Hello / KDE 4 / Asking questions.

Peter Lewis prlewis at letterboxes.org
Wed May 16 19:00:55 BST 2007

On Wednesday 16 May 2007 17:15:33 Derek Broughton wrote:
> Peter Lewis wrote:
> > On Monday 14 May 2007 at 16:47:43 John L Fjellstad wrote:
> >> Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> writes:
> >> > Where exactly are you getting kde4base-dev from ?  It won't cause you
> >> > any (immediate) problems if kubuntu-desktop gets removed, but the fact
> >> > that it is happening implies that you're trying a repository that
> >> > hasn't been blessed by ubuntu.
> >>
> >> Trying to install kde4base-dev from the http://kubuntu.org/ will try to
> >> remove kubuntu-desktop.
> >
> > That's what I'm saying. Surely this shouldn't be the case.... is it?
> Why not?  kde*base-dev is not necessary for general kubuntu use. 
> Therefore, it's entirely possible that the latest version wouldn't be
> compatible with an existing kubuntu-desktop.

I know what you're saying, but well, I wouldn't have thought that it would be 
impossible to install some extra stuff without messing with the desktop.

> > If so, how can I try out the KDE4 alpha 1 packages without damaging my
> > existing install?
> I know you said you were told that KDE3.x and KDE4 could exists
> side-by-side, but I would really have my doubts.

Yeah, I'm just reading it from:


"They install to /usr/lib/kde4 and can be installed alongside your existing 
KDE 3."

I was hoping there might be someone around on the list who helped to craft the 
packages and could confirm what's going on.

So a further question... is it not really possible to use Kubuntu to develop 
for KDE4 without using a chroot, vm or something similar?


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