Upgrade KDE to 4.2

Wim-Jan Hilgenbos wimjan at xs4all.nl
Mon Feb 2 23:12:55 GMT 2009


Hi all,

I have the same problem as described in this thread. I followed the 
instructions below and removed kde and kdm.

When trying to install the latest version I get a cyclic dependency error.
Trying manually to install packages in the cycle to break it didn't work.
Anyone any idea's?

Below some relevant output from apt-get kdebase. apt-get kdm gives a lot of 
the same dependencies.

Thanks,

Wim-Jan

============== [apt-cache output] ===================
# apt-cache policy kdebase kdm
kdebase:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa2
  Version table:
     4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa2 0
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Packages
     4:3.5.10-0ubuntu1~hardy2 0
        500 http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
        500 http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/main Packages
     4:3.5.9-0ubuntu7 0
        500 http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
kdm:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa5
  Version table:
     4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa5 0
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Packages
     4:3.5.10-0ubuntu1~hardy2 0
        500 http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
        500 http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-backports/main Packages
     4:3.5.9-0ubuntu7 0
        500 http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages

============ [end apt-cache output] ==============

================= [apt-get output] ==============
# apt-get install -f  kdebase
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  kdebase: Depends: dolphin (>= 4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa2) but it is not 
going to be installed
           Depends: kappfinder (>= 4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa2) but it is 
not going to be installed
           Depends: kdebase-bin (>= 4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa2) but it is 
not going to be installed
           Depends: kdepasswd (>= 4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa2) but it is 
not going to be installed
           Depends: kfind (>= 4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa2) but it is not 
going to be installed
           Depends: konqueror-nsplugins (>= 4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa2) 
but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: konqueror (>= 4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa2) but it is 
not going to be installed
           Depends: konsole (>= 4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa2) but it is not 
going to be installed
           Depends: kwrite (>= 4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa2) but it is not 
going to be installed
           Depends: libkonq5 (>= 4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa2) but it is 
not going to be installed
           Depends: kdebase-plasma (>= 4:4.2.0-0ubuntu1~intrepid1~ppa2) but it 
is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

============== [end apt-get output] ==============


> 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
> > --------------------------------------
> > http://counter.li.org  #402424
> >
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