[ATrpms-users] HEADS UP: kde-redhat/themer (was: kde-3.3.1 release)
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Tue Oct 12 16:33:16 CEST 2004
Sorry, I bounced this message to atrpms-users instead of forwarding
it. The original message was posted on the kde-redhat lists.
kde-redhat users: please note the required themer interaction coming
On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 07:50:52AM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> We've got kde-3.3.1 packages done now (for rh90, fc2, rhel3 so far), and
> with an official kde.org announcement coming *real-soon-now*, I'd rather
> get things out for field-testing asap rather than wait. Due to a
> relatively big change from previous kde-redhat releases (see 'themer'
> removal comments below), these packages will be initially released into
> the 'unstable' section of the kde-redhat repository tomorrow (Tue Oct
> 13). They will be upgraded/moved-to the 'testing' repo section if no
> show-stopping bug reports appear in the next 5-7 days.
> These new packages have been built *without* themer support. What this
> means is, folks upgrading from stock-redhat packages will hopefully have
> an easier upgrade experience.
> Unfortunately, if you're upgrading from previous
> kde-redhat/themer-supported kde rpms, you'll need to do one extra step
> before upgrading. As root, run
> /usr/sbin/themer --purge
> previous version (running '/usr/sbin/themer --version' will tell),
> you'll need to upgrade the themer tool first.
> FYI, the kde-3.3.1 install/upgrade should follow the usual procedure as
> documented on
> (ie, apt-get/yum install kde qt redhat-artwork .....)
> More comments about themer --purge/removal:
> 1. If you do not run the 'themer --purge' command prior to upgrading
> from existing kde-redhat kde rpms, you *will* get rpm file conflicts on
> upgrade. Yes, this extra step *really* is necessary, and we've found
> no (easy) way to automate this (see the kde-redhat-users mailing list
> archives for the discussion).
> 2. After running the purge, and before you upgrade, your system will be
> in a quasi unstable state (not completely broken, but all "default"
> qt/gtk/kde styles/themes may not be readily accessible).
> 3. Once kde is upgraded, you can freely
> rpm -e themer
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