can't really get mujch info i could understand from the search results. And after Googling for an hour, and readin g a bit from the results, i didn't find a good answer, other then the tz file to download and uncompress, then make install it after that, but figured there has to be an easier way, maybe through emerge? Anyone updated yet to KDE 3.4 release? I know KDE is slower, but i'm still learning, and liking the windows manager better with KDE then with ICEWM and XFCE for now at least.

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Post by vplayer » Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:22 pm


kde 3.4 beta 1 is out, but you would want to wait till end of feb to get 3.4 on your xbox. kde takes 60 hours to compile so I dont think you want to update again in a month. Your dependencies for 3.4 would be new versions of many other libraries which could end up breaking your wdm so you need to be able to debug and fix that.. If your ready to do all that then ..
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Post by djdafreund » Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:08 pm


Thanks :-) Might even wait for KDE 4 there even talking about. Not experienced enough for debugging. And things are working fine right now, so i'll wiat. Thanks for big heads up. I think i'll start grabbing rpm packages when available from now on. Hehe.

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Post by ShALLaX » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:57 pm

KDE 3.4 sure came fast... only seems like we've had 3.3 a few weeks :\
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Post by nobspangle » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:44 pm

If you do want to install you have to do a bit of hacking. It goes like this

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emerge sync
echo kde-base/kde >> /etc/portage/package.unmask
echo kde-base/kde\ ~x86 >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
emerge -p kde
This should give you something like this
# emerge -p kde

These are the packages that I would merge, in order:

Calculating dependencies -
!!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "~kde-base/kdegraphics-3.4.0_beta1" have been masked.
!!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:
- kde-base/kdegraphics-3.4.0_beta1 (masked by: package.mask, ~x86 keyword)
# <> (14 Jan 2005)
# Beta release of KDE 3.4

For more information, see MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge man page or
section 2.2 "Software Availability" in the Gentoo Handbook.
!!! (dependency required by "kde-base/kde-3.4.0_beta1" [ebuild])

Now you do

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echo kde-base/kdegraphics >> /etc/portage/package.unmask
echo kde-base/kdegraphics\ ~x86 >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
emerge -p kde
This tells you that kdebase is masked so you repeat the commands for kde base. You keep doing this until emerge -p shows you which packages it will merge, then you just do emerge kde and you're away on a fun 60 hour compile.
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