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Author Topic: Upgrading Soho deluxe to Kde 3.5.10  (Read 1599 times)

cmscritic

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Upgrading Soho deluxe to Kde 3.5.10
« on: January 03, 2009, 07:37:16 am »

I'd like to know please why when i do a slapt-get --dist-upgrade, the latest versions of Firefox and KDE are not downloaded? I can see their is a naming difference on firefox but not sure why you guys would not set it so people can update. Also for KDE 3.5.9 -> 3.5.10.. the packages are visible in Gslapt but mark all upgrades does not select anything.

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Re: Upgrading Soho deluxe to Kde 3.5.10
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009, 07:59:58 am »

Vector Linux does NOT support --dist-upgrade.  In fact VL warns against ever using that option.  It is known to cause breakage.  It simply is not supposed to work with this distro.  Any results you get that are less than optimal are not surprising at all since it's not expected to work.
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Re: Upgrading Soho deluxe to Kde 3.5.10
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009, 08:47:55 am »

I'd like to know please why when i do a slapt-get --dist-upgrade, the latest versions of Firefox and KDE are not downloaded? I can see their is a naming difference on firefox but not sure why you guys would not set it so people can update. Also for KDE 3.5.9 -> 3.5.10.. the packages are visible in Gslapt but mark all upgrades does not select anything.
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As Caitlyn pointed, --dist-upgrade is not yet supported. I think you want to try --upgrade, which would install all the updates available. There is a discussion going on in the community about how good or not is doing a slapt-get --upgrade. Some people thinks that all the upgrades are not necessary and that the risk involved in a full system wide update is too high compared with the benefits. Of course, others prefers to have the latest software version available.
In any case, you should get all the critical security patches. Please let us now if slapt-get --upgrade solves your problem (if you go with the full up-to-date thing) or if you find any problems updating any individual package.

Cheers, Rodrigo.
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Re: Upgrading Soho deluxe to Kde 3.5.10
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009, 02:46:23 pm »

Rodrigo makes an excellent point.  I've done slapt-get --upgrade religiously going back to VL 5.8.  It has never caused breakage for me other than one package (wifi-radar on VL 5.8), and that was when glibc wsa upgraded during a release cycle, something the developers have decided was a mistake.  --upgrade should pull in the KDE packages.
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