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+This is the KDE Software Compilation 4.6.5 for Slackware 13.37/current.
+It is the fifth and last monthly bugfix release for the KDE SC 4.6 series.
+Next in line is KDE 4.7 which probably will see the light of day in august.
+Most noticable about KDE 4.6 is that it no longer depends on HAL. And since
+the version of X.Org found in Slackware 13.37 does not use HAL either
+(likewise for XFCE 4.8.x), adding KDE 4.6.x and XFCE 4.8.x to Slackware in
+future will be big step towards removal of HAL.
+HAL is no longer maintained by its developer, and has been superceded by udisks.
+You have to run Slackware 13.37 (or slackware-current) in order to use
+these packages. Do not expect these packages for KDE 4.6.5 to work on
+Slackware 13.1...
+If you want KDE 4.6.5 you are encouraged to upgrade to Slackware 13.37 !
+My set of KDE SC 4.6.5 packages replaces the older version of KDE (4.5.5)
+which comes with Slackware. There are several packages in the "deps" directory
+that you need as well; these are updated Slackware packages or new packages
+(grantlee, libatasmart, libbluedevil, libssh, sg3-utils, udisks and upower
+are new packages for instance). Upgrading/installing these "deps" packages
+is required for the proper functioning of KDE 4.6.5.
+About PIM (kdepim and kdepim-runtime) packages:
+* The laatest stable versions of kdepim and kdepim-runtime - 4.6.1 - are
+ available in the KDE 4.6.5 collection!
+ The PIM developers have been working on the 4.6 release for a long time, and
+ 4.6.1 is their first bugfix version.
+ The PIM software release versions will be synchronized again with the main
+ KDE SC release schedule parallel with KDE SC versions, starting with 4.7.0.
+* Please note that if you do not want to upgrade your PIM applications yet,
+ you can keep using kdepim and kdepim-runtime 4.4.10 which are included
+ with Slackware 13.37 and -current.
+ That version is still compatible with KDE 4.6.5.
+About the language packs (KDEI) - for Slackware 32-bit as well as 64-bit:
+* KDE localizations (language packs) are available in "x86_64/kdei". You only
+ need one package (for your own language). Don't let the "x86_64" in the
+ directory name fool you, the language packs are useable on both platforms.
+* Like in Slackware's own KDEI 4.5.5 packages, I have merged the language files
+ of kdepim-4.4.10 into the KDEI packages, so that you can use the PIM apps
+ like kmail in your own language if you decide to keep Slackware's version of
+ kdepim and kdepim-runtime.
+* If you decide to install kdepim/kdepim-runtime 4.6.1, you will find that
+ that package already includes the translations/localizations.
+I have not added the kdevelop and kdevplatform packages which I shipped with
+my first set of KDE 4.6 packages. Compatible versions of these packages are
+now in Slackware 13.37 so that there is no longer a need for me to build them.
+Slackware's own polkit-kde-1 package must be removed before you start using
+KDE 4.6.5!
+Its functionality was split out into two new packages: polkit-kde-agent-1 and
+polkit-kde-kcmodules-1, both of which you can find in my 'kde' directory.
+Below are the steps you take to install or upgrade to KDE 4.6.5.
+Make sure you are not running KDE or even X! If you are running an X session,
+log out first, and if you are in runlevl 4 (graphical login) you first have to
+go back to runlevel 3 (console) by typing "init 3".
+To make it easy for you, this is an easy one-line command that downloads the
+whole 4.6.5 directory with all the sources, and 32bit and 64bit packages:
+ # rsync -av rsync:// .
+Assuming you downloaded the complete directory tree "4.6.5" with everything
+below, you change your current directory to where you found this README
+(which is the directory called '4.6.5'). If you used the "rsync" command
+above, then that would mean a simple:
+ # cd 4.6.5
+From within this directory, you run the following commands as root.
+ On Slackware 32-bit:
+ # upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86/deps/*.t?z
+ # upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86/kde/*.t?z
+ # removepkg polkit-kde-1
+ On Slackware 64-bit:
+ # upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86_64/deps/*.t?z
+ # upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86_64/kde/*.t?z
+ # removepkg polkit-kde-1
+ If you already have one or more non-english language packs installed:
+ # upgradepkg x86_64/kdei/*.t?z
+ If you want to have a non-english language pack installed but none is
+ currently installed, substitute your country code instead of the 'XX'
+ in the next command:
+ # upgradepkg --install-new x86_64/kdei/kde-l10n-XX-*.t?z
+Then reboot your system.
+Eric Hameleers - alien at slackware dot com - 07jul2011