switching hoary ubuntu -> kubuntu

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Sep 27 14:05:42 UTC 2005

Art Alexion wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>Art Alexion wrote:
>>>I tested this machine for KDE by installing the KDE meta package.
>>>Everything works except k3b which wont install.  similarly the
>>>kubuntu-desktop package wont install because it depends on k3b.  After
>>>using KDE for a while (on this machine -- in ubuntu) I prefer it to
>>>Gnome.  Is there a way to convert a Ubuntu installation to pure kubuntu
>>>without a fresh install?
>>Yes, but "won't install" isn't nearly enough to go on.  If your
>>sources.list is correct, installing kubuntu-desktop will work and be
> Here is the command line output for 'sudo apt-get install kb3':
>        Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.5-1) but 2.3.2.ds1-20ubuntu14 is to be
> installed

Despite Oliver's complaints about backports, this looks bad, and nothing to
do with backports.  You are trying to install much too-recent (post libc6
upgrade) software into hoary.  And I'd bet:

> deb http://www.rarewares.org/debian/packages/unstable ./

I don't mean to be rude, but do you have a clue what you're doing?  Really,
don't include lines in your sources.list unless you are absolutely certain
what they're doing.  You CAN NOT include debian/unstable (or ubuntu/breezy)
software into hoary without very carefully using Apt pinning (a complicated
topic of its own), because they're using an entirely different libc6.

Also, I'd drop the OpenOffice line and get it from a proper Ubuntu
repository.  JEdit is probably safe.

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