Fwd: Dependancies of kubuntu-precise

Rohan Garg rohangarg at kubuntu.org
Tue Aug 20 10:15:40 UTC 2013

> > I have an Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) notebook with Kubuntu-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?

Hi, it seems you're trying to install the HWE stack, I believe that the wiki 
is missing a couple of packages on the command line. For Kubuntu / KDE you'll 
need something like : 

For Raring : 
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-raring xserver-
xorg-lts-raring libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-raring libegl1-mesa-lts-raring libgles2-

Gives me [1]

For Quantal :
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-quantal xserver-
xorg-lts-quantal libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-quantal libegl1-mesa-lts-quantal 

Gives me [2]

Note that this is with KDE 4.11 , should probably also work on KDE 4.10 I 

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

I disagree, this is more or less due to the lack of having a  documented way 
of how to install the HWE stack with Kubuntu. I don't see how this issue has 
anything to do with KDE backports. ( Atleast to me most of the issue seems to 
be the HWE stack ). I still think it's worth investing time in backporting new 
KDE releases to the LTS version, especially since the last couple of releases 
have bought in major performance improvements.

Rohan Garg

[1] http://paste.kde.org/p2a27cf42/
[2] http://paste.kde.org/p24d28a1c/

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