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Re: KDE Installation with 2.4.18

Tom Kloppel wrote:
I upgraded my kernel to 2.4.18 and I added the KDE source to my
sources.list, did an update, and apt ignored it...  All that i can install
is kde 2.x.,  but i want 3.1.2.  Am I doing something wrong or am i going to
have to install by source since i upgraded the kernel? (please no.....)

What KDE "source" did you add to your /etc/apt/sources.list file? It makes a difference if your other sources are "stable" or "testing" and your KDE source is "unstable". You cannot normally "mix" Debian dists unless you do some additional config for apt. This has nothing to do with your kernel upgrade, but everything to do with apt config. What messages are you getting when you do an "apt-get update" regarding the new source?

If your system is currently "stable" or Woody, then installing KDE 3.1.2 from Debian "unstable" could be quite a chore involving a LOT of new packages beyond the KDE stuff just to meet dependency requirements. Getting it for a current "testing" install is a bit easier, but still nothing to sneeze at. If you are concerned about having a lot of "testing" and/or "unstable" packages on your system, I wouldn't do the KDE 3.1.2 upgrade from Debian "unstable". I believe there are other sources for Debian Woody and/or Sarge that would be better choices.

Let us know the current status of your install (stable or testing) and let us take a look at your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Have you implemented "pinning" for apt yet? This info would greatly help us present a more precise set of recommendations.

-Don Spoon-

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