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KDE 4.8.3 packages

The KDE team officially released the sources for KDE Software Compilation 4.8.3 today. I grabbed the tarballs from the packagers site a few days earlier, so that I could again have a full set of Slackware packages for you.

The upgrade will be trivial. Slackware-current was enhanced very recently with KDE 4.8.2 and all the software updates which that move required. Apart from the 4.8.3 release sources, I only had to compile a newer version of libbluedevil and bluedevil, and even those two will be updated in Slackware too, very soon (perhaps Pat already pulled the trigger).

Get my packages here; the official Slackware packages will remain at version 4.8.2, while Pat and the team concentrate on other parts of the distro.

The accompanying README file contains detailed installation/upgrade instructions. Do not fail to follow those instructions!

Have fun! Eric

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Comment from kkady32
Posted: May 4, 2012 at 14:26

thanks,work perfectly!

Comment from escaflown
Posted: May 4, 2012 at 16:07

Thanks Eric!

Comment from Schmatzler
Posted: May 4, 2012 at 17:08

Man, your KDE packages are always available before the big news sites post about new versions! Do you own a time machine? ;)

Thanks for the new packages :)

Comment from Alberto
Posted: May 4, 2012 at 18:06

Thanks Eric!
I’d like to compile them for Slackware 13.37.
I notice there’s no “deps” folder. Where I can find them?

Comment from alienbob
Posted: May 4, 2012 at 21:16

Hi Alberto

I had taken the libbluedevil and bluedevil packages (and their sources) out before uploading the rest, assuming that Patrick would have already added them to slackware-current before I made my KDE 4.8.3 packages public. But the amount of updates in -current is going to be a bit bigger so there was a slight delay.
The sources below 4.8.3/source/ are enough to build KDE 4.8.3 for Slackware 13.37, provided you still have all the sources for the deps I had available together with my KDE 4.8.1/4.8.2 packages.

Eric

Comment from Eduardo
Posted: May 5, 2012 at 02:39

Hi Eric, thanks for these packages. They are great and work without problems so far on my system.

A problem that I’m having now is that, since Slack-current’s latest updates on wicd, the client starts again on each boot. You had instructions on how to disable the wicd client on your readme for KDE 4.7.2, IIRC, but it is long gone now. Can you post these instructions again, please? Thank you!

Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: May 5, 2012 at 02:46

@Eduardo:
chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd
Quit the wicd-client on your system tray
reboot

that should fixed it

Comment from alienbob
Posted: May 5, 2012 at 13:15

Hi Eduardo

Check my comment below http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/integrating-networkmanager-into-kde-while-keeping-the-gnome-out/ – search for “NotShowIn”.

Eric

Comment from Alberto
Posted: May 5, 2012 at 15:11

Sorry for the previous incomplete message, it was wrongly sent.
Anyway, thanks for the reply!
That is the point indeed: I don’t have installed those dependecies on my system and I couldn’t find them in your repository anymore.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: May 5, 2012 at 16:40

Hi Alberto

Indeed I removed the old “deps” sources because I do not need them anymore in order to build a newer KDE on slackware-current.
However, for Slackware 13.37 you can use this provision which Pat made in the source tree of slackware-current:

http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware64-current/source/kde/kde-deps-build/

That contains the deps you are looking for (not including virtuoso-ose which you will have to grab from slackware-current separately).

Eric

Comment from Gabriel Yong
Posted: May 5, 2012 at 17:32

Whenever i run slackpkg upgrade-all, the old version of kde4.8.2 still appear on the list selection while at lower bottom screen shown currently installed version is 4.8.3. I need to deselect it every time i run slackpkg upgrade-all. How can i avoid this?

Comment from Eduardo
Posted: May 5, 2012 at 17:37

@Wily: Thanks! I already had taken care of that

@Eric: Thanks! That was exactly what I was looking for :)

Comment from alienbob
Posted: May 5, 2012 at 20:05

@Gabriel Yong

It looks like your slackpkg has not blacklisted my packages. And that means, slackpkg will try to install Slackware’s own version of KDE. Remember that packages in Slackware can be “upgraded” to a lower version.

If you want to blacklist my packages, then you have to add the following line to the file “/etc/slackpkg/blacklist”:

[0-9]+alien

Eric

Comment from slacker_mike
Posted: May 6, 2012 at 04:06

Great job as always! Thanks!

Comment from fgcl2k
Posted: May 7, 2012 at 16:52

Hi Eric,

just a small note: KDE.SlackBuild tries to build the module extragear:libktorrent, which is not present in src/extragear.

Comment from Armin Besirovic
Posted: May 10, 2012 at 09:46

After upgrading, all GTK+ apps were almost completely black. What fixed this was:

cp /usr/share/themes/oxygen-gtk/gtk-2.0/gtkrc ~/.gtkrc-2.0

Comment from sberthelot
Posted: May 10, 2012 at 11:40

On this version KTimeTracker does not start for me, does anyone else have the same problem ?
I’ll try maybe to revert to 4.8.2-slackcurrent to see what it does

Comment from alienbob
Posted: May 10, 2012 at 21:04

@sberthelot

This seems to be a problem many distros struggle with. It will work if you first start Kontact and then start KTimeTracker from within Kontact (it’s on the lower left).
The suggestions in the various bug trackers did not help me find out how to fix it for Slackware – several other distros give the same advise a I gave above.

Eric

Comment from zrdc28
Posted: May 11, 2012 at 21:18

Since the upgrade to latest -current my ati radeon hd2400pro will not work, I have to use the proprietary driver which is much slower. Is there any type of work around for this?

Pingback from Links 13/5/2012: Xfce 4.10, KDE 4.8.3, GNOME 3.5.1, GIMP 2.8 | Techrights
Posted: May 13, 2012 at 17:32

[...] KDE 4.8.3 packages The upgrade will be trivial. Slackware-current was enhanced very recently with KDE 4.8.2 and all the software updates which that move required. Apart from the 4.8.3 release sources, I only had to compile a newer version of libbluedevil and bluedevil, and even those two will be updated in Slackware too, very soon (perhaps Pat already pulled the trigger). [...]

Comment from jsilcock
Posted: May 17, 2012 at 10:04

I am _really_ missing that deps folder not included with 4.8.3. I am only a casual user, neither a computer scientist nor a system programmer. Creating the deps folder from thin air is beyond my limited abilities.

Thank You Very Much for the _vast_ amount of free work you do for us, Eric. l8rs

Comment from Gabriel Yong
Posted: May 17, 2012 at 12:43

That’s great work! Thankx Eric!
At the moment it still heavy for my laptop to run it,Intel(R) Pentium(R) M Processor 1.7GHz with memory of 512MB to run smoothly. i have to disable all the desktop effects for it to load and run. Anyway that’s was cool.

Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: May 18, 2012 at 05:55

@jsilcock
all the deps are now included in Slackware-Current, so if you haven’t upgrade to -Current yet, then you should read the README for this KDE packages :)

Comment from Aaron
Posted: May 19, 2012 at 19:19

hi, thanks for the contributions that we provide and excuse my bad English. I’m new USER in slackware and have had some problems I have solved thanks to your posts.
I wish I could focus on how to add your packages blacklisted and I do not understand that part.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: May 19, 2012 at 20:53

Hi Aaron

Open the file “/etc/slackpkg/blacklist” in an editor and add the following line at the end:

[0-9]+alien

That will blacklist every package of mine that you have installed.

Eric

Comment from Aaron
Posted: May 25, 2012 at 23:13

Thanks for your reply Eric helped me a lot but I have a problem when starting kde with startx I get the following error:
server terminated with error (1) and I could not have been able to solve averguar the source of the problem.
oajala I can not get help with my problem:
The characteristics of my team are:
amd A4
Video Card: Radeon 1GB HD6650M
4 GB ram

Comment from Aaron
Posted: May 25, 2012 at 23:15

excuse my bad English

Comment from alienbob
Posted: May 26, 2012 at 12:27

I am sorry, the information you provide is not enough to give any advice about how to solve your issue. Try looking inside the X.Org log (for instance /var/log/Xorg.0.log).

Eric

Pingback from Upgrading to Apr 14 KDE 4.8.2 – did I mess up?
Posted: June 3, 2012 at 21:25

[...] If I were you, I wouldn't worry and upgraded to kde 4.8.3 using Alien Bob's packages: http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde-4-8-3-packages/ [...]

Comment from Aaron
Posted: June 8, 2012 at 22:38

Hi Eric and I could solve my problem, which was not properly downloaded the updates and finally I could start kde. But I have a question from what I read in the update to the current. to notice a change in the update because apparently eliminated comptabilidad with the radeonhd driver and of course I can not install my video driver will there be any driver currently compatible with current radeonhd?

Comment from alienbob
Posted: June 8, 2012 at 23:25

Hi Aaron

Slackware-current no longer has the radeonhd driver. Did you install my KDE 4.8.x on top of Slackware 13.37 or are you running a version of Slackware-current which is already a bit old? I create my KDE packages for the most up-to-date version of Slackware-current.
If you are currently using the radeonhd driver then Slackware’s new X.Org should still support your computer, just not using radeonhd.

Eric

Comment from Aaron
Posted: June 8, 2012 at 23:41

I just upgraded to current I wondered if there is a driver available even my video card

Comment from alienbob
Posted: June 8, 2012 at 23:59

@Aaron

Certainly, why not? Just make sure that you remove /etc/X11/xorg.conf if that exists and let X.Org figure out what it needs.
Before starting X, you can run “lspci -v” as root to see what drivers the Linux kernel knows and loads for your card.

Eric

Comment from Aaron
Posted: June 10, 2012 at 21:41

by typing lspci-v I get the following:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc NI Whistler [AMD Radeon HD 6600M Series] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 107c
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 47
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at fea20000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at fea00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010
Capabilities: [150] Advanced Error Reporting
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon

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