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Cannot get KDE to update from 4.7.3 to 4.7.4 or 4.7.95

Postby IslandWolf on Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:37 pm

I have issued the command sudo apt-get upgrade, as well as sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, and yet I still only have KDE 4.7.3 installed. And it crashes or misbehaves frequently. So how do I really upgrade my KDE installation?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Cannot get KDE to update from 4.7.3 to 4.7.4 or 4.7.95

Postby exton on Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:41 pm

I never learn. One can never too clear. You must of course first update your package sources. Run command sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get upgrade.

Screenshot 1: apt-get upgrade

Screenshot 2: Synaptic after apt-get update.

And it crashes or misbehaves frequently you say. Can you be a little more specific? Are you sure you have a correct ISO-file? No burning issues?
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Re: Cannot get KDE to update from 4.7.3 to 4.7.4 or 4.7.95

Postby IslandWolf on Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:49 am

Thanks. My ISO was perfect when I used it some weeks ago to do the install. I ran Gnome for several days, then made the switch to KDE and uninstalled all things Gnome. I have just today installed the latest ATI drivers for Linux (I have a Radeon 4290 built into my Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 mainboard).

Why have you assumed that I did not issue those exact commands in that exact order?

Here are my results from the command line interface after I executed sudo apt-get update:
lots of lines of text ...
Fetched 172 kB in 9s (17.8 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
richard@SilverWolf ~ $ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
richard@SilverWolf ~ $


Synaptic, after I tell it Reload and filter on "KDE", tells me that I have "1571 packages listed, 2772 installed, 0 broken, 0 to install/upgrade, 0 to remove". Yet KDE still shows itself to be 4.7.3.

My repositories might be hosed. If that is the case, how do I get them back to where they should be?

Several times the Plasma Workspace has crashed, and the replies I get from the bug reporting site all say that my problems have been fixed in the 4.7.4 or 4.8 releases. Other misbehaviors include screen refresh errors. For example, I switch from Kmail to SRWare Iron and the title line for Iron is garbled, or some of the KMail window appears in the Iron window and cannot be corrected with a page refresh. KDE becomes unresponsive, forcing a cold boot: I have had to Ctrl-Alt-F1 into another session, log in, and shutdown just to regain control again. Occasionally, I could not even do that and have had to resort to cycling power at the back of the box.

I have 16 GB of memory, which tests good, so that isn't the problem. I have a suspicion that the ATI drivers are still nipping at my heels, because I am running MS Windows 7 Pro 64 bit in a VirtualBox VM and it has not hiccuped even once: flawless visual, flawless performance. So I am thinking that the team at ATI has left a bug or two in their Linux drivers. Not being a programmer, I have no way of verifying that.

I hope my screenshot uploaded, but I don't think it did. I got the message, "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached."

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Re: Cannot get KDE to update from 4.7.3 to 4.7.4 or 4.7.95

Postby exton on Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:05 pm

Ok, I see. You must have (accidently) removed some necessary programs when uninstalling Gnome etc. Why did you remove Gnome? (Just don't use it if you don't like it). Many Gnome-files are necessary in any Ubuntu-system.

What you could do now: Reinstall. Then upgrade KDE the way I stated before.

You could also (first) try to copy sources.list (/etc/apt/sources.list) while running DebEX-Mint 12 Xmas live to the same place in your installed system. (Then start up DebEX-Mint from hard disk and upgrade KDE).

Good luck!

Edit
I forgot to answer your question: Why have you assumed that I did not issue those exact commands in that exact order?
Answer: Because if you do that (without messing up the system before) KDE 4.7.4 will be installed.
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Re: Cannot get KDE to update from 4.7.3 to 4.7.4 or 4.7.95

Postby exton on Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:56 am

My new version (120104) of DebEX-Mint 12 Special live dvd is ready.

New features in version 120104 of DebEX-Mint 12
1. KDE has been updated to version 4.7.4
2. New kernel - 3.1.6-debex
3. Wicd is uninstalled. Instead, I made ​​Network Manager available in KDE
4. New links to the Ubiquity installer in KDE
5. I have installed SSH (on request)
6. Installed firmware for Broadcom wireless cards
7. Application Source for Spotify (Apt/Synaptic)
8. Certain appearance changes.

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Re: Cannot get KDE to update from 4.7.3 to 4.7.4 or 4.7.95

Postby Daboo on Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:30 pm

KDE 4.7.9 RC2 has been out for awhile. I've been using it for a week or so with no issues at all. KDE 4.8 is now on the server, though I've heard the official announcement isn't scheduled till 25 January.

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