Re: Fresh install of kde from woody
Ron Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
With all this talk about people falling back, and pkgs being
slow to move from sid to woody, what would happen if I made a
complete woody install to a blank disk? Would kde work? Or,
is it broken because of the libqt2/libpng2 problem and take
14 days to fix, and then, only be in sid?
Also, would it be a complete kde 2.2.1? (Dare I ask for 2.2.2?)
Would it be better to build the woody kde from source?
Despite my earlier elation ("Lord, Love-A-Duck..."), the upgrade to the
newer libqt2-19 turned into a real disaster for me. I was using KDE
2.2.2 from SID, and although I regained "some" icons I was missing
before, I lost a LOT more. In the process of attempting a recovery,
other programs started dropping off-line (Control Center would not
start, etc).I dunno if this was a result of the new libqt2, or my
bumbling around. I decided that "enuf was enuf" and reverted back to the
KDE in Woody. I really didn't want to wait 7 to 14 days right now to
get back a "working" KDE install on this machine.
It is amazing just how many KDE packages get removed when you remove
libqt2 from your system <grin>. It did almost a complete "purge" of my
SID KDE install!! It left a few packages, but nothing that interfered
with the kdebase install from Woody. I did have to do a bit of "magic"
with --force-overwrite or pulling a few selected packages from SID to
get kde-crypto, koffice, and kde-extras installed.
Anyway, the version of KDE in Woody as of early morning, 8 Jan 02 was a
mixture of KDE 2.1.2, 2.2.1, and 2.2.2 packages. It needed a few
packages from SID (kivio, etc) in order to get all the pieces working.
I did a rather "full" install (kde-extras, koffice, kde-crypto, etc.)
Most importantly. it DOESN'T have the libqt2 / libpng3 icon "problem"
currently seen in SID!!
I can now "upgrade" gracefully from Woody (hopefully) as the newer
packages appear, while still having a functioning KDE install. I really
doubt I will try SID again. Everytime I do, I get into a bind like this
that exceeds my intelligence and experience! It usually results in a
purge / re-install back to a "lesser" but more stable version. I am
getting to old for this....