to your repo list. Then select this as your priority repo. This will get you up to kde 4.4. You might get a few conflicts with rpm’s from packman - choose the keep these when possible or you can re-install any affected packages after you have upgraded to 4.4.
It wasn’t too bad actually. I deleted the 3 KDE4 stable repos, disabled the rest (except packman) & added Factory Desktop & Factory Community.
Then I switched all to Desktop, then switched all to Community & applied that. Got a few dependency errors (alsa had to go, apparently, as did k3b-codecs & dialog. I had also to keep an obsolete package whose name I now can’t remember).
After that, my desktop was a bit strange - no window decorations or panels - but still working so I switched system packages to packman & applied. Added back the missing packages (alsa, k3b-codecs) and then did a general update on all packages. logout/in.
It’s working nicely now, although I did have to move my .kde4 folder & start afresh or else plasma crashed within about 2 minutes of starting.
Pretty neat actually.
Stoney Stanton’s lovely, Stoney cove in the summer with a cold beer… mmmmm
For a next time: removing the plasma* from ~/.kde4/share/config and ~/.kde4/share/apps has done the job for me the last couple of cases of plasma crashes. That would at least leave the settings for most KDE4 apps intact.
I copied the stuff I needed back in. The only thing I really care about is kmail’s configs.
Strangely, even removing .kde4 didn’t reset everything KDE: Some icons stayed the same (they’re not default either) such as the ones dolphin/kmail/kate etc uses. Panel ones did change. Couple of other bits too that I noticed in passing.