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KDE 4.4 is ready for Mandriva

Run one of these to add KDE-4.4.0 repo (depending on your OS of course):

32 bits:
urpmi.addmedia kde-4.4.0 ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/4.4.0/Mandriva/2010.0/i586


64 bits:
urpmi.addmedia kde-4.4.0 ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/4.4.0/Mandriva/2010.0/x86_64

After adding the KDE 4.4. repository you will need to update, download and install all of KDE 4.4 packages. You can do all of this in one command, but, I, for safety, prefer to do it in two steps. First, update the repositories and download all the packages before 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 run the same command without the --test parameter to now actually perform the installation:

urpmi --auto-update --auto-select

After the package installation finishes, logout and log back in, that's it !! you will have a brand new, shiny, awesome and rocking KDE 4.4 desktop :D

Enjoy!!

Credit goes to Juan Luis Baptiste for the info.

Comments

Faizol said…
Repo's for mandriva KDE 4.4.0 not longer available in ftp.

However these repo's was move to new version of KDE which is 4.4.2

Run these to add it (for mandriva only) :

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


64 bits:
urpmi.addmedia kde-4.4.2 ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/4.4.2/Mandriva/2010.0/x86_6

others commands are same which mention above
zamri said…
Thanks Faizol.

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