How to install KDE4 on Fedora 8?

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Tue Feb 26 07:38:10 UTC 2008

John Summerfield <debian <at>> writes:
> If you install kde4 I recommend you only use it from a new account, just 
> in case you want to revert.

A new account won't help much because the package replacement is system-wide, 
an entirely separate Fedora installation is needed if you want to be able to 
revert safely, or you can use a live CD like the F9 Alpha one. Downgrading all 
KDE packages after you upgraded to KDE 4 is a big PITA.

But it's correct that it's safest to use a different account / home directory 
too to make sure your KDE 3 settings won't be touched.

        Kevin Kofler

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