Upgrade KDE to 4.2

Clay Weber claydoh at midmaine.com
Thu Jan 29 03:50:33 UTC 2009

On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 08:46:07 +0530
Amila Liyanaarachchi <amila.uoc at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm a Kubuntu beginner, and curious to have KDE 4.2.
> I tried the following to get it updated, but end up with the below
> error. Can someone tell me what has went wrong here?
> Added the line "deb
> http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-experimental/ubuntu intrepid main" to
> third party software list in apt.
> gave the command "sudo apt-get install kde-nightly" which I found from
> some site.
> then I end up with the below error message,
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> 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:
>  kde-nightly: Depends: kde-nightly-kdebase but it is not going to be installed
> E: Broken packages
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Regards,
> Amila

After adding the repository, all you should have to do is fetch updates, then upgrade to get 4.2

http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kde-4.2 has all the directions

the package "kde-nightly' is a package from a different repository (the Project Neon KDE-nightly builds, which are more bleeding-edge code than KDE4.2) which is why you are getting the error: the package with that name doesn't exist in the repository you added

Clay Weber <claydoh at midmaine.com>

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