Fwd: Dependancies of kubuntu-precise

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Mon Aug 19 22:26:39 UTC 2013

On Monday, August 19, 2013 23:08:19 Jonathan Riddell wrote:
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> From: Jens <jens-launchpad.net at spamfreemail.de>
> To: Jonathan Riddell <jriddell at ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Dependancies of kubuntu-precise
> Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:27:23 -0000
> Reply-To: Jens <jens-launchpad.net at spamfreemail.de>
> Sender: bounces at canonical.com
> Hello,
> please forward this to the mailing list if appropriate. Thanks!
> I have an Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) notebook with Kbunutu-desktop (4.8)
> which has been upgraded to Kernel 3.5.0 and the "-lts-quantal" series of
> Xorg servers by Ubuntus recommendation.
> When installing the latest KDE 4.10 packages from your PPA, apt-get
> wants to remove all the Xorg servers, ubuntu-desktop and some other
> packages and installs the old precise Xorg servers again - but doesn't
> downgrade the kernel, so the next boot fails with a blank screen because
> kernel graphics system and Xorg don't match any more.
> Manually resolving this issue I managed to get the "lts-quantal" Xorg
> server packages reinstalled and all of KDE 4.10 installed - EXCEPT for
> kde-windowmanager. Why is this? Can this be resolved so adding this PPA
> and upgrading the Kubuntu 4.8 to the 4.10 packages doesn't remove any
> essential packages?

Anyone else convinced now that trying to backport three releases back is 
possibly more trouble than it's worth?

Scott K

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