Upgrade KDE to 4.2

Amila Liyanaarachchi amila.uoc at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 12:12:15 GMT 2009


Finally I managed to install KDE 4.2
Thank you very much for your help.

On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 1:43 AM, P Kapat <kap4lin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 11:48 AM, Amila Liyanaarachchi
> <amila.uoc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> hello,
>>
>> An error message which I got while trying to fix the prob,
>>
>> dpkg: error processing
>> /var/cache/apt/archives/kdelibs5-data_4%3a4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa3_all.deb
>> (--unpack):
>>  trying to overwrite
>> `/usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/launchpad.png', which is also in
>> package kdelibs-data
>
>> any guesses?
>
> yes, your kde installation is messed up... do the following. log out
> of kde (if at all you are in). take a backup of your ".kde" and
> ".kde4" by doing
>
> $ cd /home/username
> $ cp -a .kde .kde3.bak
> $ cp -a .kde4 .kde4.bak
>
>  then as root (or use sudo)
>
> $ /etc/init.d/kdm stop
> $ apt-get --purge remove kde* kdm*
>
> this will remove kde completely - a lot of packages will be gone. then
> make sure you have the kubuntu-experimental's ppa repo in your
> sources.list:
>
> $ grep "kubuntu-experimental" /etc/apt/sources.list
> $ grep "kubuntu-experimental" /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
>
> one of the above two should give you the corresponding lines.If not,
> then add the correct repos as specified in other mails.... Then
>
> $ apt-get update
> $ apt-cache policy kdebase kdm
>
> here you should see the 4.2 version as the candidate
>
> $ apt-get install kdebase kdebase-workspace kdm
>
> this should, I hope, give you the basic kde 4.2 from there on you can
> install whatever you want...
>
> --
> Regards
> PK
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