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Bug#609255: KDE upgrading

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 14:34:12 +0100, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:

> It happened to me upgrading my first kde desktop today, which resulted
> in a completely not working KDE enviroment: after logging in, a scrambled
> desktop background appeared and nothing else. Of course, I did
> a whole upgrading, because that (multi-user) desktop 
> had many different desktop environments installed and I did not
> put on hold kde 3.5 packages, because it was pointless for me.
> I would add a big WARNING for users at upgrading time about that. 
> I got a working environment by installing 'kde-full' after completing the whole
> dist upgrade. Maybe, this is not evidenti enough by current release notes, I
> would stress the following concepts:
> - The KDE env will be *ruined and unusable* just after a plain 
>   dist-upgrade.
> - Installing kde-full or kde-standard is *mandatory* and
>   it should happen just after upgrading.
I'm afraid I'm a bit concerned about this metapackage stuff.  Why
weren't the metapackages from lenny kept around to help upgrades, with
kde and kde-core depending e.g. on the new kde-standard metapackage?

Francesco, care to share details of your upgrade?  What packages were
installed pre-upgrade, log from apt, …?


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