Instructions to Upgrade M11 to KDE 4.6.5

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Re: Instructions to Upgrade M11 to KDE 4.6.5

#61 Postby Stevo » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:56 pm

Hopefully it will be in the test repo tonight. The link to all the files is here: http://ubuntuone.com/6qFyBQYhLzB43zf9UqXHPg

but the manual install of the debs would be rather complicated, and you can't just install them all, as some conflict with others (such as the udeb files), plus installing network-manager breaks the connection until they all get installed.

Though a bit experimental, updating the broadband providers info and maybe getting rid of the unresolvable upgrade error is worth a try.
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Re: Instructions to Upgrade M11 to KDE 4.6.5

#62 Postby timkb4cq » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:59 pm

Should be in the KDE repo right now.
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Re: Instructions to Upgrade M11 to KDE 4.6.5

#63 Postby Stevo » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:59 pm

timkb4cq wrote:Should be in the KDE repo right now.


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Re: Instructions to Upgrade M11 to KDE 4.6.5

#64 Postby richb » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:09 pm

Installed it. Not surprisingly, I had to reboot for it to initialize properly and scan for my network. It connected immediately to my WPA2 encrypted network upon KDE load of the desktop.
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Re: Instructions to Upgrade M11 to KDE 4.6.5

#65 Postby Stevo » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:07 pm

I just reverted a VM to a month-old snapshot, did full upgrades from the main and test CRs, left them enabled and added the KDE experimental repo.

I still get the unresolvable error in Synaptics...I'm pretty sure it's due to what's listed as "Breaks" in kdebase-runtime-data:

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steve@mepis1:~$ apt-cache depends kdebase-runtime-data
kdebase-runtime-data
  Depends: perl
  Breaks: <kcontrol>
  Breaks: <kdebase-bin-kde3>
  Breaks: <kdebase-kio-plugins>
  Breaks: <kdebase-runtime-data-common>
  Breaks: kdebase-workspace-bin
  Breaks: kdelibs5-data
  Breaks: plasma-netbook
  Breaks: plasma-widget-networkmanagement


Let me look at that last entry.

Anyway, so then I tried

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su -c 'aptitude dist-upgrade -t mepis'


and that seems to give a correct upgrade in the first solution, even removing the orphaned packages that Synaptic does not. I think that's a faster alternative method of upgrading than the multi-step process in the GUI, and the command line only burns your fingers a bit when you invoke it. ;) If anyone can confirm this, maybe it can be added to the first post in this thread.

I'll poke at that problem package, too.

Edit: That new theme KDE 4.6.5 defaults to is "Air for netbooks", by the way.
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Re: Instructions to Upgrade M11 to KDE 4.6.5

#66 Postby smilliken » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:05 pm

richb wrote:Installed it. Not surprisingly, I had to reboot for it to initialize properly and scan for my network. It connected immediately to my WPA2 encrypted network upon KDE load of the desktop.


After the install, the computer froze and had to do a hard shutdown. Much the same the same as Rich. Had to re-boot, then had to add my pass phrase to the WPA2. and off and running.
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Re: Instructions to Upgrade M11 to KDE 4.6.5

#67 Postby lucky9 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:51 pm

For those who have a mature build and want to maintain it as much as possible I've found a way to keep my KDE customizations. I did have to reinstall Opera and other programs installed after the initial install so this may not be what you want. But it did save my customizations. kmathern has given instructions on how to get the same programs if you need that also.
Or you can use your mature build.

I have a mature build that I experiment with. I use it a lot so it gets bent pretty bad sometimes. Mepis 11-64.
-In this case an xorg upgrade went badly (I have an Image) so I reinstalled (for this experiment) saving /home. Upgraded using the default settings/repositories.
-I enabled the two non-test Mepis Community Repositories and Reloaded. Upgraded using 'Prefer Mepis' with the 'recommended as dependencies' switch enabled (I usually enable this switch).
-Reset the Preferences to 'prefer highest' and Reloaded with the Experimental KDE CR enabled. Marked all upgrades and clicked Apply.

I've used this exclusively for the last two days without problems. I may make another Image for this installation since it works well.

PS: It has an Ugly theme for it's default as far as I'm concerned. Why anyone would want black text on an extremely dark background is a quirk that I don't understand at all.
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Re: Instructions to Upgrade M11 to KDE 4.6.5

#68 Postby Arjen » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:05 pm

Stevo wrote:Has anyone else encountered the problem with the networkmanagement widget and new access points?

I did backport the wheezy versions of networkmanager and the widget, and it installed and connected to the virtual wired interface of the virtual machine after a reboot, but it's kind of hard to get it to use a wireless device....maybe my USB device, hold on a bit for experiments.

Later: Well, the upgraded version worked on my netbook, so it's headed to the experimental repo. We need some testing for encrypted networks for the new framework, since it involves upgrades of wpasupplicant and network manager.

Synaptic lists these packages from the KDE repository as upgradable:

mobile-broadband-provider-info
network-manager
plasma-widget-networkmanagement
wpasupplicant

Is it a good idea to upgrade them? I don't have problems with my WPA encrypted wifi network. But you're talking about "new access points" - I haven't connected to any new wifi points (that hadn't been saved) yet.

And is it advised to keep the KDE repo active, or disable it once upgraded?
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Re: Instructions to Upgrade M11 to KDE 4.6.5

#69 Postby richb » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:10 pm

Arjen wrote:
Stevo wrote:Has anyone else encountered the problem with the networkmanagement widget and new access points?

I did backport the wheezy versions of networkmanager and the widget, and it installed and connected to the virtual wired interface of the virtual machine after a reboot, but it's kind of hard to get it to use a wireless device....maybe my USB device, hold on a bit for experiments.

Later: Well, the upgraded version worked on my netbook, so it's headed to the experimental repo. We need some testing for encrypted networks for the new framework, since it involves upgrades of wpasupplicant and network manager.

Synaptic lists these packages from the KDE repository as upgradable:

mobile-broadband-provider-info
network-manager
plasma-widget-networkmanagement
wpasupplicant

Is it a good idea to upgrade them? I don't have problems with my WPA encrypted wifi network. But you're talking about "new access points" - I haven't connected to any new wifi points (that hadn't been saved) yet.

And is it advised to keep the KDE repo active, or disable it once upgraded?

Mine worked OK as it was as well. I do not connect to other networks, But I upgraded to aid in the testing. And after a reboot had no problem, and yes those packages were all upgraded. So It is up to you. I would recommend upgrading in case you do want to access a "new" network.

I have kept the KDE repo enabled and have experienced no issues.
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Re: Instructions to Upgrade M11 to KDE 4.6.5

#70 Postby m_pav » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:31 am

Based on my having an image backup, I am going to reformat ne Asus 1215N Netbook and do a fresh install from the 11.09 64-bit DVD and follow the procedure from a fresh install with no wlan access points setup and report back when I can. Busy time ahead with out of town trip planned but should be able to squeeze it in tonight.

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