Debian KDE/Plasma Status 2021-08-18

Bullseye has been released, and we are in the post-release rush with lots of changes going on. On the KDE/Plasma side we are trying to move all our accumulated changes to unstable. On the OSC side, frameworks 5.85 and KDE Gears 21.08.0 have been released.

Debian Bullseye

As mentioned previously, the now released Debian/Bullseye contains KDE Frameworks 5.78, including several backports of fixes from 5.79 to get smooth operation. Plasma 5.20.5, again with several cherry picks for bugs will be in Bullseye, too. The KDE/Apps are mostly at 20.12 level, and the KDE PIM group packages (akonadi, kmail, etc) are at 20.08.

Debian unstable (and in time also testing)

Frameworks 5.83 and Plasma 5.21.5 have been uploaded to unstable. This is a temporary measure until several necessary packages have cleared the NEW queue. After that we will upload frameworks 5.85 and Plasma 5.22.N.

KDE Gears is still at 20.08, but we have 21.04 in experimental, and I am currently preparing to upload 21.08.0, should be done soon.

OBS packages

The OBS packages as usual follow the latest release, and currently ship KDE Frameworks 5.85, KDE Gears 21.08.0, and Plasma 5.22.4. The package sources are as usual (note the different path for the Plasma packages and the apps packages, containing the release version!), for Debian/unstable:

deb ./
deb ./
deb ./
deb ./

and the same with Testing instead of Unstable for Debian/testing.

OBS for bullseye

For now, use the Testing packages with the addition dependencies:

deb ./
deb ./
deb ./
deb ./
deb ./

Sooner or later OBS will offer Debian Bullseye as proper target, and then I will prepare releases for it and write another blog post.


Expect continued breakage of the next weeks until the upload storm subsides a bit.

11 Responses

  1. luc says:

    Thanks for all good work. Indeed I witnessed frameworks 5.85 etc. being installed yesterday.

  2. john says:

    Thanks so much for your hard work. You are the reason that I will migrate one machine back to debian!!! Arch and Debian are my favourites. After trying a lot I always come back to this two distros. Really, a big thank you for your work!

  3. Helge says:

    I am currently getting the following errors from apt:

    E: Fehlschlag beim Holen von Datei hat eine unerwartete Größe (2353456 != 2356424). Eventuell läuft gerade eine Spiegel-Synchronisierung? [IP: 2a01:138:a004::202 443]
    Hashes of expected file:
    – SHA256:ae0fefa1cf140e230634602c7ef830e0c772d9c320b431b4338a82dc56c916db
    – SHA1:f79b8d89f7f92922659be3a46868dbac459c3913 [weak]
    – MD5Sum:75bce43e0724da9a00f6b8c8dcb9d418 [weak]
    – Filesize:2356424 [weak]
    E: Fehlschlag beim Holen von Datei hat eine unerwartete Größe (1032636 != 1032932). Eventuell läuft gerade eine Spiegel-Synchronisierung? [IP: 2a01:138:a004::202 443]
    Hashes of expected file:
    – SHA256:20eb72f3d90c1c07a5623700f5f4cf2e478fa28cb7f252cd428e1dcd3b27257a
    – SHA1:220da94a9606d1a8a7533b7abd8cf4fc28314a0c [weak]
    – MD5Sum:ceb4b3a1bac2c7eb4c870cdce71a25da [weak]
    – Filesize:1032932 [weak]

  4. David says:

    Thank you so much!
    – a happy Debian Bullseye user

  5. Thomas says:

    Thank you very much for supplying us with an uptodate KDE package

  6. KDE Nutzer says:

    Wenn Debian stable einen Point Release bekommt, kriegt es ja hin und wieder auch eine neue Kernelversion.
    Wäre es nicht möglich, bei einem der nächsten Point Releases von Debian stable auch eine neue KDE Plasma Version nach Debian stable zu bringen?

    Oder anders gefragt, was wäre dazu nötig, damit das passiert?

    • Nein, leider sind updates auf neue upstream Releases nicht möglich in point releases von Debian, besonders nicht wenn davon 30+ Pakete betroffen sind.

  7. Muhammad says:

    Thank you for packaging latest KDE/Plasma plus information about the progress via PlanetKDE.

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