> I'm only using RH 7.2 though it is quite current (and customized in places
> =} ). Has anyone actually tried using the 7.3 rpms with 7.2? Just
> curious... so far a rpm -test doesn't see anything wrong...
I lifted the RPMs for KDE 3.0 that shipped with RH 7.3, and installed
them on a RH 7.2 box; I had to update a couple of other libraries
(again lifted from RH 7.3) to solve dependencies, but apart from that
everything went smoothly and they work fine.
It's unlikely that Red Hat will release KDE 3.0.1 RPMs for RH 7.*,
since their next release will probably be 8.0 (which will break binary
compatibility with 7.*) and KDE 3.0.1 doesn't offer any major feature
enhancements over 3.0. The RPMs you've found are presumably
`unofficial', so there is no guarantee that dependencies have been
worked out correctly (the `official' RH 7.3 ones have been through a
period of testing). More importantly, you have no guarantee of the
trustworthiness of the packages - even if the packager is honest,
he/she may have been unwittingly cracked and the packages trojaned. I
make a point of *never* installing RPMs from untrusted sources on a
production machine, including any machine that I use to connect to a
In short: the RPMs you've found may well work, but in my opinion you'd
be better off either sticking with `official' packages from Red Hat (or
kde.org) or compiling your own.
Quote:> Just wondering. Don't know enough about the differences between RH releases
> to know if this is a stupid question so please educate if I am asking
> something quite stupid...
In principle, RH 7.m is more or less binary compatible with RH 7.n
(same major versions of kernel and base libraries).
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