9.04: is KDE 4.2 ever making it to 8.10?

Amila Liyanaarachchi amila.uoc at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 01:53:45 UTC 2009


I followed the below steps to get it done,

<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.


During the installation adept prompted an error message saying some
thing like "changes can't be committed ..."
Then I press "OK" which was the only available option and Adept stop
the installation at the point saying "Update Complete".

Then I restarted, I don't have any GUI anymore :(
It try to start X, then end up saying "unable to find directory ...."

Is there anyway that I can fix this problem. Already tried "sudo
apt-get -f install" no success.
Do I have to reinstall the whole thing again ??

Second question is, after adding the "deb
http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-experimental/ubuntu intrepid main" to
third party SW, adept started downloading the updates. Is there a way
which I can choose some updates instead of downloading everything. In
my case I noticed that adept is downloading MySql server which I
didn't have in my system and I don't want to have.

Appreciate any help.

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 6:40 AM, Derek Broughton <derek at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> Far more interesting is the question of whether 9.04 is ever going to
>>> have 4.2 - it's supposed to, but I'm not sure it'll make it in the end.
>> The answer is "Yes".
>> <quote from kde.org>
>> *KDE 4.2.0 released <http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.2/index.php>*
>> On 27th January 2009, KDE 4.2.0 was released by the KDE community. KDE
>> 4.2 is the next major release in the KDE 4 series.
>> <unquote>
> That is, as it says, a quote from KDE.org, and completely unrelated to what
> Kubuntu is doing.
>> <quote from kubuntu.com"
>>     KDE 4.2 Released <http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kde-4.2>
>> Submitted on Tue, 2009-01-27
>> KDE 4.2 has been released. Users of our development Jaunty version can
>> do a full upgrade to get the latest packages. Packages for 8.10
>> (Intrepid) are in the kubuntu-experimental PPA.
>> <unquote>
>> Why they put the new KDE in PPA is beyond me but they did. Just because
>> it's there instead of somewhere else doesn't mean it's not going to
>> "make it to 8.10".
> Yes, it does.  It's in the PPA _specifically_ because it will NEVER be part
> of an official 8.10 release.  That's what PPAs are for.
>> It _IS_ the KDE 4.2 release that's there. It's not a
>> beta or an rc.
> LOL.  Like 4.1 wasn't....
>> KDE 4.2 is the default in 9.04.
> But is it?  Are you promising me that huge and significant parts of the KDE
> arsenal won't still be at 4.1 (or worse)?  As kde-pim was not at 4.1 when
> 8.10 was released?  I doubt you can make that promise.
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