Pratik Anand wrote:
@Kartik i know that but you are not getting the
question. I had installed
kde4.2.2 when kde 4.3 was just about to come....But after when it came ,
Synaptics or apt didn't upgrade 4.2 to 4.3..even on manual checking of
update , they said 'your kde packages are uptodate' and thats with others
too.. So, I wanted to know the reason behind this... As if canonical is
still not supportng 4.3 in
jaunty or anything else...
My question is WHY not HOW (first step is Googling always)...Why it is not
included in original repo list
I had this query when I wanted Open Office 3 on older Ubuntus. what I
found out was that the dependent libraries used to run the latest
packages are not updated in older distros due to compatibility issues.
Why are they not able to make older distros compatible to newer
libraries is for the Ubuntu developers to answer. Anyway, that is the
reason you will be stuck with older packages in the official repositories.
Similar case is with firefox update too, it is not
giving option of updating
to 3.5. As a result , i m running the tar of the newer version ..but the
installed one is still 3.0.15
IMHO, there are 2 ways to run a software package. The slim and trim way
is to use system shared common library files that the package as well as
other packages are dependent on. The other way is to bundle the
dependent libraries for a particular package along with that package
itself. This adds to the bulk of the system. What you don't get through
the official Ubuntu repos is the latest updates for system shared
library files. What you get in the Firefox tarball is a fully functional
package with its dependent files included and this collection is quite
May I add here that I have found GUIs of apt-get quite lacking in
accuracy of listing packages, compared to the results you get in command
line. I recently worked with Kubuntu 9.04 on my system and Ubuntu 9.04
for a client on his system. I found that synaptic was quite accurate in
listing packages in Kubuntu but in Ubuntu it would not show packages in
the list, though they are installed afterwards through command line.
For firefox 3.5 I do remember seeing a package in the 9.04 repo and I
had installed it. ( I am now back to Lenny after a disastrous direct
upgrade to 9.10 ).
Run 'sudo apt-cache search Firefox' in command line and go through the
@Rony : I m not a linux newbie, have been using it for
1.5 yrs now (so
little above newbie) and have solved all types of problems whether it is
non-functioning of alsa, or compiz graphics prob in hardy or to make wine
from source etc etc.. by intensive google searching.....
Your original post does not mention that you googled and installed KDE
4.3. It was mentioned that you were stuck with buggy KDE 4.2.2.