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Friday, February 14th 2003, 8:20pm

Update to KDE3.1 from 3.0.4 on Debian...the easy way!!

I hope this has not been beaten into the ether, but wanted to share.

I updated, with much help from a friend, from KDE 3.0.4 to 3.1 on a Debian testing/unstable box with ease. The how-to follows and is for Debian only, though I am sure the grep commands will work on what ever distro.

1. Comment out all BUT the unstable apt sources in the /etc/apt/sources.list .
2. apt-get update
3. Purged these listed items , this purge list is from

You need to purge with --force-all the following packages which are
known to cause conflicts:

Qt: The current Qt packages in unstable don't have their conflicts
resolved to the comparing woody packages, so libqt3-helper can't be
installed due to libqt3-dev (from 3.0.x):

dpkg --purge --force-all libqt3-dev

a) arts packages:

dpkg --purge --force-all libarts1 libarts1-bin libarts1-glib libarts1-qt

b) kdebase packages:

dpkg --purge --force-all kcontrol kscreensaver kdebugdialog khotkeys kxkb kdcop kioslave

c) kdenetwork packages:

dpkg --purge --force-all lisa

d) kdemultimedia packages:

dpkg --purge --force-all kfile-audio-plugins

e) kdegraphics packages:

dpkg --purge --force-all kfile-graphics-plugins

f) kdeaddons packages:

dpkg --purge --force-all kdeaddons konq-plugins noatun-plugins kicker-applets knewsticker-scripts kate-plugins

g) kdeartwork packages:

dpkg --purge --force-all kdeartwork-screensaver

h) If you have libwine-arts installed for using sound with WINE, you need
to uninstall that, too because it depends on arts packages from KDE 2.x

4. dpkg -l | grep 3.0.4 | apt-get -s --purge remove (Dry Run)
5. Same as above with "-s" removed
6. apt-get -f remove (Seems to be needed because of pipes)
7. apt-get install kdebase kdm
(and any or all of these, at this posting kdenetwork had not made to unstable)


8. apt-get install koffice - if you want this

Have fun!! :D Of course this is all without any guarantee. This worked for me, should work for you too.