Couple of days ago I’d posted about KDE 4.2 being released. As much as I wanted to upgrade KDE 4.2, I couldn’t do so immediately as it was not available in official Repos, the community repos had the RC version. Everyday I would do a equo search kde-meta hoping that I’d see the KDE 4.2 branch, and guess what it was available today :D
Here’s a quick roundup on installing/upgrading to KDE 4.2 on some popular distros:
First switch to root. For that, type
Just open up the terminal and type
That updates the repo to have the latest packages. Now most probably you’ll have to update equo since the update has the latest version of equo. So next type
equo install equo
This will update equo, entropy and Spritz to latest version. Certain config files will have to be updated, so just type
equo update conf
And now, finally update to KDE 4.2 by typing
equo install kde-meta-4.2.0
And that’s it! Your KDE will be updated to KDE 4.2.0!
From what I gather, KDE 4.2 is not yet available as an update to Fedora 10. You’ll have to enable the testing repos by typing
yum --enablerepo=kde-testing,kde-testing-all update
at the terminal followed by
yum groupinstall "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"
Do note you need to be root to do so.
Debian Lenny: Check this post
Warning: This installs KDE 4.2 pkgs alright, however, kdm will not start
now. Forums have no solution yet.
WARNING: While Upgrading to KDE 4.2 on Sabayon, wireless will be broken. This isn’t KDE 4.2’s fault, I’m inclined to say its because of PolicyKit since PolicyKit was installed as I installed KDE4.2 and I know PolicyKit can be a _real_ pain.
Update: The wireless breaking is a result of Network. Here’s a post on getting this fixed.
Update: As mentioned by lythandrel, changed removed references to sudo