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Announcing a Repository for the KDE 4.7.4 upgrade

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Re: Announcing a Repository for the KDE 4.7.4 upgrade

#11 Post by timkb4cq » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:03 pm

Danum wrote:
timkb4cq wrote:This should just remove just 2 (no longer needed) libraries (and Amarok if you didn't upgrade ffmpeg), and download over 500 MB of packages to upgrade & install.
Tim, you need to look again regarding what should be removed.
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What I meant to write is that aptitude offers a solution that lists removing just two libraries - which you should accept. A number of other packages are indeed removed. Thirty or so starting with a brand new M11 install. Somewhat fewer if you've updated from the standard repos first.
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Re: Announcing a Repository for the KDE 4.7.4 upgrade

#12 Post by Danum » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:12 pm

[quote="Stevo"]Digikam 2.0 unfortunately included parts of KDE 4.7 as separate libraries. After removing digikam, showfoto, and kipi-plugins, an

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apt-get autoremove

as it is at the moment the update is using some of the libraries, (I am not going through them tonight, but will tomorrow)
The best option would seem be to purge Digikam using aptitude before you start the upgrade.
Also note the difference between using apt-get autoremove which list no packages to remove and aptitude

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Re: Announcing a Repository for the KDE 4.7.4 upgrade

#13 Post by Stevo » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:21 pm

Sorry, I meant that the specific libraries that only Digikam 2.0 uses will get removed before the upgrades; libraries such as libkface1, libmediawiki, libgeolocation. They have some files that conflict with a smooth upgrade and will halt it in its tracks with a "pipe error" if not removed. After the upgrade, nothing should depend on or reinstall those libraries again.
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Re: Announcing a Repository for the KDE 4.7.4 upgrade

#14 Post by brux » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:56 am

I decided to give it a try from 4.6.5 to 4.7.4 using synaptic and not aptitude and here ìs the results...
1. I couldn't login as user but I could as root. In fact I'm in 4.7.4 as root in this moment.
2. It wiped clean Firefox, no passwords, addons,etc...but passwords are backuped so no problem.
3. I can't run Chromium because I'm in root.
4. The Nvidia driver is still there so no problem with video.
5. VLC isn't working
6. I had to reimpost the keyboard and language in systemsettings.
7. Audio is working. and so is Clementine.

Any suggestions for the user login problem?
Hope this helps for you guys working on this.

Update: I updated ffmpeg and after my second reboot everything works (I can login as user and VLC works). The only thing small I noticed was some folders in my home folder had its permissions changed to root but that's it.
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Re: Announcing a Repository for the KDE 4.7.4 upgrade

#15 Post by benny_fletch » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:38 am

I tried the 4.7.4 upgrade a couple of days ago on my laptop (hybrid M11 + 4.6.5 + Wheezy system) and everything upgraded without issue. Upon reboot I found that plasma-desktop would crash every time I closed an application window and switched to a different desktop.

Since it was a hybrid system, I decided to do a fresh install of M11 and then followed timkb4cq's instructions to upgrade to 4.7.4. I figured this would rule out any issues with the Wheezy components I had in the last setup.

The steps I followed:
- Installed M11.
- Installed all official Mepis and Squeeze updates.
- Rebooted and installed all CR (main) updates (so I could keep amarok).
- Rebooted and enabled the two repos timkb4cq instructed to do. Then I dropped to console and applied the update via "aptitude -t mepis dist-upgarde".
- Rebooted.

Same issue. Plasma-desktop crashes when I close an application and then switch to a different desktop. So, it's a re-install and back to 4.6.5 for me. It does appear to be a KDE bug, there are multiple reports on the bug tracking site about this issue, but here is the most relevant :
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=286353

I also found this about the issue:
Added by Aaron J. Seigo 2 months ago
workaround qt ref counting bug seen triggered often in libtaskmanager not patching libplasma as i'd like to keep this mess limited to taskmanager related code rather than burdoning all DataEngines with it. this requires today's KDE/4.7 libplasma to work as expected: sourceRemoved was not being emitted for direct-deleted containers.
Thus, I will wait until 4.7.4 matures a bit more (i.e. receives the debian polish and bug squashing it needs) or KDE 4.8.x. Regardless, thank you Stevo and timkb4cq for all your hard work.
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Re: Announcing a Repository for the KDE 4.7.4 upgrade

#16 Post by richb » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:16 pm

The KDE 4.7.4 upgrade is still running well for me. If it is a bug in 4.7.4 it does not show up for me either in M11 upgraded or Kubuntu 11.10. But there have been enough reports of issues that this upgrade should be treated as for test only at this point.

By the way 4.7.4 has been superseded by 4.8.
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Re: Announcing a Repository for the KDE 4.7.4 upgrade

#17 Post by uncle mark » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:32 pm

richb wrote:By the way 4.7.4 has been superseded by 4.8.

Ain't that a kick in the a$$.
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Re: Announcing a Repository for the KDE 4.7.4 upgrade

#18 Post by richb » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:36 pm

uncle mark wrote:
richb wrote:By the way 4.7.4 has been superseded by 4.8.

Ain't that a kick in the a$$.
No its progress. :celebrate2:
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Re: Announcing a Repository for the KDE 4.7.4 upgrade

#19 Post by Stevo » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:56 pm

benny_fletch, have you also upgraded QT4 to 4.7.3 in the CR?
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Re: Announcing a Repository for the KDE 4.7.4 upgrade

#20 Post by uncle mark » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:23 pm

richb wrote:
uncle mark wrote:
richb wrote:By the way 4.7.4 has been superseded by 4.8.
Ain't that a kick in the a$$.
No its progress. :celebrate2:
I'm just putting myself in Steve and Tim's shoes. I think I'd be a little exasperated after all the work they've put in. Next thing you know people will be asking "when can we get KDE 4.8?".
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