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Re: Report: Upgrade KDE 2.2.2 To 3.1 On Woody

On Wed, 12 Feb 2003 14:38:28 +1100, Daniel Stone wrote:

>On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 02:53:05AM +0000, Nick Boyce scrawled:
>> [ Summary: upgrade from KDE 2.2.2 to 3.1 on vanilla Woody using ktown
>> debs *failed* - ended up purging KDE 2.2.2, and then installing 3.1 -
>> everything fine now ]
>Try dist-upgrade, not upgrade.

As I said, that's what I *did* end up doing.  After finding that
upgrade wouldn't do anything much ("6 packages upgraded, 0 newly
installed, 0 to remove and 92 not upgraded") I ran a dist-upgrade
instead, which is what ended up failing to install libkcal2 :

  dpkg: error processing 
   trying to overwrite `/usr/lib/libkcal.la', which is also in package

after which I gave up trying to upgrade KDE, and instead just deleted
KDE 2.2.2 and then installed Ralf's KDE 3.1.

In fact, reviewing the responses to my initial question about upgrade
feasibility on this list, I see I should probably have taken more note
of Bjoern Krombholz's message
where he had a problem with the upgrade that sounds similar to mine :

  "I just did an upgrade from 2.2.2 to 3.1 on sarge. It 
  went smother than I expected. The only "problem" was 
  knotes, its 2.2.2 version included a file moved to 
  another (kdepim?) package in 3.1"

Anyway, my system's ok now - I'm only reporting all this for the

In fact, I'm cc'ing Ralf as I note that he has this comment at
http://ktown.kde.org/~nolden/kde/ :

  "If you have a set of conflicts from the original 
  Woody version 2.2.2 to KDE 3.1, let me know so this 
  can be inserted here"

Also, there's a need for the correct Woody 2.2.2==>3.1 upgrade
instructions to be documented somewhere.  Ralf's site just says :

  Updating from 2.2.2 to 3.1:
  <needs to be filled out with contents here>

and David Pashley's FAQ doesn't have any guidance, other than saying
it should be possible, and asking for problems to be reported here.

I'm trying to help here, in my own stumbling way :-)


Nick Boyce
Bristol, UK
Bombeck's Rule of Medicine: Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

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