KDE/Plasma 5.18.5 for Debian

After the KDE Apps update 20.04, now the recently released Plasma 5.18.5 is ready for Debian.

Furthermore, since the most recent version of the KDE frameworks have been uploaded to Debian/experimental, I have adapted the packages to make upgrades to the versions in experimental – and hopefully soon in unstable – smooth. I am also working with the Debian KDE Qt Team to update KDE Apps and Plasma in Debian proper. Stay tuned.

For now, here is what you need: Use the following APT sources in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/obs-npreining-kde.list:

For Unstable:

deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/other-deps/Debian_Unstable/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/frameworks/Debian_Unstable/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/plasma/Debian_Unstable/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/apps/Debian_Unstable/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/other/Debian_Unstable/ ./

For Testing:

deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/other-deps/Debian_Testing/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/frameworks/Debian_Testing/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/plasma/Debian_Testing/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/apps/Debian_Testing/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/other/Debian_Testing/ ./

And don’t forget that you need to import my OBS gpg key: obs-npreining.asc, best to download it and put the file into /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/obs-npreining.asc.

Enjoy.

12 Responses

  1. Thomas Florek says:

    On my sid(uction) system the transition of the KDE frameworks went smooth.
    Only kopete still depends from the legacy package libkf5contacts5.
    Thanks again, Norbert.

    • Thanks for the feedback. The OSB build farm is a bit slow currently since they switched to a new authentication mechanism and somehow everything stalled for quite some time. The apps are not fully rebuild, but after the rebuild is ready kopete should be able to upgrade. If not, I will check.

      Again, thanks for the feedback.

  2. Thomas Florek says:

    It seems to me that kopete depends incorrectly on a non-existent package:
    Depends: …, libkf5contacts5-5.69, …

    • Indeed, I try to fix it. kdepim-addons needs to be rebuild to get corrected deps, doing this now.

    • Debian/unstable is currently broken due to libfontconfig hiccups, so the rebuild hangs completely. I switched myself to the Testing repos (which contain the same packages) and could install kopete on my sid system without any problem, and all the frameworks are updated to 5.70.

      • Thomas Florek says:

        Recently the *fontconfig* packages have been upgraded in sid:
        ii fontconfig 2.13.1-4.1 amd64 generic font configuration library – support binaries
        ii fontconfig-config 2.13.1-4.1 all generic font configuration library – configuration
        ii libfontconfig1:amd64 2.13.1-4.1 amd64 generic font configuration library – runtime

    • Thomas Florek says:

      kopete is again installable on sid, thanks.

  3. Thomas Florek says:

    Upgrade to the 20.04.1-1~np1 packages went smooth.

  4. Andy Prough says:

    I added your 5 repos and the Debian Sid repo to a fresh install of MX Linux 19, which is based on Debian Buster. I was then able to add KDE 5.18.5 from your repos. The Plasma desktop and all KDE apps I tried are working, and all MX tools and the default XFCE desktop and tools still seem to be working. I am going to test to see how long it will run without breakage if I update the main system from Buster and update the KDE parts from your repos. I am assuming it will break at some point, but I am surprised to have gotten this far successfully.

    • Hi Andy
      Thanks for the report, I’m surprised myself. I would expect that you cannot install any other Qt-based program from the buster repository for to library differences.

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