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KDE 4.11.4 for Slackware 14.1

Even though the KDE community has already made available a Release Candidate for the upcoming KDE 4.12, they also continue with the bugfix releases for the 4.11 series. Yesterday saw the source code release of KDE Software Compilation 4.11.4, as announced on kde.org. This is again a maintenance release, containing updates for Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform. Note that the KDE 4.11 Workspaces will continue to receive updates for the next two years – from what I understood, its version will remain 4.11 while KDE SC moves on to 4.12 and onwards.

Since the release of KDE 4.11.3 last month, we were also treated to Slackware 14.1 so it made sense to build the new Slackware packages on Slackware 14.1. They will of course work just as well on slackware-current since that has not diverged all that much from the stable release.

How to upgrade to KDE 4.11.4 ?

Note: you have to be running Slackware 14.1 (or current)! These packages are not suited for Slackware 14.0.

You will find all the installation/upgrade instructions that you need in the accompanying README file. That README also contains basic information for KDE recompilation using the provided SlackBuild script You are strongly advised to read and follow these installation/upgrade instructions!

Note that you can also use slackpkg+ (the 3rd-party repository extension to slackpkg) for these upgrades if you want, it makes the process a bit easier for the less seasoned Slacker.

Where to find packages for KDE 4.11.4 ?

Download locations are listed below (you will find the sources in ./source/4.11.4/ and packages in /14.1/4.11.4/ subdirectories). Using a mirror is preferred because you get more bandwidth from a mirror and it’s friendlier to the owners of the master server!

Have fun! Eric

Comments

Comment from dvt
Posted: December 4, 2013 at 15:17

Note: you have to be running Slackware 1.4

I think you meant 14.1

Comment from alienbob
Posted: December 4, 2013 at 16:40

Oops… fixed.

Comment from Darth Vader
Posted: December 4, 2013 at 17:16

Congratuliations for the new KDE build release and…

You have a error in the KDE-4.11.4′s source tree:

bash-4.2# ./rsync_kde-4.11.4.sh
Syncing version ’4.11.4′ …
##### ##
####### ## #### ## ## ## ## ## ##
##O#O## ## ## ### ## ## ## ## ##
#VVVVV# ## ## ## ### ## ## ## ##
## VVV ## ##### #### ## ## ###### ## ##
# ##
# ALIENS ## ‘TAPER’ – Alien’s Slackware goodies -
# ###
QQ# ##Q
QQQQQQ# #QQQQQQ
QQQQQQQ# #QQQQQQQ You might find me as alienBOB
QQQQQ#######QQQQQ in channel #slackbuilds on Freenode IRC.

receiving incremental file list
##### ##
####### ## #### ## ## ## ## ## ##
##O#O## ## ## ### ## ## ## ## ##
#VVVVV# ## ## ## ### ## ## ## ##
## VVV ## ##### #### ## ## ###### ## ##
# ##
# ALIENS ## ‘TAPER’ – Alien’s Slackware goodies -
# ###
QQ# ##Q
QQQQQQ# #QQQQQQ
QQQQQQQ# #QQQQQQQ You might find me as alienBOB
QQQQQ#######QQQQQ in channel #slackbuilds on Freenode IRC.

receiving incremental file list
rsync: opendir “/alien-kde/source/4.11.4/kde/src/extragear” (in mirrors) failed: Permission denied (13)
IO error encountered — skipping file deletion
rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1637) [generator=3.1.0]

PS. You have some news about (continuation of) your ARM port?

Comment from alienbob
Posted: December 4, 2013 at 19:09

Hi Darth Vader,

Always good to meet one from the Dark Side ;-)
Thanks for the error report, it has been fixed a bit earlier. Somehow I left that directory at 740 permissions when I uploaded it.

I intend to use my X-mas holiday to close the gap between my ARM port and Slackware 14.1 as much as possible.

Cheers, Eric

Comment from Eduardo
Posted: December 5, 2013 at 14:02

Thank you Eric!

Comment from Eduardo
Posted: December 5, 2013 at 16:13

taper must be taking a beating. I’m downloading at 10% of my usual d/l speed. Switching to the UK server tripled the downloading speed.

Comment from sipizolix
Posted: December 6, 2013 at 12:51

Thank you for your hard work.
Upgrade was a piece of cake, now I have a fresh system.
And yahooo, Ark is working again with unrar! :)
Beats regards.

Comment from Mike Langdon (mlangdn)
Posted: December 7, 2013 at 20:03

Thanks again, Eric. :)

Comment from Diego Aguirre
Posted: December 16, 2013 at 20:03

KRDC wont work… even installing xfreerdp..

Comment from alienbob
Posted: December 16, 2013 at 21:55

Won’t work in what way? Do you get an errror? FreeRDP should be a runtime dependency (i.e. KRDC should not require a recompilation). You do need version 1.0.2 or higher according to my build log.

Eric

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Posted: December 30, 2013 at 12:52

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