I'm new to Linux, so, to keep things easy, I got a copy of Debian Woody
(Potato) and installed it on my machine.
I'm kidding, of course. What a nightmare. I chose Debian because it's open
source and I want to start contributing software, but the Debian installer
is so bad that, unless you're connected via broadband to the Internet (at
home I am not), there's no easy way to get an up-to-date software
So, I downloaded the lastest XFree86 and KDE desktop at work and brought
them home. I installed the base system of Debian from the install disk, ran
Tasksel but selected nothing (it installs some basic files anyway, like gcc
and python), and skipped Dselect. Then, I ran the Xinstall.sh script for
Xfree86. It installed fine, but there were too many links and setup that it
doesn't do and I didn't know how to.
So I wiped the disk and started over. This time I used Tasksel to install
only Xfree86 and KDE. Everything ran fine. I upgraded Xfree86 to 4.3.0 by
running Xinstall.sh. Since all the links were already in place, the upgrade
was easy. However, I was still running KDE 2.2.
Time to upgrade. I downloaded all the DEB files, and used apt-get, but it
didn't install correctly and ruined my KDE 2.2 installation.
I'm back to running XFree86 4.3.0 with KDE 2.2. Can anyone tell me the best
way to upgrade?
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