upgrade to KDE 4.5

Asked by tjk on 2010-07-23

I have just installed a fresh version of KXStudio, and I wanted to verify that upgrading to KDE 4.5 has been tested with no resulting critical problems (as I did so with a beta version and messed up the audio). I see no bugs... so that's a good sign.

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falkTX (falk-t-j) said :

I made some recent changes to make sure KXStudio is compatible with KDE 4.5.x versions.

I'll make an announcement when the final KDE 4.5.0 is available,
but you should know right away:

There's a special PPA for KXStudio/KDE4.5.x stuff:

To install it:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:falk-t-j/kxstudio-kde45
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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tjk (tim-klassen) said :

I followed your instructions above for upgrading to KDE4.5, but the result was that 288 files would be removed. It doesn't look right to me. Am I doing something wrong?

tim@kubuntu64:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  acetoneiso akregator amarok apport-kde apturl-kde ark bomber bovo cantor digikam dolphin dragonplayer festige freespacenotifier frescobaldi gdebi-kde granatier gwenview install-package
  jack2-simple-config jockey-kde juk k3b k9copy kaddressbook kalgebra kalzium kamera kanagram kapman kappfinder karbon kate katomic kbattleship kblackbox kblocks kbluetooth kbounce kbreakout
  kbruch kcalc kcharselect kchart kchmviewer kcm-gtk kcm-touchpad kcolorchooser kde-l10n-engb kde-minimal kde-service-menu-fuseiso kde-service-menu-konsole-there kde-standard
  kde-style-qtcurve kde-thumbnailer-openoffice kde-window-manager kde-zeroconf kdebase-apps kdebase-bin kdebase-plasma kdebase-runtime kdebase-workspace kdebase-workspace-bin
  kdebase-workspace-data kdebase-workspace-kgreet-plugins kdeedu kdegames kdegraphics kdegraphics-strigi-plugins kdelibs-bin kdelibs5 kdelirc kdemultimedia kdemultimedia-kio-plugins kdenlive
  kdepasswd kdepim-groupware kdepim-kresources kdepim-runtime kdepim-strigi-plugins kdepim-wizards kdepimlibs5 kdeplasma-addons kdesudo kdethumbs-audio kdethumbs-gimp-resources kdeutils kdf
  kdiamond kdm kexi kffmpegthumbnailer kfind kfloppy kformula kfourinline kgamma kgeography kgoldrunner kgpg khangman khelpcenter4 kig kigo killbots kinfocenter kipi-plugins kiriki
  kjumpingcube klettres klines klipper kmag kmahjongg kmail kmess kmetronome kmid2 kmidimon kmines kmix kmousetool kmozillahelper kmplot kmymoney knetwalk knm-runtime knotes koffice
  koffice-libs kolf kollision kolourpaint4 konq-plugins konqueror konqueror-nsplugins konquest konsole kontact konversation konvertible kopete kopete-message-indicator korganizer kpackagekit
  kpat kplato kppp kpresenter kreversi krita krosspython kruler ksame kscd kscreensaver kscreensaver-xsavers kshisen ksirk ksnapshot kspaceduel kspread ksquares kstars ksudoku ksysguard
  ksystemlog kthesaurus ktimer ktorrent ktouch ktron ktuberling kturtle kubrick kubuntu-debug-installer kubuntu-desktop kubuntu-konqueror-shortcuts kubuntu-notification-helper kvkbd
  kwalletmanager kwin-style-qtcurve kword kwordquiz kwrite kxstudio-artwork kxstudio-artwork-kdm kxstudio-artwork-ksplash kxstudio-artwork-wallpaper kxstudio-default-settings
  kxstudio-desktop kxstudio-desktop-extra kxstudio-desktop-full kxstudio-meta-all kxstudio-meta-audio kxstudio-meta-audio-plugins kxstudio-meta-games kxstudio-meta-graphics
  kxstudio-meta-misc kxstudio-meta-video kxstudio-welcome language-selector-qt libk3b6 libk3b6-extracodecs libkcddb4 libkdcraw8 libkdecorations4 libkdeedu4 libkdegames5 libkdepim4
  libkexiv2-8 libkfontinst4 libkipi7 libkleo4 libkonq5 libkonqsidebarplugin4 libkopete4 libkpgp4 libksane0 libkscreensaver5 libksgrd4 libksieve4 libksignalplotter4 libkwineffects1
  libkworkspace4 liblancelot0 libmarble4 libmimelib4 libokularcore1 libphonon4 libplasma-applet-system-monitor4 libplasma3 libplasmaclock4 libplasmagenericshell4 libprocesscore4
  libprocessui4 libqt4-webkit libsolidcontrol4 libtaskmanager4 libweather-ion4 lskat marble network-manager-kde okteta okular okular-extra-backends openoffice.org-kde palapeli parley phonon
  phonon-backend-xine plasma-dataengines-addons plasma-dataengines-workspace plasma-desktop plasma-runners-addons plasma-scriptengine-javascript plasma-scriptengine-python
  plasma-scriptengine-superkaramba plasma-wallpapers-addons plasma-widget-facebook plasma-widget-folderview plasma-widget-kimpanel plasma-widget-kubuntu-feedback plasma-widget-lancelot
  plasma-widget-message-indicator plasma-widget-quickaccess plasma-widgets-addons plasma-widgets-workspace polkit-kde-1 printer-applet python-kde4 python-qt4 qtcurve qtsixa quassel
  recorditnow rocs showfoto software-properties-kde step sweeper system-config-printer-kde systemsettings ubufox update-manager-kde usb-creator-kde userconfig yakuake
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libggi-target-x libggi2 libggiwmh0 libggiwmh0-target-x libgii1 libgii1-target-x redland-utils
The following packages will be upgraded:
  apt apt-transport-https apt-utils base-files grub-common grub-pc gtk2-engines-qtcurve inputattach k3b-data ksysguardd libdrm-intel1 libdrm-nouveau1 libdrm-radeon1 libdrm2
  libkonq5-templates libopenal1 libplasma-geolocation-interface4 libqt4-assistant libqt4-dbus libqt4-designer libqt4-help libqt4-network libqt4-opengl libqt4-qt3support libqt4-script
  libqt4-scripttools libqt4-sql libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-sql-sqlite libqt4-svg libqt4-test libqt4-xml libqt4-xmlpatterns libqtcore4 libqtgui4 librdf0 linux-headers-2.6.32-23 mplayer
  nvidia-173-modaliases nvidia-current-modaliases oxygen-cursor-theme oxygen-icon-theme plasma-widget-kimpanel-backend-ibus ttf-lyx ubuntu-keyring ureadahead xulrunner-1.9.2
47 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 288 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 67.7MB of archives.

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falkTX (falk-t-j) said :

kde 4.5 is still beta, problems may happen.

I had the same issue some time ago,
I asked over the IRC #kubuntu-devel, but they didn't care...

If you have some linux knowledge, you can try to force the installation
by saying yes to that question, wait for all packages to be installed,
then installing kxstudio meta-packages again.

are you mixing too many ppas?

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tjk (tim-klassen) said :

Unfortunately I did a forced upgrade. The result was: my KDE desktop was unusable (before this I checked my source list, and it appeared to be okay)... I tried to install KDE-desktop, but that didn't fix things. So I did a complete reinstall of KDE and KXStudio to get things working again.

I will not be upgrading to KDE 4.5 until I see a posting from you and I am sure that it is okay to do so. Thanks.