Is a partial 'upgrade' on Debian possible??

Rasjid Wilcox rasjidw at
Sun Feb 2 12:07:02 EST 2003

On Sun, 2 Feb 2003 10:42 am, Sam Couter wrote:
> Rasjid Wilcox <rasjidw at> wrote:
> > In particular, I really want the latest version of wxWindows (2.4) and I
> > have a strong desire for KDE 3 (as I have a dual screen setup, which from
> > memory was not dealt well with by KDE 2).  I've just checked the Debian
> > website, and wxWindows is avaiable under unstable.  KDE seems to
> > be 2.2.2 for all versions, but there seem to be deb's for KDE 3.1 at the
> > kde website.
> Wait for the KDE3 transition in Debian, which is waiting on the GCC3.2
> transition. The ABIs are going to change, so you'll need to upgrade all
> of the KDE stuff anyway and/or experience strange bugs.
> > My preference would be to go for Debian stable on CD, provided that I can
> > still get wxWindows 2.4 and KDE 3.  I just don't know enough about Debian
> > to know how easy / difficult that is.
> Generally it's quite easy, but it's a per-package thing. Some packages
> may be a nightmare.

In summary, I think what you are suggesting is that I get unstable, as it 
already has wxWindows 2.4, and will get KDE 3 sometime reasonably soon.  Is 
this correct, or have I misunderstood you?


Rasjid Wilcox
Canberra, Australia (UTC +10 hrs)

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