NOTE 08/02/2010: RC3 source and packages have been removed from KDE ftp server because final version is going to be released soon, so this this instructions are useless now.

The third release candidate release of KDE 4.5 was released last week and again thanks to neoclust and mikala who did all the rebuild work this time, we have packages for Mandriva 2010 Spring since a couple of days now. Packages for both i586 and x86_64 are available. Here are the upgrade instructions:

First, if you have added the repositories for RC 2 or any previous version, remove them with the following command:

urpme.removemedia kde-4.5rc2

or whatever name you gave to the repository. Second, add the KDE 4.5 RC3 repository, for 32 bit systems use the following urpmi command (as root):

urpmi.addmedia kde-4.5rc3

You can use another mirror if you want. For 64 bits systems use the following urpmi command (as root):

urpmi.addmedia kde-4.5rc3

Then update the repositories and download all the packages before actually installing them to make sure that the installation is possible (as root):

urpmi --auto-update --auto-select --test

When all packages finish downloading and you see a message at the end saying that the installation is possible, you can now run the same command without the –test parameter to perform the installation (as root):

urpmi --auto-update --auto-select

After the packages installation finishes, logout and log back in, That’s it. If you have some problems with the upgrade, the first thing to do to solve them is to log out, move away your .kde4 directory and log back in.