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howto add kde v3.x to woody ???

OK, I admit that I am quite confused ;>

I have googled and read and gone to kde.org, and I come away with the
silly notion that I can have a woody system, including kde v3.1x.

I have gone through debian-user archives, and I come away _confused_
about whether or not I can have kde v3.1x *without* going to un-stable

Empirical evidence appears to corroborate that confusion.

Note, I had this in /etc/apt/apt.conf:

	APT::Default-Release "stable";

Finally, I read and tried this (from woody):

	sudo apt-get -t unstable install kdebase kdm

Yes, now I do have the v3.1x login and desktop.  Yes, it does look
better, as I hoped; and, yes, it is quite a bit less piggy on the system
resource front.

No, konqueror crashes and will *not* run; nor will kspread nor kwrite
nor any koffice app run ;<

Yes, I have rebooted.

So, next I did this:

	apt-get upgrade

which upgraded an enormous pile of apps, ostensibly due to the changes
thrust upon my system by the `-t' install?

However, koffice apps still crash.

Now, tonight, I have gone to this:

	APT::Default-Release "testing";

Then, I did this:

	apt-get upgrade

When that did *not* fix the problem, I did this:

	apt-get dist-upgrade

So, now I am at testing and koffice apps will not run.

I am very leery about going to unstable.  Testing is a stretch for me,
since this system on which I am experimenting is my pilot and testbed
for several servers and workstations under my supervision.  I prefer to
remain confident that all of these systems are solid and secure, and my
understanding of unstable leads me to believe that that maybe too great
a risk, at this time . . .

Bottomline, can kde v3.x be *simply* and *reliably* introduced to woody
systems?  To testing?

What am I missing?

What do you think?

Best Regards,

mds resource
Dare to fix things before they break . . .
Our capacity for understanding is inversely proportional to how much
we think we know.  The more I know, the more I know I don't know . . .

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