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Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:20 pm
by RusGuy

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mint@mint:~$ apt install kubuntu-desktop
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:
 
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 kubuntu-desktop : Depends: software-properties-kde but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
:shock:

Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:52 am
by catweazel
RusGuy wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:20 pm
:shock:
Really, if you want a kde desktop, it's best to install a kde distro.

Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:07 am
by darknetmatrix

Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:11 am
by Pierre
whilst you can actually install the KDE from Package Manager aka synaptic,,
- search for 'mint-meta-kde' and install that package

but as catweazel noted - you do risk, breaking your entire system,
:!:
NB: I've got both Cinnamon & Mate installed on this Laptop - but, YMMV does apply here.

Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:11 am
by RusGuy
catweazel wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:52 am
RusGuy wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:20 pm
:shock:
Really, if you want a kde desktop, it's best to install a kde distro.
I know that Mint dropped KDE (that they not doing themes for KDE).
But before 19.1, I could install it at least and set up by myself.
And now - what sense of these package in repository if I can't even install it? -__-
But i like mint update program, but now, will have to switch to Neon...
darknetmatrix wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:07 am
I should go for this version: https://linuxtracker.org/?page=torrent- ... af4e137bd6
Thanks, but no, this no official and why so fat? 3.12 GB :shock:
Pierre wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:11 am
whilst you can actually install the KDE from Package Manager aka synaptic,,
- search for 'mint-meta-kde' and install that package

but as catweazel noted - you do risk, breaking your entire system,
:!:
NB: I've got both Cinnamon & Mate installed on this Laptop - but, YMMV does apply here.
No can't. Package with this name not exist :(
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Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:05 am
by tdockery97
Big kudos and a large thank you to the member who built the 19.1 KDE version. I just installed and configured it and it is absolutely terrific! Every bit as good as Kubuntu, and has that Minty goodness.

Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:08 am
by Hoser Rob
catweazel wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:52 am
RusGuy wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:20 pm
:shock:
Really, if you want a kde desktop, it's best to install a kde distro.
He's right, creating a FrankenKDE in Mint is never going to run as well.

Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:20 am
by MrGrimm
installing a second desktop through any software / package manager is asking for trouble. i'm normally a huge fan of avoiding terminal if i can, but where desktops are concerned it's terminal for me. i've tested kde two ways nonterminal and both were missing a lot. no point having the shell if you're not going to get all the base software that comes with it. my personal choice for installing kde. with it it installs and after install and a reboot works great. personally i installed to have access to some of the kde programs in cinnamon without having to go through the individual installs. even with the time it took to install kde it's still faster than installing all the individual programs.

https://linuxhint.com/install_kde_linux_mint_19/

one added note. personally i'd do this on a fresh install. meaning wipe the drive, install mint 19.1, personally cinnamon(but whichever of the 32 you want), then you finally land on the desktop install kde.

Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:52 pm
by Pierre
darknetmatrix wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:07 am
I should go for this version: https://linuxtracker.org/?page=torrent- ... af4e137bd6
Thanks, but no, this no official and why so fat? 3.12 GB :shock:

also - - be careful, as this site has an crypto-currency miner attached to that link.

for my self - I've still got KDE Neon 5.x running on one of my machines.
8)

Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:52 pm
by catweazel
tdockery97 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:05 am
Big kudos and a large thank you to the member who built the 19.1 KDE version. I just installed and configured it and it is absolutely terrific! Every bit as good as Kubuntu, and has that Minty goodness.
Personally I think you're mad installing a download from a completely unknown source.

Edit: Good grief...

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Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:55 pm
by tdockery97
Well, they're all unknown until you use them :lol:

Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:13 pm
by MrPollard
This is pretty complete, only thing as of 06/19 the software-properties-kde package depends on an outdated python software-properties package.

Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:23 pm
by MrGrimm
MrPollard wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:13 pm
This is pretty complete, only thing as of 06/19 the software-properties-kde package depends on an outdated python software-properties package.
then post the new ones.

Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:55 pm
by deanr72
After moving from Cinnamon to XFCE I decided I wanted at least one 'showy' Linux OS on one of my computers.

I'm now running Kubuntu 18.04 on my Dell Optiplex and my word it is nice. No offence to Cinnamon users but, aesthetically at least, and regardless of amount of tweaking, Kubuntu/KDE really does make Mint's flagship look incredibly dated.

Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:22 pm
by MrGrimm
deanr72 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:55 pm
After moving from Cinnamon to XFCE I decided I wanted at least one 'showy' Linux OS on one of my computers.

I'm now running Kubuntu 18.04 on my Dell Optiplex and my word it is nice. No offence to Cinnamon users but, aesthetically at least, and regardless of amount of tweaking, Kubuntu/KDE really does make Mint's flagship look incredibly dated.
you are 1,000,000%% correct, but lets not forget the most important thing about mint cinnamon and that is it's shear ease of use right out of the box. in my book for those new to linux or who have only dabbled over the years like myself who are looking to finally ditch windows mint cinnamon is the distro to start with. shortly after installing mint i added the plasma desktop cause i've always been partial to it. couple of months after that i installed kde neon and completely replaced mint. only cause i could not justify having two desktops when i was always in plasma. since then i have been slowly building up kubuntu 19.04 myself. kubuntu is for those that want to keep thing up to date without giving up the plasma desktop.

Re: Can't install kubuntu-desktop on Mint 19.1 XFCE

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:17 am
by rmsci
The problem you are having is due software-properties-kde version (0,96.x) being less what is required to not conflict with mintsources (version 1.8.x) in Linux Mint 19.x.

The way to resolve this properly is to install software-properties-kde (1.8.0 or greater). This can be obtained from UbuntUpdates.org: Download 1.8.0 package for Tara here (Tessa version 1.8.4 also available): https://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/m ... erties-kde

This repository for Linux Mint has some extra packages to make up for things that are missing/broken/conflicting.

The 1.8.x version contains almost nothing and depends only on mintsources being installed. Thereby eliminating the conflict for Mint and allowing kubuntu-desktop and other software to install correctly.

I have fixed a system that had this exact problem, where I forced the old 0.96.x version in only to have an issue with mintupdate constantly wanting to install mintsources 1.8.8 (in Tina) and remove kubuntu-desktop! Installing software-properties-kde 1.8.0 with dpkg gave no errors, then trying mintupdate again it installed mintsources without conflict or asking to remove kubuntu-desktop.