How do I update to KDE 4.2.4 and make it auto-update?

I’m currently using opensuse 11.1 and which I then upgraded to KDE 4.2.2 by following the advice of one of the forum members and clicking some things in YAST then “forcing” some packages to update (yes, that’s as specific as I can get.)

I saw a link for a one-click-install of KDE 4.2.4 by following the KDE website, but I don’t know if the packages will auto-update. Can anyone guide me please?

Please refer to the following thread:
Upgraded to KDE 4.3 Beta, someone help me get 4.2.4 please - openSUSE Forums

Go to KDE/KDE4 - openSUSE and use one click install.

However, there are probably only going to be security updates because the next update will be 4.3 in July.

If that’s the case, I’ll stick w/ this version for now – it’s perfectly stable in all situations I’ve encountered thus far. I’ll just ride the beta, and report glitches if and when I encounter them. Thanks for the help.


I’m not sure what you want to do or did in the past, so lets summarize how I did understood what you’ve done:

You initially installed kde 4.2.x from kde factory repository and updated to 4.3 by an accident. Then you’ve followed the advice in the other thread you’ve linked Upgraded to KDE 4.3 Beta, someone help me get 4.2.4 please - openSUSE Forums to get back kde 4.2.4. So your current state is that you have kde 4.2.4 already installed, isn’t it?

At this point I don’t understand what you mean with auto update to kde 4.2.4? Maybe you can give us a more precise description what you want to do or correct me if I got something wrong what your current situation is :slight_smile:

Have a lot of fun

You probably are 4.2.4

Do this in a termianl

kde4-config -v

Post result

The best way to update kde4 that you have is not auto, but use Yast Software Management
Filter by repo
select kde42 desktop and from the packages menu, select Update all in this list if Newer ver avail
(N.B. If you see a mix of red and blue packages, use unconditional update option)
Blue = update
Red = Roll Back

Don’t use One Click!

These are the results of my kde4-config -v:
Qt: 4.5.1
KDE: 4.2.88 (KDE 4.2.88 (KDE 4.3 >= 20090527)) “release 135”
kde4-config: 1.0

I’m on 4.3 Beta (4.2.88) instead of 4.2.4, but this beta is (for me, at least) more stable than the 4.2.1/2 I was using before (!!) and has improved/increased usability/features (!!) so I’m going to stick with it!! lol.

Sorry for being so confusing, but here’s what happened: (1) I was on KDE 4.2.2/1 (I forgot which one), wanted to upgrade to 4.2.4 and posted this thread, then (2) I went to YAST package management and updated from the factory repo, but it was the KDE4 repo instead of the KDE42 repo and I got KDE 4.3 beta (4.2.88) instead of 4.2.4 so I posted the other thread in a state of panic, and then (3) I calmed down and noticed how much SWEETNESS the 4.3 beta was, and got lots of help & advice and learned what I did and how to go back to 4.2.4, and in turn the repos I needed to add to the auto-updater applet/daemon thing to always have the latest KDE release I wanted!

Phew! What a wild ride I’ve been on.