kf5 5.7 utopic backports saga

Harald Sitter sitter at kde.org
Tue Mar 3 07:41:05 UTC 2015

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 1:47 AM, Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 02, 2015 at 12:13:37AM -0800, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 4:17 AM, Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:
>> > writing the status here before we forget it..
>> >
>> > scarlett kindy did the backports of kf5 into utopic using the kubuntu-ninjas
>> > PPA (after some faff failing to get the kubuntu-next/staging ppa to accept
>> > them)
>> > they were copied to kubuntu-ppa/next but then we had reports of them causing
>> > failed upgrades so they were deleted
>> > I tidied up the backport of kglobalaccel which was breaking the upgrades
>> > Now when I try to copy them over to kubuntu-ppa/next it complains there is
>> > already that version of the package in kubuntu-ppa/next even though there is
>> > not
>> >
>> > if someone has the energy for it they can bump the version numbers in the
>> > packages in kubuntu-ninjas and get them all to compile again them copy them
>> > to kubuntu-ppa/next.  But i'm mostly out of energy for it :(
>> >
>> > Jonathan
>> Are we actually supporting next and next-backports for 14.10? My
>> broken system makes it appear that we are not.
>> I suggest that we remove the notice about those in the KDE wiki, and
>> suggest people either use one of the ISOs for 14.10 or install Beta 1
>> Vivid.
>> I've never had an upgrade leave me unable to login to KDE before. Not
>> a good experience. I know that the next and next-backports are testing
>> material, so I was fairly warned. But we've run out of time to support
>> them, so let's cut our losses and put our energy into Vivid.
> This sounds like a realistic idea to me.  We don't seem to have the
> energy needed for a kf5 backport, we've said there won't be an upgrade
> root for 14.10 plasma5 to 15.04, so we'd be perfectly ok it's just a
> tech preview and it won't get any better.

how does one prevent the user from upgrading if they have next packages?


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