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Re: [vox-tech] Getting KDE 3.4 in Debian Testing
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Re: [vox-tech] Getting KDE 3.4 in Debian Testing

On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 11:54:42AM -0800, Bob Scofield wrote:
> On Saturday 02 April 2005 01:02, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> >
> > However, KDE 3.4 has been packaged for Testing, and can be reached via
> > the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list:
> >
> >   deb http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde-3.4.0/ ./
> Here's a question.  If one does nothing but wait, isn't it true that KDE 3.4 
> will eventually come at some point just by an ordinary apt-get upgrade?

Yes, but if you're currently sticking with Stable, it looks like you won't
get it for some time.  (Someone correct me if I'm wrong!)

I'm deducing this based on the comment I heard that said KDE 3.4 won't even
get into _"sid"_ (Unstable) until after the current Testing ("sarge")
'graduates' into a Stable branch.

Then, after KDE 3.4 hits "sid," it will no doubt linger there for at least
a few weeks, and then eventually make its way into Testing (which at that
point will be called "etch").

To follow-up from last night, I did have a little struggle getting a few
packages to upgrade nicely, but I think that's due to my lack of
sophistication with apt-get and aptitude. :^)  Kmail, Konqueror, kttsd and
kdebase were fighting with each other over a few icons and config files.
It's finally all installed, though, and without too much fuss. :^)

UNFORTUNATELY, however, I was unable to log in when I first tried.
The KDE Splash would freeze at the "33%" level while restoring my session.
I tried moving my ".kde/share/config/session/" directory out of the way,
but that didn't help, so I simply renamed my entire ".kde" directory and
am starting fresh.  (I don't care SO much about most of my preferences.
It's just my bookmarks and kwallet passwords, and I was able to move those
over easily.)

So...  YMMV. :^)  Good luck!!!

bill@newbreedsoftware.com         "I'm anticipating an all-out tactical
http://newbreedsoftware.com/      dog-fight, followed by a light dinner."
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