Monday, May 23, 2011

Upgrade KDE 4.6.0 to the latest version of openSUSE 11.4

If your system is openSUSE 11.4 and your KDE desktop, version of this is the 4.6.0. It is very easy to catch and upgrade the entire environment to the latest version. Let's see how.

Before giving the instructions, it should be noted that although the method is considered reliable, There is never one hundred percent sure nothing in matters of software, so go or not these steps is everyone's responsibility. Moreover, whatever your user experience, it should be good Backup, Just in case.

The upgrade to new versions of KDE can be done via YaST, but face it faster and more reliable in the command line with zypper. Three steps are enough (always as root):

zypper ar -f kde46
This adds the repository of KDE SC 4.6 for openSUSE 11.4. At this time the update will KDE SC 4.6.3, When leaving the following will be added to upgrades that you have pending, and so on (you only have two updates to the current desktop branch, and in no case be updated when you exit KDE SC 4.7).
zypper ref
This action update repositories, The next will start the Desktop Update and its components.
zypper dup -r kde46
Possible problems that you can find:

If zypper reports errors with packages and given a choice between breaking units or keep the old version of a package, do not break anything, keep the local version, Future updates will be responsible for solving the problem.

If once you have updated ,it to reboot (mandatory) and your password, you turn to again and again to the login screen, select the option "Session Type" ,The environment in which log on, it would be "KDE Plasma Workspace".

Once on the desktop should update the system ,Either from Konsole ("zypper up" as root), either from YaST.

With this update to the latest version of KDE SC not only find a more polished desktop, there are extra gifts in the form of latest versions of applications as Amarok 2.4.1, Choqok 1.1, Kaffeine 1.2.2, including some not so nice (Depending on your setup packages).

Another thing to keep in mind is that if this post is directed solely to openSUSE 11.4 is for good reason: if upgrading from KDE SC 4.5 to KDE SC 4.6 can cause more of a problem with desktop settings and how they work, let alone from the KDE SC 4.4 that comes with openSUSE 11.3.
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