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openSUSE 12.2 + KDE 4.9.1

Posted in KDE, openSUSE by anaumov on 06.09.2012

KDE SC 4.9 was released after we froze own factory repositories at the final stage of development process of openSUSE 12.2. For this reason, in openSUSE 12.2 we have KDE 4.8.4 by default.
If you want to use last stable upstream KDE release (now it’s KDE SC 4.9.1), just add necessary KDE repositories, make upgrade and enjoy all the goodies the new version😉

> sudo zypper ar -f \
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/49/openSUSE_12.2/ KDE_49
> sudo zypper ar -f \
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Release_49_openSUSE_12.2/ KDE_Extra
> sudo zypper dup --from KDE_49 --from KDE_Extra 

By the way, don’t forget to disable all another extra KDE repos if you are going to upgrade.

05.10.12 UPD:
KDE 4.9.2 was officially released by the KDE team.
The packages for 12.1 and 12.2 can be found in our KDE:Relaase:49 repository.

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  1. lasa said, on 06.09.2012 at 21:12

    the line sudo zypper dup –from KDE_4.9 –from KDE_Extra FAIL
    fix to sudo zypper dup –from KDE_49 –from KDE_Extra

    • Alex said, on 06.09.2012 at 21:26

      Ah… Thank you😉

  2. Dmitry said, on 06.09.2012 at 22:27

    We have KDE 4.8.4 in openSUSE 12.2, not 4.8.1.

    • Alex said, on 06.09.2012 at 22:39

      Thank you Dmitry, you are right. Qt is 4.8.1, KDE is 4.8.4.

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  6. Johnny said, on 11.09.2012 at 23:00

    “By the way, don’t forget to disable all another extra KDE repos if you are going to upgrade.”

    Some of us are using openSuSE for the first time. It would be nice if you could tell us how to do this. I followed your advice this weekend installing for the first time, and as of today, I have an openSUSE-2012-588 update that want’s to “update” me to 4.8.5.

    How do I get rid of this?

    • Alex said, on 12.09.2012 at 08:49

      Hi Johnny,

      if you use openSUSE for the first time, you don’t need to disable any Extra KDE repos, because by default we haven’t one. I reminded about this, because some of us are constantly testing KDE and “playing” with additional openSUSE/KDE repositories.

      Check the list of your repositories: zypper lr
      Delete some of them: sudo zypper rr _number_

      About update:
      are you sure that your update from KDE repositories was successful? Make rpm -qa kdelibs4.

      • Johnny said, on 12.09.2012 at 10:21

        Thanks for the reply, Alex.

        Yes, the update was successful, rpm -qa kdelibs4 reports “kdelibs4-4.9.1-561.1.x86_64”. The only KDE repos listed by zypper lr are KDE_49 and KDE_Extra, which I assume goes with KDE_49. Am I wrong here and that’s where the 4.8.5 “update” is trying to come from?

        Apper has listed an “openSUSE-2012-588 – KDE 4.8.5 stable update” marked as an important update (red shield with white X icon) Is there any way to tell what repo that is coming from?

        Perhaps I should move this over to the openSUSE forums?

      • Alex said, on 12.09.2012 at 12:56

        I think that comes from http://download.opensuse.org/update/12.2 (Update repos). You can disable it, but it’s bad solution. Ask on forums.opensuse.org or IRC: freenode #opensuse-kde.

        Look at those two bugreports:
        https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=780074
        https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=736100

  7. suntdracones said, on 13.09.2012 at 00:42

    Now running 12.1 with KDE 4.9.1. Changing repositories to 12.2 lead to 41 problems. Any ideas?

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  9. street said, on 02.10.2012 at 17:00

    im just getting a blank no movement nutin if u type into term u see ur words thats it

    • Alex said, on 02.10.2012 at 19:31

      I got one KDM bug after update on my lenovo netbook. Do you mean that? If yes, just change display manager: /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager.

    • suntdracones said, on 02.10.2012 at 23:16

      It’s not unusual for KDE to not load a user session after a release upgrade (4.8 -> 4.9). You can solve this by erasing your .kde folder (inside your home folder). It will destroy all options and settings you have made to your desktop but, after a new login, it will be like new.

  10. fedup said, on 04.12.2012 at 19:38

    @suntdracones
    >You can solve this by erasing your .kde folder (inside your home folder). It will destroy all options and settings you have made to your desktop but, after a new login, it will be like new.

    Yes, very nice, it will also destroy your emails and bookmarks and pretty much everything.

  11. Vern said, on 02.02.2013 at 21:50

    First I have to thank you, Alex, for this article, it was very helpful. However, I ran into a problem after installing kde 4.9.5 using the above commands. This was after a fresh install (and running Apper update tool for potential patches/fixes). So I downloaded the KDE repos and after restarting my computer I tried using the Yast online update through the gui but I get an error message:

    There was an error in the repository initialization.
    [|] Valid metadata not found at specified URL(s)
    History:
    – [|] Repository type can’t be determined.

    I am new to openSUSE and generally fairly new to linux based OS. I have narrowed it down to the KDE_Extra repo and have just disabled it in Yast for now and the warning went away. I would like to fix this eventually but don’t have an abundant amount of time to spend learning about the problem and finding out how to fix it. Any thoughts on where I could look, or if anybody has resolved a similar problem? Is it potentially as simple as changing the URL for the repository? Thanks in advance to any help received!

    • anaumov said, on 02.02.2013 at 23:54

      Hi Vern. Thank you for feedback.

      Yes, it looks like something wrong with repo’s URL (libzypp can’t find it), but the link is correct (you can check it: just copy and paste it in the browser). Try to delete it and add again…

      Did you add some another repo (apart from KDE_49 and KDE_Extra)? Do you have this problem with KDE_Extra repo only?


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