Are there ever any patches (verses upgrades/new versions) for KDE 4.7 for opensuse 11.4?
Which repository will they appear in?
I also read KDE repositories.
I looked at the section “Updated applications only” (OpenSuSE 11.4 KDE 4.6)
and then “Stable aka. KDS (KDE SC 4.7)” (OpenSuSE 11.4 KDE 4.7).
The UpdatedApps and Extra are the same URL, in both sections. Is that correct?
I noticed a conflict with libkipi8 with Gwenview and Digikam. “KDE Updated Apps” had a bug-fix
release 2.3 for Digikam, which has a requirement for libkipi8 4.7.40 also on “KDE Updated Apps”.
However, the installed Gwenview 4.7.4 requires libkipi8 4.7.4, both are from “KDE 4.7”. If I were
to upgrade Digikam, one of YaST’s action is to deinstall Gwenview. Do I have the correct
repositories? Also could there be a typo here: 4.7.40 verses 4.7.4?
If an application is updated (e.g., digikam) and it uses shared libraries (e.g., libkipi8) that are also
updated, and those other applications aren’t rebuilt (e.g., gwenview) on the “KDE Updated Apps”
repository, YaST is always going to present the Warning dialog, with the don’t update or uninstall.
Is “ignoring some of its dependencies” ever a good idea?
I need to review KDE 4.7, and this is a great learning experience. I’m well aware of library management.
Don’t worry. This is on a virtual machine with a full backup
I have successfully used the above repository (aka “KR47”) for some time, happily running at KDE 4.7.4, Release “11”. However, its contents seem to be increasingly populated by KDE 4.7.2 packages, and the “About KDE” now shows KDE 4.7.4, Release “5”. This recent update has decommissioned the Gmail notifier, and an as-yet unanswered posting on the openSUSE news group echoes this unanticipated “downgrade”.
Repository update accident, or is something in the works, though not yet complete ?
There seems to be some last packages that need to be changed:
Trying to upgrade from 4.7.3 to 4.7.4 those stopped me.
Some messages on the newsgroup thread “[opensuse] change in KDE repos/package numbering?” suggest several different answers, including server problems at OBS, some as-yet undocumented numbering changes, “shuffling” of packages in preparation for KDE 4.8 and other inconclusive suggestions.
The symptoms presented are 1) upgrade failures, or 2) zypper-requested downgrades (!), and 3) broken packages (such as GMail-noifier). I do hope this gets sorted quickly, as this is NOT the first time that the working KDE release repositories have been messed.
Again, I do hope this problem is sorted soon, as my faith in the KDE repositories content is become sorely taxed.
Of these, python-kde4 is of particular concern. The present repositories contain python-kdebase4 @ 4.7.4 which requires python-kde4 @ 4.7.4. python-kdebase4 is required for the gmail-notifier plasmoid, among others.
These packages were in the KR47 repository prior to the foul-up(s) around Jan 8/9. It appears that the repository is slowly getting back to its prior state.
As of 22-Jan-2012 14:04 UTC, the last four (4) packages from the “gang of six” have been restored to their correct 4.7.4 status, along with a significant number of other packages in KR 47 for 11.4. The KR 4.7 12.1 repositories were similarly updated as of 21-Jan-2012 00:23 UTC.
For any users of the GMail-notifier, this plasmoid is once again working correctly.
Once again, there is some joy in Mudville, for mighty Casey has not struck out.