You must be Root to do this.
You must also not be running KDE when you do this. At the graphical log-in screen, press CTRL+ALT+F1 to get to a prompt.
Install YUM. If you don’t have this installed, place the 4th CD in the drive. Look for the file ‘yum-2.2.0-0.fc3.rpm’ and copy it to your home folder. Once copied, install it using the standard rmp -ivh ~/yum-2.2.0-0.fc3.rpm
Add the repository to your /etc/yum.conf file.
[kde-redhat-kde-stable] name=kde-redhat.org (kde-stable) baseurl=http://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/kde-redhat/whitebox/el4/i386/stable
[kde-redhat-kde-stable-all] name=kde-redhat.org (kde-stable-all) baseurl=http://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/kde-redhat/all/stable
Get and install the public key. At the prompt, type
Finally, make a script file that you can use to actually call the update command. That way, you can just run the script instead of the long command.
sudo yum update kde qt arts kdelibs kdebase gtk+ gtk2 redhat-artwork
The process takes a little while, and you will be prompted before any files are downloaded. To make it interactive, use the -y switch (see the yum –help command).
Log out of your session, press CTRL+ALT+F7 to return to the graphical login screen, and then log in to a KDE session. You should now see the new version number appear, complete with Redhat artwork!
If you want a fun toy to play with for developing web pages and PHP apps, install KDE Webdev which is a collection of tools including Quanta which is now part of KDE. To install it, simply type yum install kdewebdev as root.
Comments are welcome. Since I’m a relatively new Linux user, maybe you might have a better way of doing this. Let me know.