...this is the rolling release distro, remember?
Yeah, I remember I thought maybe something else was afoot. What with past upgrades of PCLinuxOS there has been some question as to whether it is a true rolling release or not, because of having to download an .ISO & burn to install an upgrade, rather than install once & done.
Other than that I do recall the big 400+ files and having to get rid of duplicates, but once that was done I fortunately had no further problems Right now I'm going to get rid of task-kde which I installed to check out to see if things had improved since my initial foray. KDE has improved, but not to the extent that it's worth keeping, IMHO. There's not enough separation between the two DE's. The Gnome menus are now even more cluttered with KDE files, so goodbye to them. I'm not a big fan of change for the sake of change, or bloat. Sorry for misunderstanding what was being discussed. I'll crawl back into my cave now. Cheers