Re: KDE 3.2.2 for Woody... Careful upgrading..
On Tue April 20 2004 10:00 am, Michael Peddemors wrote:
] Hmm.. THis was the worst KDE upgrade in a long while..
] Had to delete 1/2 of KDE to get the upgrade to work, from KDE 3.2.0 to 3.2.2
I went from 3.2.0 to 3.2.1 and lost my bookmarks (and a few other
things, as detailed in a message to this list some weeks back).
Nothing that I wasn't prepared for (backups are a usual part of your
schedule, right?) and nothing that you don't expect when using new
] Korganizer ate my calendar.. (Backup your .ics, actually my fault, anyone
] upgrading should always backup their .kde directory, JUST IN CASE, however it
] still should not have ate it.)
That's really weird. I haven't seen any hiccups with my jedd.ics file at
all under any of the upgrade scenarios. I'm using the unstable branch,
but I don't see why, at a user-level, you'd lose that file. Did it rename
or copy the old file? Did you look in your ~/.kde/share/apps/korganizer
directory to see if there's a backup?
Really, you should be doing backups of all your irreplaceable data,
particularly prior to a major upgrade.
] OpenOffice no longer wants to install
I'd suggest this is a Debian / woody problem, not a KDE one.
] kdeaddons won't install... Not sure why.. (Actually, NOW it does, but only
] after installing kdeaddons-kfile-plugins, not sure why that didn't
] automagically work)
Using apt-get install .. ? It won't automatically install new packages.
I usually do 'apt-get upgrade -u' and look at all the things that won't
install automatically, and then go and 'install' a few of those once the
main lump's been installed, and slowly whittle down the 'can't install
these yet' packages section.
] Fonts all changed.. (maybe new defaults, and didn't keep the old settings.)
I haven't seen any font changes in unstable (3.2.0 -> 3.2.1 -> 3.2.2) at
a user-level. I think perhaps one font changed for the default user, but
not for any existing user. Perhaps that's because I'd changed the default
fonts (all 7? of them) a while back for the various font-types offered in
] Aspell no longer likes it.. I think I backed up a version?
If you really want to install two-day-old KDE versions, you should probably
consider moving to something more recent than a 12-month old version of
Debian. unstable(sid) is really not that scary a place to be -- and you'll
find more people are in that part of the world than the woody/unstablekde
region, so you tend to get saner upgrades and better support. Sad, but true.
] Lost 'psi' as it needs libqt3-mt, but that will remove everything.. as we now
] use libqt3c102-mt (Strange the naming for qt3-dev-tools stayed the same)
I've had a few packages that wanted to disappear and come back in another
form .. but psi hasn't been one of them.
] Something replaces kdepim-libs.. I had to remove that one, it got jammed up as
Yes, libkdepim1. apt-get upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade is preferable
to apt-get install's .. as a general rule, too.