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Month: September 2010

Re: [kubuntu-kde3.5-users] Problems installing kdelibs-data kdelibs4c2a

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 11:11:33 -0500
> On Wednesday 01 September 2010 19:43:54 Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> The outdated 3.5.10 version of kdelibs in the Ubuntu archives (including
>> kdelibs-data) is not compatible with the new KDE3/Trinity version of
>> kdelibs (which includes kdelibs-data-kde3).  Please remove kdelibs-data,
>> and note which programs will be removed with it.  Then try reinstalling
>> those programs, but with a -kde3 suffix appended.  For example,
>> kolourpaint becomes kolourpaint-kde3.
> We on OpenSUSe have no such problems and kdebase3 in the official
> OpenSUSE repository is in fact the same as that in our KDE3 repo
> (it is maintained in KDE3 repo and linked to it from Factory).

That its because your official archive maintainers were kind enough to
remove the offending packages from the main archive, and transfer complete
control of the KDE3 system to the KDE3 repository maintainers.  Ubuntu was
not so kind.  It is a very simple fix; just remove the old, outdated
package and only install the new packages from the KDE3/Trinity

Also, I'd would like to point out that Trinity contains features that
OpenSUSE does not.  OpenSUSE uses a patched version of the original 3.5.10
release, and while they have added features over time their added feature
set is quite different that Trinity's.  For example, OpenSUSE users cannot
resize the panel or system tray icons independently of the panel height. 
Trinity users can.