My KDE week

KDE SC 4.8 packages for openSUSE

Posted on: January 25, 2012

KDE SC 4.8 seems to be a pleasant update, especially regarding KDE PIM. Though the latter still features bugs regarding filtering (filtering for List-Id or List-Post headers does not work for incoming mails on imap accounts) and has a few other issues left, it got a lot more stable and its active development is noticeable. Thanks to the new maintainer and the KDE PIM devs! Dolphin’s UI got a lot quicker and there are a lot more small improvements spread across KDE.

Unfortunately I’m once again fighting virtuoso-t eating CPU although the file indexer is idle and the dbus interface does not show any active queries – but that’s nothing a quick and dirty removal of all of nepomuk’s data can’t “solve”. I know, it’s not a nice solution but it worked for me in the past. I’m still trying to start using nepomuk+strigi with each release – e.g. hoping for some useful (e.g. google-like) search results that display more than a filepath when searching for a string.

Regarding openSUSE packages, you can check the build status in order to make sure all packages you have installed are available for an update. If the repo is rebuilding enable the “Last time results” checkbox at the top-right of that page to see whether the package did succeed before and was published. After that it’s as simple as (for openSUSe 12.1):

sudo zypper ar KR48
sudo zypper mr -r KR48
sudo zypper dup --from KR48

Make sure you do not add any Qt repos since the required Qt packages are included. Disable the UpdatedApps repo! You can read more about the KDE repos available for openSUSE on the wiki and drop-by on the openSUSE KDE IRC channel #opensuse-kde or the forums in case you need help.

11 Responses to "KDE SC 4.8 packages for openSUSE"

Thanks for quickly providing KDE SC 4.8 🙂 Are there plans to provide a Tumbleweed repo with the latest KDE SC? If not, why?

No idea about tumbleweed. KDE is a bg project so I’m not sure Greg has the time to include it. But you can of course ask on the factory mailinglist.

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that aint simple at all. besides that, I got a lot of conflicts, specially because of qtscript. shrugs….

11.4 or 12.1? qt-script should be fixed. And it does not get any simpler than copy and paste. A one-click-to-break-your-system is not good. 🙂


testMultiSlider git:(master) ✗ sudo zypper dup –from KR48
Loading repository data…
Reading installed packages…
Computing distribution upgrade…
2 Problems:
Problem: qt4-qtscript-0.1.0-14.1.2.x86_64 requires libqt4 = 4.7.4, but this requirement cannot be provided
Problem: kdm-4.8.0-723.3.x86_64 requires kdm-branding = 4.8.0, but this requirement cannot be provided

Problem: qt4-qtscript-0.1.0-14.1.2.x86_64 requires libqt4 = 4.7.4, but this requirement cannot be provided
uninstallable providers: libqt4-4.7.4-19.2.2.i586[repo-12.1-oss]
Solution 1: Following actions will be done:
keep obsolete libqt4-4.7.4-19.4.1.x86_64
keep obsolete kdegames4-carddecks-default-4.7.2-3.1.2.noarch
keep obsolete libkdeedu4-data-4.7.2-2.1.2.noarch
keep obsolete libkexiv2-10-4.7.2-2.1.2.x86_64
Solution 2: deinstallation of qt4-qtscript-0.1.0-14.1.2.x86_64
Solution 3: keep obsolete libqt4-4.7.4-19.4.1.x86_64
Solution 4: break qt4-qtscript by ignoring some of its dependencies

Well, remove qt-script if it is not part of the repo anymore.

Any idea when plasma-addons is scheduled for the next build? In the current package icons-tasks is missing. The Problem seems to be solved and it just needs a rebuild…

For 11.4? I did not have any issues with 12.1. You can use the link I provided to check for rebuilds and or ask on the mailinglist/irc channel for fixes if a package is broken.

If one runs the KDE Tumbleweed repo changing repo’s is not needed, correct?


If I remember correctly one should not mix any KDE repo with Tumbleweed. But whether KDE SC 4.8 gets into Tumbleweed is yet another question and a matter of available resources within the openSUSE KDE-team or on Greg’s side.

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