From: Mike Andrew <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Sat, 14 Apr 2001 08:25, Ken Moffat wrote:
> I'm contemplating doing the caldera ftp update #026, which contains
I have just been thru this excercise, and the answer, sadly, is a bit lengthy. But since this is, after all, a huge upgrade (in size, not in effort), this is worth your reading time.
1) #026 is in conjunction with #034
2) almost everything in ALL these updates is replaced by 2.1.1 directly from kde.org, and, for heaven's sake use Pam's way.
3) All packages, INCLUDING the ones directly from kde are from the same person namely Mathias @ Caldera
While #34 was an upgrade to 026, you can, mercifully, forget all about it.
these are the packages you need out of #026 IN ADDITION to
kde.2.1.1 from kde
I am unable to tell you if *some* of these files are unnecessary. I am able to tell you they are not in kde2.1.1 and cause no harm. (I have not listed the ones that DO harm, and you shouldn't load).
Pam correctly identifies optionals. You can forget all about i18nXXX (except the ONE file marked above) from both caldera and kde, if you're in the US. If you sprech Danish, you'd know what to do anyway.
koffice (as marked) is ONLY available via caldera, not kde.
Pam also mentions kde 2.1.1 additionals such as kdevelop, again, your choice to load or not.
ANY file marked above in the caldera base, or in the kde base , that is --devel or --devel-static is not required UNLESS you intend doing some programming.
xanim will not work, it was a build error requiring ltp widgets.
prior to kde2.1.1 the following apps were _also_ supplied by kde
these are available out of any prior kde.org 2.1.1 release
The decision not to include these apps can be as petty as not liking someone's uncle or, genuine security concerns. Your decision, to use, not use.
Bare in mind, that Pams way, which essentially tells you to load directly from kde is 100% correct. However, Caldera go to some trouble to choose secondaries that they consider good (tm) to excellent. _some_ of the above list is there to massage kde1 and 2 environments onto the same machine. Again, I trust Caldera's judgment in this.