Today I tried the 4.1 KDE one click install on my opensuse 11 64bit installation (4.0 preinstalled). First I ran into tons of dependencies errors I ignored. After installing it from the factory repo I restarted the xserver and I was thrown back to the terminal command prompt. No chance to get it back to start.
Now I have to reinstall from the scratch
Is there any way to upgrade to 4.1 without that horrible dependencies errors? Did anybody test the packages before it where released and announced to be easily installed by a so called one click installer?
Sorry, I’m a bit angry about it cause it costs me a lot of time to get my desktop back to the same state I had before.
Is there a way to resolve the missing dependencies?
Edit: just haven’t seen your second sentence under that big picture
I hope that the packages are moved into the update repo cause I think remaining in the factory repo we’ll never get all dependencies cleared.
Yes, normally it isn’t. But I just had cases you could ignore it. In that case it was a real mistake. But what I don’t understand is why there is a one click installer provided leading into those kind of confusions.
Edit: Next time I better test it on a virtualbox installation before I touch my working installation
Upgrading to 4.1 from 4.0.99 went well. I always use YaST, paterns, this time I left the 3.5 for what it is and did KDE as mentioned & Gnome. The only issue was with DidiKam / showfoto it seems I got 0.9.4 from the UNSTABLE repo and should have had 0.10.x from the Factory.
The problem the OP mentions I think has to do with him upgrading from the wrong repo. If you use the one-click install a few times, most likely you will have Factory & UNSTABLE repo’s added. Which may be fine for a single app but not for a whole sys upgrade from STABLE.
It’s got nothing to do with ‘one-click installer’. All the one-click installer
is gonna do is define one or more repositories, and then invoke a template
install (which knows a series of package names to install).
But, what you’re not understanding is that ‘the devil is in the details’.
In reality, what’s been going on for the last 2 or 3 weeks is that they
check in new editions of about 50 packages almost EVERY DAY.
So, if you happen upon the scene during the middle of them inserting
the newest versions of all their freshly rebuilt code into the repos, you’ll get a bunch
of ‘version mismatches’ that to you become ‘dependency conflicts’.
So, like they said, you decided to ignore the dependency conflicts, and
messed up your system. The rest of us just saw the conflicts, bailed out,
came back a half-hour later, refreshed, found no dependency conflicts, and installed
the next version. *
I just upgraded to 4.1. All went smoothly via 1 click.
But im rather disappointed with Kde 4.1. I really thought it would be revolutionary. But I havn’t noticed anything special about this release.
Still can’t even highlight your icons on your desktop, and why the heck is the option to arrange icons on your desktop by vertical/horizontal removed in 4.1? arghhhh
maybe 4.2 will be better.
Why? So you’re stuck at a CLI. Big deal. This is where YaST scores.
You can run YaST from the console with the same functionality you’d have from the GUI, which will enable you to easily modify your repos and update your packages. Believe me, I had to do this a couple of times during the 4.1 testing cycle.
No need to re-install. I hate to sound like a clichee, but this isn’t Windows.
If you ask the KDE4 developers, they tell you that any sane person
would NOT WANT ‘icons on the desktop’, so they haven’t implemented that yet.
You are supposed to use the folderview widget instead.
[And, icon placement options in folderview aren’t scheduled until 4.2, I think.]
Meanwhile, us mere mortals mostly still want our ‘icons on the desktop’, so
we keep using 3.5.x until 4.2 hits the streets.