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SDB:KDE upgrade

tagline: From openSUSE

This article explains how to upgrade KDE.

Upgrade via YaST

If you do not feel comfortable using zypper you can use YaST as well. Just add the repos described below and instead of running

zypper dup --from <repo>

follow the vendor change howto.


Upgrade to Latest Stable KDE Packages

If you're not using the latest openSUSE release (eg. 11.4 when 12.1 already was released) you can choose to upgrade to the stable, thoroughly tested, polished KDE packages. These are latest "stable" KDE packages from an openSUSE point of view, and the repository only has a major change every 8 months when a new openSUSE version is released with a new KDE version.

Add the KDE:Distro:Stable repository. Replace 12.1 with your openSUSE version:

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Distro:/Stable/openSUSE_12.1/ KDS

Then upgrade the packages:

zypper dup --from KDS

Extra Repository (optional)

Now add the instance built for KDE:Extra repository (replace 12.1 with your openSUSE version):

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_12.1/  KDS-extra

Then upgrade the packages:

zypper dup --from KDS-extra


Finally, log out and log back in.


Upgrade to the latest stable KDE release

Warning You have to remove all Extra, Playground and UpdatedApps KDE repos before adding those below.

First add the KDE:Release:49 repository. (Replace 12.1 with your openSUSE version):

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/49/openSUSE_12.1/ KR49

Now upgrade the packages:

zypper dup --from KR49


Extra Repository (optional)

If you use the KDE:Extra repository, remove the old instance of that: (replace 12.1 with your openSUSE version)

zypper rr http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_12.1/

Now add the instance built for KDE:Release:49 instead:

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Release_49_openSUSE_12.1/ KR49-extra

Then upgrade the packages:

zypper dup --from KR49-extra

Upgrade to Factory KDE Packages

KDF is only available for openSUSE Factory and the current openSUSE release.

Warning This is an unsupported upgrade involving the use of KDE packages under development for the next openSUSE version - but built for released openSUSE versions. You should join the opensuse-kde mailinglist to avoid unpleasant surprises when there are important changes in the repository in the future.

First add the KDE:Distro:Factory repository. :

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Distro:/Factory/openSUSE_12.2 KDF

Now upgrade the packages:

zypper dup --from KDF


Extra Repository (optional)

If you use the KDE:Extra repository, remove the old instance of that:

zypper rr http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_12.2/

Now add the instance built for KDE:Distro:Factory instead:

zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_12.2_KDE_Distro_Factory/ KDF-extra

Then upgrade the packages:

zypper dup --from KDF-extra

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