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Slackware 13.1 BETA1

My shiny new KDE 4.4.3 packages were short-lived… surprising perhaps, but I knew it was going to happen.

Pat Volkerding “grabbed” the sources I have accumulated at (they were mostly his to start with of course) and added KDE SC 4.4.3 officially to Slackware-current. This update marks the first beta release of Slackware 13.1 folks!

This blog gets a nice mention in the “Thu May  6 21:02:02 UTC 2010” ChangeLog entry too 🙂

Do not forget to update your slackpkg blacklist file if you had added my packages there. None of my KDE packages are needed anymore.

Enjoy, Eric

KDE 4.4.3 packages for Slackware-current

Another release from the KDE community.

Here it is, KDE Software Compilation 4.4.3. The sources were unveiled today by the KDE release team, and Slackware packages are now ready for you to download. Get them at the usual location:

The usual warnings apply – do not install my KDE 4.4.3 packages if you are not running the latest slackware-current (64-bit or 32-bit). Also note that the list of dependency packages you need to upgrade/install has grown a bit.

Read the README in the top-directory for full installation/upgrade instructions, or look for my older post.

With this shiny new KDE release and all the recent updates in Slackware-current, you’ll have plenty to play with.

Have fun, Eric

KDE SC 4.4.2 for Slackware… including PolicyKit

KDE SC 4.4.2 (second maintenance release for the 4.4 series ) has been made available and the Slackware packages can be found at

You can download 32-bit as well as 64-bit packages. Many of the dependencies have been updated, some have been added. Read the README in the top-directory for full installation/upgrade instructions, or look for my older post.

Note that you have to be running Slackware-current (not older than 30-march-2010) or lots of things will break!

As a special gift on april 1st, I have added PolicyKit and ConsoleKit to the dependencies section. The KDE SC 4.4.2 packages have been built with support for them, which means you can now properly set your date/time in KDE, as well as install new fonts and configure your printer… thanks to the work of PiterPUNK and Robby Workman, and NaCl (from the WICD developer team) who wrote and refined the patch for polkit-1 that allowed me to add it without the need for PAM.

This upgrade is recommended if you are using my earlier 4.4.x packages.


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