KDE 4.2. In openSUSE 11.1*
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see: KDE/Repositories - openSUSE
This HowTo is to assist users in achieving a working installation of KDE4.2.*
It should be noted that in SUSE 11.1 the official version is KDE 4.1.3 and the repositories we are using here are from the Build Service (repositories used in the development of openSUSE). Though in this case the repositories have been specially setup at the time of writing to ensure a stable running KDE4.2.* (but not guaranteed) The (.*) means it can change as development progresses.
First you should know how to manage repositories.
Repository Management - openSUSE Forums
In the case of managing KDE4 here I would recommend setting the priority of your repositories all to 99 (Except the OSS and NON-OSS which should be 120). Keep your list of repositories as small as possible and disable ones not in use eg: Videolan or perhaps Education. These repositories are often only added to supply one application, having them Enabled can cause problems.
Repositories for KDE4
Index of /repositories/KDE:/42/openSUSE_11.1
*Some users have been adding additional QT repositories – But this is not necessary.
Once these are added, manage the update of your system via Yast – Software Management – Filter by Repository – then select the repositories you just added one at a time starting with Desktop. Now do Update all in this list Unconditionally:
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Don’t expect frequent updates in these repositories. Unlike much of the Build Service they are frozen (well not quite), so little change most of the time. You need to familiarize yourself with the Build Service and be aware that repositories could change in the future.
EDIT Re: Package Name Changes
When updating please be aware that some packages have changed name. When kde4 was released the transition required packages be prefixed kde4 (eg: kde4-amarok). However, this practice has now largely been dropped, and the prefix has switched to kde3 (eg; kde3-amarok) and kde4 packages just go by the package name with no prefix.
Updating a 4.1.3 system may require you actually delete packages such as kde4-amarok and just install amarok. Other packages to mention a few, gwenview, digikam, k3b.
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