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

11 thoughts on “KDE 4.11.4 for Slackware 14.1



  1. 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?


  2. 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







  3. 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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