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LMDE howto get KDE SC 4.9.5

Postby zerozero on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:14 pm

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$ kde4-config --version
Qt: 4.8.2
KDE Development Platform: 4.9.5
kde4-config: 1.0


yeahh :lol: 4.9.5 in debian now 8)

and it's not *that* hard :mrgreen:

prerequisites
- system updated at least to testing (viewtopic.php?f=201&t=123323 may be useful);
- good and recent backup (all went very good here, otherwise i wouldn't be writing this post but this procedure might react differently in your systems)

before we start
- we need to grab
http://packages.debian.org/sid/libhupnp1
http://packages.debian.org/sid/libqtsol ... soap-2.7-1
http://packages.debian.org/sid/librdf0
(this is what was missing on my system - sure this was a fairly vanilla install - if you find other problems post them)

getting kde 4.9.5
(kde 4.9.5 is not at debian proper at the moment; is at http://qt-kde.debian.net/)
(for simplicity here and to be inline with the instructions at qt-kde.debian i'm going to use aptitude)
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 # aptitude keep-all

- let's add the repo
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deb http://qt-kde.debian.net/debian experimental-snapshots main
deb-src http://qt-kde.debian.net/debian experimental-snapshots main

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# aptitude update

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# aptitude install pkg-kde-archive-keyring

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# aptitude update

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# aptitude -t experimental-snapshots dist-upgrade

this is the big moment 8)
my output just for reference
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The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libkdecorations4abi1{a} libkwineffects1abi4{a} libkwinglutils1abi1{a}
  libkworkspace4abi2{a} libkxmlrpcclient4{a} libnepomukcore4{a}
  libnepomuksync4{a} libqoauth1{a} nepomuk-core-data{a}
  nepomuk-core-runtime{a}
The following packages will be upgraded:
  akonadi-backend-sqlite akonadi-server dolphin freespacenotifier kate
  kate-data katepart kde-baseapps kde-baseapps-bin kde-baseapps-data
  kde-plasma-desktop kde-runtime kde-runtime-data kde-style-oxygen
  kde-window-manager kde-workspace kde-workspace-bin kde-workspace-data
  kde-workspace-kgreet-plugins kdebase-runtime kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data
  kdelibs5-plugins kdepasswd kdepimlibs-kio-plugins kdm kdoctools kfind
  khelpcenter4 kinfocenter klipper kmenuedit konqueror konqueror-nsplugins
  konsole kscreensaver kscreensaver-xsavers ksysguard ksysguardd kwrite
  libakonadi-contact4 libakonadi-kabc4 libakonadi-kcal4 libakonadi-kde4
  libakonadi-kmime4 libakonadiprotocolinternals1 libdlrestrictions1
  libgpgme++2 libkabc4 libkactivities-bin libkactivities6
  libkateinterfaces4 libkatepartinterfaces4 libkcal4 libkcalcore4
  libkcalutils4 libkcmutils4 libkde3support4 libkdeclarative5 libkdecore5
  libkdesu5 libkdeui5 libkdewebkit5 libkdnssd4 libkemoticons4
  libkephal4abi1 libkfile4 libkholidays4 libkhtml5 libkidletime4 libkimap4
  libkimproxy4 libkio5 libkjsapi4 libkjsembed4 libkldap4 libkmediaplayer4
  libkmime4 libknewstuff2-4 libknewstuff3-4 libknotifyconfig4 libkntlm4
  libkonq-common libkonq5-templates libkonq5abi1 libkonqsidebarplugin4a
  libkontactinterface4 libkparts4 libkpimidentities4 libkpimtextedit4
  libkpimutils4 libkprintutils4 libkpty4 libkresources4 libkrosscore4
  libkscreensaver5 libksgrd4 libksignalplotter4 libktexteditor4
  libkunitconversion4 libkutils4 libmailtransport4 libmicroblog4
  libnepomuk4 libnepomukquery4a libnepomukutils4
  libplasma-geolocation-interface4 libplasma3 libplasmaclock4abi3
  libplasmagenericshell4 libprocesscore4abi1 libprocessui4a libqgpgme1
  libsolid4 libsolidcontrol4abi2 libsolidcontrolifaces4abi2 libsoprano4
  libsyndication4 libtaskmanager4abi3 libthreadweaver4 libvirtodbc0
  libweather-ion6 oxygen-icon-theme plasma-dataengines-addons
  plasma-dataengines-workspace plasma-desktop plasma-netbook
  plasma-scriptengine-javascript plasma-scriptengine-python
  plasma-widget-folderview plasma-widgets-addons plasma-widgets-workspace
  python-kde4 soprano-daemon systemsettings virtuoso-minimal
  virtuoso-opensource-6.1-bin virtuoso-opensource-6.1-common
The following packages are RECOMMENDED but will NOT be installed:
  kde-wallpapers plasma-scriptengines plasma-widget-lancelot
138 packages upgraded, 10 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 106 MB of archives. After unpacking 3,019 kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] Y

looks very good, there's just plasma-scriptengines that i will sort out in a minute
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# aptitude -t experimental-snapshots install plasma-scriptengines
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libsmokeplasma3{a} plasma-scriptengine-ruby{a}
  plasma-scriptengine-webkit{a} plasma-scriptengines ruby-plasma{a}
0 packages upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 535 kB of archives. After unpacking 2,236 kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] Y

kde-wallpapers is actually kdewallpapers
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# aptitude -t experimental-snapshots install kdewallpapers


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after reboot (3 min uptime the ram usage is 241MB) awesome :P
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Re: LMDE howto get KDE SC 4.9.5

Postby Orbmiser on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:02 pm

Nice Tut ZeroZero!

"after reboot (3 min uptime the ram usage is 241MB) awesome :P"


Still don't get the KDE Haters always saying KDE is Bloated!
Show Me the Bloat! :shock:

My 4.10 comes in way under Cinnamon at 462mb.
Where Cinnamon always comes in around 700mb at desktop startup.
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Re: LMDE howto get KDE SC 4.9.5

Postby Mr. B on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:08 pm

Cinnamon 32bit (LMDE) on the netbook after desktop startup between 127 and 142MB of the 997MB that are left of the 1GB RAM. The 64bit version is between 270 and 310MB of 3GB RAM available on my laptop after desktop startup if i remember correct. I will look into it tomorrow and let you know the exact numbers from both machines. :wink:

I find it kinda strange that Cinnamon comes in about 700MB on your machine but then again i don't know the specs of it. :D

KDE4 has been a favorite DE of mine a while back and always liked it next to Xfce, Gnome and Cinnamon.


Nice tutorial by the way from what i've seen, must look into it some more later on. :)
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Re: LMDE howto get KDE SC 4.9.5

Postby zerozero on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:32 pm

Orbmiser wrote:Nice Tut ZeroZero!

Mr. B wrote:Nice tutorial by the way from what i've seen, must look into it some more later on. :)

8) tks
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Re: LMDE howto get KDE SC 4.9.5

Postby BostonPeng on Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:48 pm

Thanks zz! I was hoping to find something like this. Now all I have to do is get enough time in one day to do all the prerequisite tasks.
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Re: LMDE howto get KDE SC 4.9.5

Postby zerozero on Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:01 pm

hi BostonPeng 8)
highly recommended
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Re: LMDE howto get KDE SC 4.9.5

Postby zerozero on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:15 pm

in a different system (highly customised this time) all(most) :lol: everything went well
rebooting from the update and kwin was crashing all the time :shock: (like twice a second)
turns out that was bespin's fault (my self-compiled bespin style was not compatible with 4.10)
grabbing the newest version from experimental solved the issue immediately
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Commit Log for Sat Feb 16 23:07:32 2013


Installed the following packages:
kde-style-bespin (0.r1552-1+b0~pre1)
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