How to install KDE on LMDE?

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Gonzalo_VC
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How to install KDE on LMDE?

Postby Gonzalo_VC » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:23 pm

Gee! Why there is no KDE official version of LMDE? or any other than Mate and Cinnamon for LMDE!!??
Is there any other better way to install KDE on LMDE that "upgrading to SID"??

Thanks!!

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Re: How to install KDE on LMDE?

Postby xenopeek » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:48 am

Made you your own topic. Others here will probably have a good recommendation for how to install KDE on LMDE (installing kde-full will install the entire KDE SC). Fred will be working on a community edition of LMDE KDE, but that is not yet ready.
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Re: How to install KDE on LMDE?

Postby catweazel » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:31 pm

Gonzalo_VC wrote:Is there any other better way to install KDE on LMDE that "upgrading to SID"??

I'm trying it now for my own benefit from the Mint Debian repos so I'll let you know how it goes.
All I've had to do so far is simply change the repos to point to a fast mirror then:

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sudo apt-get install kde-full

Edit: Well, fancy that, it worked. KDE 4.8.4 is up and running. Now all I have to do is figure out where to get 4.10.1.

The UI is a bit rough so it'll need theming, but other than that, it all looks fine.

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Re: How to install KDE on LMDE?

Postby marlar » Fri May 03, 2013 8:10 am

I would like to install KDE as well.

However, I have one question: Is it still LMDE after installing KDE? I mean, will it still be the same semi-rolling release and will get all relevant updates in the future?

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Re: How to install KDE on LMDE?

Postby xenopeek » Fri May 03, 2013 10:57 am

marlar wrote: Is it still LMDE after installing KDE? I mean, will it still be the same semi-rolling release and will get all relevant updates in the future?

Yes. KDE is just a collection of packages, and those packages are available from the LMDE repository. They will be updated through there, as will all your other installed packages. You will just be using KDE as your desktop environment, instead of MATE or Cinnamon.
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