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    Default Best way to install kde 4.1?

    Hello to everybody!
    I'm planning to do a clean openSUSE 11 install with kde 4.1 and need to know the best way to do it: I need a wining strategy...
    If I understand well, the "one-click-install" for kde 4.1 points to the Factory repositories but, AFAIK, Factory repositories are for the development of openSUSE 11.1 and I wonder if that could carry some trouble in the future with updates to alpha releases of something. I don't want to have alpha versions installed on my system, just a stable openSUSE 11 with a stable kde 4.1. Is there a way to do that?
    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Best way to install kde 4.1?

    According to opensuse news, factory kde 4.1 is now final.

    openSUSE News

    You can use one click install, at that link, to install 4.1.

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    It seems like there are a lot of problems with the 1-click install. I too am contemplating on the best way to install KDE4.1.

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    I installed with one click install and I had no problems.

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    Default Re: Best way to install kde 4.1?

    The 1-click installer works great if you have a 32-bit system (for most people)

    On a 64 bit system just add the KDE4 Factory Desktop Repository) (Community Repository) to your list of Repositories via YAST and then do:
    Packages - All Packages - Update if never version is available.
    Note you still make have to resolve a dependency or two, but not as massive as with the 1-click-installer which suggests you downgrade everything to i586 rather than use x86_64 packages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chyrania View Post
    According to opensuse news, factory kde 4.1 is now final.
    I know that kde 4.1 in Factory is final now, my problem is if the packages provided by the build service will remain like this or soon will be changed to the development release of 4.1.1 or something like that.
    The one-click-install points to
    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.0/KDE4-DEFAULT.ymp
    and from the definition here:
    KDE/KDE4 - openSUSE
    it is possible to read:
    The KDE:KDE4:Factory: Desktop build service project contains KDE 4.1 packages. They are currently under development for openSUSE 11.1.
    If I understand well, that means that as soon as the development of kde 4.1.1 begins, the suse updater will bring problems instead of solutions.
    I want a repository that remains faithful to 4.1

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    Exactly. I too am waiting for the same response. Especially being new to Linux, I dont want to screw up what I have now.

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    This is the same problem I was fearing, since reading comments in recent weeks that there was apparently no intention to provide any supported upgrade to the full 4.1 from an openSUSE 11.0 install.

    I'll soon be seeking to upgrade two 10.3 systems (currently running KDE 3.5) to 11.0, and very much want to have KDE 4.1 all sorted out on them. However, I haven't time to do it right now and by the time I get around to it, the packages could all have been changed as part of the 11.1 development, and potentially become unstable.

    I'd be keen to see a separate, permanent 4.1 repo for openSUSE 11.0 setup and maintained until at least 11.1 comes along. Having once expected 10.3 to contain the first usable KDE4 implementation last year, it's a rather long wait until Christmas to hold out for 11.1. By that time I'll have left the country and I'll never have been able to update one of my friends' machines as planned. I've spent the last few months telling them how great their machine will be come this summer! I didn't intend to leave them in the lurch with a beta system.

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    I've experimented with this and you are exactly right. If you enable the factory repo for KDE4 to get 4.1 you have a catch-22. You have to keep it (and probably the community) repos enabled in order to get updates for 4.1, but you also get unstable packages and constant downloads - sometimes 100+ a day.

    Yet, all the cool stuff (and a more useful desktop) is in 4.1. I suspect that 4.1 will never make it into the main repos for suse, but it or KDE4.2 will be included in the suse 11.1 released in December. Until then, unless the buildservice community repos put it in we are probably stuck with 4.0.

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    I'm trying to follow a few threads here about the upgrade to KDE 4.1 and am getting mixed messages. Can anybody clarify the following:

    1) Is the openSUSE 11.0 KDE CD now updated to 4.1 or will it remain as 4.0 until December?

    2) Is KDE Four Live purely a live CD or could I use it to upgrade an existing installation?

    3) I'm currenly running openSUSE 10.3 installed from DVD with both KDE 3.5 and GNOME environments. I rarely ever boot into GNOME but would still need it for a few odd programs that I run within KDE. So if I were to use the KDE CD to upgrade (and be forced to remove GNOME), is it straightforward to download and add the GNOME environment again with YaST after the upgrade?

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