KDE 4.10 Upgrade for 12.2

How to Upgrade your openSUSE 12.2 Install to KDE 4.10

Caveat: *As with any upgrade there are risks. openSUSE 12.2 has a perfectly usable version of KDE. This upgrade requires a vendor or package switch to a non standard repository (it is though considered stable and safe) and as such it requires user intervention, such intervention will differ due to factors beyond the control of the author of this guide. This basically means, YOU are responsible for your system and the choices you make. If you are at any time unsure about a choice required during the upgrade, we suggest you make a note and ask for help before proceeding. It is recommended that any upgrade take place on a fully patched/updated system. If you have been using KDE49, you will need to remove/disable these repos before adding the new ones for KDE410 and proceeding with this upgrade.

STEP 1: Add the new repositorie/s
Use your mouse to copy and paste this code in to a su - terminal
Video link of becoming su -

For 12.3

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/410/openSUSE_12.3/ kde410

For 12.2

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/410/openSUSE_12.2/ kde410


You may also like to add the Extras repository:**

For 12.3

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Release_410_openSUSE_12.3/ kde-extra

For 12.2

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Release_410_openSUSE_12.2/ kde-extra


STEP 2: Refresh repos and accept key**

zypper ref

When requested use (a) to accept the key

**Now close the terminal and open Yast > Software Management

STEP 3: Switch Packages to the New Repository kde410**

The following is an example of the principle of the switch. You need to view by Repository and select kde410 on the left side, then click 'Switch System Packages.

Applying a switch on KDE repo

Notice there 5 steps shown in this image.