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Script for Upgrading to KDE 4.3.1

I have had to run this more than twice.  I thought also keeping this up here as an easy way to find it again would be good.  This assumes starting from Kubuntu 9.04.


sudo apt-get install kde-icons-oxygen kdebase-runtime-data-common kdebase-workspace-libs4+5 kdelibs-bin kdelibs5 kdelibs5-data kdepimlibs-data ksysguardd libakonadiprivate1 libeet1 libkdecorations4 libkexiv2-7 libkipi6 libkonq5-templates libkwineffects1 libokularcore1 libplasma3 libqedje0 libqt4-assistant libqt4-core libqt4-dbus libqt4-designer libqt4-help libqt4-network libqt4-opengl libqt4-qt3support libqt4-script libqt4-sql libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-sql-sqlite libqt4-svg libqt4-test libqt4-webkit libqt4-xml libqt4-xmlpatterns libqtcore4 libqtgui4 libqzion0 libsoprano4 policykit-kde python-qt4-dbus qt4-qtconfig soprano-daemon system-config-printer-kde

sudo apt-get install akregator amarok amarok-common ark dolphin dragonplayer gwenview kaddressbook kamera kate kde-printer-applet kde-window-manager kde-zeroconf kdebase-bin kdebase-data kdebase-plasma kdebase-runtime kdebase-runtime-bin-kde4 kdebase-runtime-data kdebase-workspace-bin kdebase-workspace-data kdegraphics-strigi-plugins kdemultimedia-kio-plugins kdepasswd kdepim-kresources kdepim-strigi-plugins kdepim-wizards kdepimlibs5 kdeplasma-addons kdm kfind khelpcenter4 klipper kmag kmail kmix kmousetool knotes konqueror konqueror-nsplugins konsole kontact kopete korganizer krdc krfb ksnapshot ksysguard ksystemlog ktimetracker kuser kwalletmanager libkcddb4 libkdepim4 libkleo4 libkonq5 libkpgp4 libksieve4 libmimelib4 okular okular-extra-backends plasma-widget-network-manager python-kde4 python-qt4 python-sip4 systemsettings kdeartwork-emoticons python-kde4-dbg python-qt4-dbg konq-plugins kdebase akonadi-server


KDE 4.3 Upgrade

I took the plunge this past weekend and upgraded.  Several bugs I filed — ultimately only was a “me too” — have been fixed.  The login screen is now an annoying sky-blue color, so I need to combat the kdm greeter again to get it to let me theme it (usually means editing a text file).

I also updated a VM and have been trying to compile Amarok 2.1.1 from source.  I will then try and compile the source from gitorious (a git-hub source control system) to see if another bug has been fixed.  There is one major outstanding issue with it that needs fixing, and then I might be convinced to move to it:  they desperately need an equalizer.

Somewhere amidst all of this, I finally tried KDE’s remote desktop again (KRDC).  My biggest complaint with it has finally been fixed:  they pass through the control keys.  As I type this, I think they may have fixed that some time ago, but it reminds me that KDE has a viable remote desktop application!  (The more I muse, I think I am thinking of NoMachine’s NXClient which doesn’t pass through things like alt+tab — very annoying…).

As I sit here writing this, my Windows laptop is hung, and I need to find a way to cleanly exit programs without simply killing them or hard-booting.  I don’t intend the aggravated bias, but I never have this problem with Linux… seriously.