9.04: is KDE 4.2 ever making it to 8.10?

Georgi Kourtev gkourtev at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 13:51:23 UTC 2009

Do I have to remove the ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-experimental from the 
repository after the installation or is fine to leave it there?

On Thursday 29 January 2009 15:46:37 Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
> I haven't kept the whole thread so I can't quote the OP from local
> directories. However, in answer to part of their question, "is KDE 4.2
> ever making it to 8.10":
> <Quote from http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kde-4.2 >
> The updated packages for Kubuntu 8.10 are located in the Kubuntu
> Experimental Software Personal Package Archive (PPA) repository. To
> update to KDE 4.2, please follow these instructions:
>   1. Remove the koffice-data-kde4 package if you have it installed. The
>      current koffice2 packages in the kubuntu-members-kde4 PPA are
>      incompatible with the KDE 4.2 packages since they try to install
>      icons to the same locations.
>   2. Follow the Kubuntu Repository Guide
>      <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Kubuntu> to enable
>      /Recommended Updates/ and add the following to your 'Third-Party
>      Software' tab:
>      deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-experimental/ubuntu intrepid main
>   3. You can add the package signing key with this command:
>      gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 493B3065 && gpg
>      --export -a 493B3065 | sudo apt-key add -
>   4. Old Plasma packages are not compatible with KDE 4.2, you should
>      uninstall any plasmoids.
>   5. You can now update any existing KDE 4 installation to the most
>      recent version using the Adept Updater tool in your system tray.
>   6. Now log out and press Alt + E to restart X. When you log in you
>      will have KDE 4.2. Enjoy.
>        <unquote>
> The answer is "Yes."

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