Re: ACK! Blew up my KDE and need help in San Francisco!
On Thursday 06 February 2003 03:43, Pietro Calogero wrote:
> To sum up:
> Newbie with Woody 3.0 installed and running kernel 2.4.18 on IBM
> Thinkpad770 (256MB RAM, 20GB HD)
> Downloaded KDE 3.1 .debs from KDE.org, including packages.gz, created
> similar directory structure on local HD.
> Ran deselect, changed to mounted filesystem, got it to identify
> directory for KDE 3.1.
> Attempted to install all available packeages in directory; crashed
> KDE 2.2 (yes, like an idiot I was trying to upgrade KDE while running
> KDE 2.2). Crashed the window manager, relogged into GNOME, attempted
> to continue, but dselect returns an error message when trying to
> install brokenly-installed packages.
> Cannot figure out how to update /etc/apt/sources.list to include the
> directory I created on the HD
Well ,if this is any help to you . . .
If your packages are in /home/pietro/debs/ then a simple way to use
the local packages with apt would be:
dpkg-scanpackages . file|gzip>Packages.gz
deb file:/home/pietro/debs ./
to your /etc/apt/sources.list
then run apt-get update
You will want to remove KDE 2.2.2 first before installing these new
ones. Removing kdelibs3 would probably get rid of many of them, then
you could use dpkg -l|grep 2.2.2 and dpkg -l|grep arts to see what is
left to remove manually. If apt-get is borked because of being tied up
with conflicts you will have to use dpkg --purge --force-depends
Have a look at http://devel-home.kde.org/~nolden/kde/README for other
Hope this helps,