Saturday, April 3, 2010

KDE 4.4.2 available for Mandriva 2010 !!

The second bugfix release of KDE 4.4 was released this week and again thanks to neoclust we have packages for Mandriva 2010 since today, this time for both i586 and x86_64 platforms at the same time !!. With 4.4.1, packages for x86_64 weren't built but I didn't care much as I wasn't using that plaform, but last night I reinstalled my system with 2010 x86_64 and it was a really great surprise to find this morning both platforms available to install. If you are upgrading from a previous KDE 4.4.x upgrade then don't forget to disable or delete the old KDE 4.4.x repository before starting this upgrade, just in case. Here are the instructions again:

First, Add the KDE 4.4.2 repository, for 32 bit systems use the following urpmi command (as root):

urpmi.addmedia kde-4.4.2 ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/4.4.2/Mandriva/2010.0/i586

You can use another mirror if you want. 64 bits packages aren't yet available, but probably they will be this week and you should be able to use the following repository:

urpmi.addmedia kde-4.4.2 ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/4.4.2/Mandriva/2010.0/x86_64

Then update the repositories and download all the packages before actually installing them to make sure that the installation is possible:

urpmi --auto-update --auto-select --test

When all packages finish downloading and you see a message at the end saying that the installation is possible, you can now run the same command without the --test parameter to perform the installation:

urpmi --auto-update --auto-select

After the packages installation finishes, logout and log back in, That's it.