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KDE SC 4.4.4 available for Slackware 13.1

I asked Pat if he was planning on an early start of slackware-current now that the sources for KDE SC 4.4.4 are available. But he said, go ahead, build your own set.

So here they are, my packages (32-bit and 64-bit) for Slackware 13.1 that give you KDE SC 4.4.4!

The routine has not changed, and the README explains the simple upgrade process as always. This time, it is even easier because I did not have to update or add any dependencies. The KDE and KDEI packages are all that’s new.

There will be a source release of KDE 4.4.5 too, somewhere near the end of june, and then it’s waiting for a stable 4.5 release. I have no idea if there are going to be Slackware packages for 4.4.5 in slackware-current, but I am going to invest some time in checking out the build process for KDE SC 4.5.

Have fun! Eric

Edit (07-jun-2010):

And oh, there is an easy way to mirror my KDE packages… using rsync! The rsync URI is rsync:// and these are the commands to either download 32-bit packages (will create a local “x86” directory) or 64-bit packages (will create a local “x86_64” directory):

$ rsync -av –progress rsync:// .

$ rsync -av –progress rsync:// .

Note the dot at the end of the command!


  1. LoneStar

    YAY! thanks Eric!

  2. bgeddy

    Wonderful stuff – thanks a lot Eric.

  3. bjx

    Thanks again Eric.

  4. newbie

    “First, change your current directory to where you found this README”

    how do i do that? coz i’m still newbie in slackware world.
    Please enlighten me mr.bob.

  5. mike

    Thank you Eric! I’ll be installing this tonight! Thank you so much for all you do for the Slackware community!

  6. mike

    Thank you Eric! I’ll be installing this tonight! I hadn’t been much of a KDE fan till I started using it with 13.1. Thank you so much for all you do for the Slackware community!

  7. Douglas C. R. Paes

    it’s working perfectly here
    thanks a lot

  8. ariarat

    Thanks eric,your efforts in Slackware project causes we continue using Great OS : Slackware!

  9. George

    I have some questions and hope that will find their reply:

    1) Before run upgradepkg I should wget it?
    2) Will be there a problems with the version of the other software and for example later upgrade to current?

    Thank you for everything!

  10. alienbob

    Yes, you need to download the packages locally before you can run the upgradepkg commands.

    If slackware-current starts moving again, I expect that there will be an addition of a newer KDE 4.x at some point. In the meantime, there is no harm in installing my KDE 4.4.4 packages on top of Slackware 13.1 or -current because those KDE packages are self-contained and no other program in Slackware depends on them.


  11. greg

    Thanks Eric to bring us KDE SC 4.4.4, this is very nice.
    Just because I’m curious, what’s your machine for the compiling and how long does it take to compile KDE SC ?

  12. alienbob

    I have been building packages on the same old machine for years now. It is a no-name computer powered by an AMD Athlon64 3200+ with 2GB of RAM… a slug by today’s standards.
    Naturally, building KDE takes many many hours on that hardware, and then I have to compile it twice (for 32-bit and 64-bit).
    While the compilation runs, I use the “family computer” in the living room or my little netbook to relax or work.


  13. Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Thanks for the rsync. It helped me to download the packages in one shot ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. escaflown

    Thanks Eric. Indeed, the kde4.4.5 has a snappier feeling. That’s the impression i had after upgrading my laptop with 4.4.5.

  15. escaflown

    Thanks Eric. Indeed, the kde4.4.5 has a snappier feeling. That\’s the impression i had after upgrading my laptop with 4.4.5.

  16. escaflown

    Sorry for the doublons, Eric, and I meant KDE SC 4.4.4 ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. zbreaker

    Eric…once again…you are awesome..thanks much:)

  18. izaz

    very much appreciated, thanks eric!

    keep up the excellent work ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Mauricio

    HY, iยดm from Brazil….I tried to install slackware 13.1 x64 on a dell raid controller with H700, did not recognize the discs. error: Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI Card / megasas: FW now in Ready state. Any idea? The Slackware 13.0 x64 RUN!!!!!!

  20. Chris

    Thanks Eric for the rsync – much better than manually trolling links – but I must point out that I was reading the link on one machine and typing it manually on another, and due to the small font I read the “–progress” part of the command as “-progress” and got really strange errors that confused me for a while…
    I’ve been putting off trying the new KDE for awhile and finally made the jump. Enjoying it so far.

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