Bug#609255: KDE upgrading
On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 02:34:12PM +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
> - Installing kde-full or kde-standard is *mandatory* and
> it should happen just after upgrading.
File a bug against the metapackage with the detailed log upgrade log, please.
A general 'it did not work for me' without details here won't get this
The upgrade from kde3->kde4 is not perfect but following the notes from the
release note it works (TM).