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    Default Upgrading to KDE 4.5.1

    I finally got around to fully switching to openSUSE 11.3 from Kubuntu, while enjoying it very much, I'd love to install KDE 4.5. Following the instructions at How-To: Upgrade to KDE 4.5 | OMG! SUSE!!) I get messages like
    Code:
     dave2889@linux-v407:~> sudo zypper addrepo -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Distro:/Factory/openSUSE_11.3 KDE45
    root's password:
    Adding repository 'KDE45' [done]
    Repository 'KDE45' successfully added
    Enabled: Yes
    Autorefresh: Yes
    URI: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Distro:/Factory/openSUSE_11.3
    
    dave2889@linux-v407:~> sudo zypper addrepo -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_11.3_KDE_Distro_Factory KDE-Extra
    Adding repository 'KDE-Extra' [done]
    Repository 'KDE-Extra' successfully added
    Enabled: Yes
    Autorefresh: Yes
    URI: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_11.3_KDE_Distro_Factory
    
    dave2889@linux-v407:~> 
    dave2889@linux-v407:~> sudo zypper dist-upgrade --from KDE45 --from KDE-Extra
    Retrieving repository 'KDE-Extra' metadata [done]
    Building repository 'KDE-Extra' cache [done]
    Retrieving repository 'KDE45' metadata [done]
    Building repository 'KDE45' cache [done]
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Computing distribution upgrade...
    3 Problems:
    Problem: ksmolt-0.2.3-8.1.noarch requires python-kde4, but this requirement cannot be provided
    Problem: nothing provides python-sip = 4.11 needed by python-kde4-4.5.1-168.1.x86_64
    Problem: nothing provides python-sip = 4.11 needed by python-kde4-4.5.1-168.1.x86_64
    
    Problem: ksmolt-0.2.3-8.1.noarch requires python-kde4, but this requirement cannot be provided
      uninstallable providers: python-kde4-4.5.1-168.1.i586[KDE45]
                       python-kde4-4.5.1-168.1.x86_64[KDE45]
     Solution 1: deinstallation of ksmolt-0.2.3-6.2.noarch
     Solution 2: keep obsolete python-kde4-4.4.4-1.5.x86_64
     Solution 3: break ksmolt by ignoring some of its dependencies
    
    Choose from above solutions by number or skip, retry or cancel [1/2/3/s/r/c] (c): 2
    2'. [1/2/3/s/r/c] (c): 2
    
    Problem: nothing provides python-sip = 4.11 needed by python-kde4-4.5.1-168.1.x86_64
     Solution 1: deinstallation of python-kdebase4-4.4.4-5.2.x86_64
     Solution 2: keep obsolete python-kdebase4-4.4.4-5.2.x86_64
     Solution 3: break python-kde4 by ignoring some of its dependencies
    
    Choose from above solutions by number or skip, retry or cancel [1/2/3/s/r/c] (c):
    I'd probably get more messages like that, but that's as far as I was willing to go without seeking help. What options do I select for best experience?

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Upgrading to KDE 4.5.1

    There are issues with Python ATM, not so sure why and when it will be solved. But you can skip it by choosing 2.
    I myself getting python-sip missing error, but i skip it and everything goes well.
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    Default Re: Upgrading to KDE 4.5.1

    I'm getting the same problem, but it seems to have been introduced in the change from 4.5.0 to 4.5.1 because I upgraded to 4.5.0 without issue. As far as I can tell, python-sip is the only problem library though.

    I also notice that python-sip is part of the KDE 4.5 Core repository, so it looks like that package just hasn't been upgraded yet.

    Anyone we should inform about this?

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    Default Re: Upgrading to KDE 4.5.1

    I have found the solution:
    You have to add an extra repo - http://download.opensuse.org/reposit.../openSUSE_11.3
    and call it pythonrepo

    Refresh repo:
    zypper ref
    Then you do:
    zypper dup --from KDE45 --from KDE-Extra --from pythonrepo
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    Default Re: Upgrading to KDE 4.5.1

    Thanks, I'll try it again with that repo once I get home and report back with results.

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    Default Re: Upgrading to KDE 4.5.1

    I've upgraded using that repo but some things don't seem to have turned out right. The Kickoff menu has an ugly thick blurred border around it, shown in http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5339497/snapshot4.png the notification area still has the rectangular border of 4.4, and Dolphin is unstable when copying files, it just freezes up.

    I ran sudo zypper dist-upgrade --from KDE45 --from KDE-Extra --from pythonrepo to kick off the upgrade and it said "137 packages to upgrade, 9 new, 137 to change vendor.
    Overall download size: 150.3 MiB. After the operation, additional 54.8 MiB will be used." if that helps.

    I also have the complete terminal output of the upgrade too if that's needed.

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    Default Re: Upgrading to KDE 4.5.1

    For the kickoff menu border and notification area border, it might be the theme style(a guess). Do the following steps before changing the theme and logout and login.
    For dolphin, go to YaST -> software repositories and add this repo:
    Index of /repositories/home:/mvidner/openSUSE_11.3

    Now open terminal become root by su - , and type zypper dup .
    Logout and login again and try dolphin and other stuff.
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    Default Re: Upgrading to KDE 4.5.1

    I reinstalled openSUSE, since I wanted to change my partition setup anyway, since I don't like to have my home folder on a separate partition as my root folder, so I'm going to reinstall KDE 4.5.1 using zypper dup --from KDE45 --from KDE-Extra --from pythonrepo as described above, which will install 177 packages, downgrade 2, and install 9 new packages, which is more than the command I used before gave me. Hopefully it'll get things right with this. I'll report back after it's done
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     177 packages to upgrade, 2 to downgrade, 9 new, 179  to change vendor.
    Overall download size: 192.2 MiB. After the operation, additional 52.3 MiB will 
    be used.

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    Default Re: Upgrading to KDE 4.5.1

    Finished upgrading kde a while ago, Dolphin seems more stable, the only problem I have is the blurry widgets. The border doesn't seem to appear on widgets on the desktop, but appears on menus on the panel like Kickoff (though not the traditional menu) and the little upwards arrow near the system tray, doesn't appear on the volume control or clipboard menu. It also appears on the add widgets dialog. Also happens on some other widget styles like Aya, but less than half the thickness.

    What exactly does the Index of /repositories/home:/mvidner/openSUSE_11.3 repo do? Will it fix my widget troubles?

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    Default Re: Upgrading to KDE 4.5.1

    If I disable blur in Desktop Effects, the border goes away, which I expected, but it also fixes the drop shadow on the context menu in Dolphin, which looks flat with the blur effect enabled. I can live without the blur if I can't get the border problem fixed.

    I've been playing around a bit more in openSUSE, and I have to say, I like it a million times better than Kubuntu, I especially like the YaST2 app, so useful. Kubuntu looks s*** compared to openSUSE.

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