[conspire] Re: Trouble installing kubuntu-desktop

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Mon Jan 16 00:45:42 PST 2006

Bruce found this page at last night's meet, and it's worthy of a bookmark
at this time:


On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 22:50:02 -0800, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Jose Medeiros (jose.medeiros at gmail.com):
>> Quick question for all you Guru's. I installed Ubuntu...
> Jose --
> You didn't say which release.  I'm guessing a pre-Breezy Badger release.
> v. 4.10 (i.e., released 2004, October):  Warty Warthog
> v. 5.04 (i.e., released 2005, April):  Hoary Hedgehog
> v. 5.10 (i.e., released 2005, October):  Breezy Badger
> v. 6.04 (i.e., to be released 2006, April):  Dapper Drake
> It would also have been helpful if you'd included your
> /etc/apt/sources.list -- but I can guess its approximate contents, and
> thus can make a pretty good guess at the problem.
>> on my AMD 64 CPU and I am trying to add the KDE desktop using the
>> following commands ( I had no problem with the 32 bit version at the
>> install fest last month at Google) any ideas why it is not finding the
>> correct package?
> (See remarks further on, before implementing the suggestion below.)
> Enable the "universe" collection in /etc/apt/sources.list, and try
> again (including re-running "sudo apt-get update" to fetch new package
> catalogues).  http://www.wlug.org.nz/UbuntuNotes has:
>   Installing the KDE desktop
>   As of Breezy, you don't need to have universe on to install KDE. You can
>   simply "apt-get install kde" and you will have a functioning desktop.
>   For a bit more, you can "apt-get install kubuntu-desktop" for a full
>   Kubuntu desktop, including things like Amarok and Konversation not
>   included in a default KDE install.
>   This will fill your Gnome menus with messy KDE apps, but you can get rid
>   of these by running the following:
>   sudo sed -i '/OnlyShowIn=/d;$a\OnlyShowIn=KDE;' \
>       /usr/share/applications/kde/*.desktop
> As that note implies, the KDE/kubuntu packages weren't moved from
> "universe" into the main collection until 5.10/breezy.  Thus my
> suggestion of uncommenting "universe".  
> _However_:
> If my guess is correct, you should consider upgrading to something
> a _lot_ more modern -- and you might as well do that before installing
> any KDE packages, to save time and download bytes.  Then, among other
> things, you won't need to enable that extra collection.  (You'll need to
> look up, elsewhere, the distinctions between main, universe, multiverse,
> and restricted, but they include the fact that "main" gets the bulk of 
> Ubuntu's quality-assurance efforts.)
> Please see:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BreezyUpgradeNotes

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