(How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

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(How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

Postby Ctulhu on Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:25 am

I am running Mint 12 KDE (on a Dell XPS 8300), which still uses KDE 4.7.4. Is there a simple way to upgrade to KDE 4.9.2? I can NOT install Mint 13 KDE because MINT 13's installer can't handle my RAID setup (which really stinks, because Mint 12 can do it fine. but that's beside the point now ;-))
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Re: (How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

Postby thunder422 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:37 am

The easiest you can get to on Mint 12 KDE when you add the kubuntu backports repository is KDE 4.8.2. I did this when I first installed Mint 12 KDE early this year. I didn't really use 4.7.4 that came with Mint 12 KDE, but 4.8.2 was plenty stable for me. The only thing that really bothered my was that they took away the inline renaming in Dolphin that was previously there in KDE 4.6.2 on Mint 10 KDE. I don't know if is was in 4.7.4. I have since upgraded to Mint 13 KDE (this past weekend), but still using KDE 4.8.5 for now (I will go to 4.9.2 at some point since inline renaming is suppose to be back in Dolphin).
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Re: (How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

Postby Ctulhu on Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:16 am

Hm, I do have this

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu oneiric main

in my sources.list bercause I thought that would do it, but even after

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

I still only have the 4.7.4 - is this not the right one?
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Re: (How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

Postby wlake on Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:53 pm

I think only the precise backports repo has the 4.9.2 packages. Someone please correct me if this is wrong. Since you're running oneiric, if you change the repository to precise and try the dist-upgrade, I don't know what would happen.
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Re: (How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

Postby thunder422 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:29 pm

Ctulhu wrote:Hm, I do have this

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu oneiric main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu oneiric main

in my sources.list because I thought that would do it, but even after

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

I still only have the 4.7.4 - is this not the right one?


Hmm, those are the sources I have on my Mint12 install, but not in sources.list file, they are located in sources.list.d/kubuntu-ppa-backports-oneiric.list file. I originally entered them in the Synaptic Package Manager (Software Repositories), not directly into the etc/apt files. I don't know if there is a difference where they get entered. I do have KDE 4.8.2 installed (and they were never updated past 4.8.2 - I think once Kubuntu 12.04 came up, they stopped updating the backports-oneiric).
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Re: (How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

Postby Ctulhu on Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:48 pm

I did try the precise backports but that was risky: half of the stuff would be updated, rest would be kept back etc. so I didn't dare go through with it. But ye, they probably stopped after 12.04. Shame: since Mint doesn't bother doesn't with alternate installers, I am stuck ... Thx anyway, guys.
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Re: (How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

Postby Ctulhu on Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:49 pm

> Hmm, those are the sources I have on my Mint12 install, but not in sources.list file, they are located in sources.list.d/kubuntu-ppa-backports-oneiric.list file.
Yes, I put them all into sources.list so I can back this up more easily. Makes no difference for updating in general
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Re: (How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

Postby thunder422 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:59 am

I would suggest at least trying to add the backports from the Synaptic Package Manager, as maybe it sets some additional configuration somewhere that is missed when entering directly in the text files. On the other hand, if you're stuck at 4.7.4, I think 4.7.4 is probably plenty stable. I used 4.6.2 for close to a year with Mint 10 and was satisfied with it.
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Re: (How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

Postby Lnx_User1 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:11 pm

I tried to get 4.9 but I ran into this:
E: Invalid operation dist-upgrade

Anyone know why that be?

Also what's the code to get 4.9.2, the correct backport?

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Re: (How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

Postby zerozero on Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:39 pm

Lnx_User1 wrote:I tried to get 4.9 but I ran into this:
E: Invalid operation dist-upgrade

well, we sure need to know a bit more to answer that :) in what context you issued dist-upgrade in the terminal?
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Re: (How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

Postby Lnx_User1 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:49 pm

Three lines I was suppose enter in Terminal to get the update, got it from another site. I believe first was to get access to the repository that had the update, then I believe "sudo apt-get update" then "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade." The last line didn't take, odd because I believe I used the command before without issue.
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Re: (How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

Postby zerozero on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:07 pm

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

or if you are using mint
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apt update && apt dist-upgrade
(it's exactly the same as the above)
these commands "should always" work, unless 1) something else is deeply broken 2) the commands are misspelled
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Re: (How) Can I install KDE 4.9.2 on Mint 12 KDE?

Postby Ctulhu on Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:22 am

@thunder22

> I would suggest at least trying to add the backports from the Synaptic Package Manager
Ok, will try that. 4.7.4 is definitely stable, but some applications have been much improved in 4.9.2 so I was wondering whether it's possible to get there. Oh well ...
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