KDE4 on Debian Sid

June 14, 2008 | 1 Comment

Well, with a running Debian Sid distribution, I am all set to test KDE 4. The installation process is simple enough but, before getting into it, remove any previous version of KDE. Here is how I’ve done it :

  • I added references to experimental in /etc/apt/sources.list:
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    deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free
  • Then I ran launched the following commands:
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    aptitude update
    aptitude -t experimental install kde4

    Note that I first tried to install kde4 using apt-get and it would never work, I had dependencies error, but it worked right away using aptitude.

    Anyway, that done, I was able to log out and re-login using KDE and here it was :

    On the snapshot above you can see three of the built in widgets for KDE, the clock, the post its and the twitter one 😉 Handy. The widget engine is supposed to soon handle the MAC OS X ones. Congratulations to the KDE team!

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