KDE 4.3 has arrived
Lots of behind-the-scenes fixes, a new pretty (debatable) default plasma theme and various new stuff across the board make kde 4.3 an exciting release!
Gentoo ebuilds were available the moment tarballs were released, thanks to the hard work of our Gentoo KDE team
However, since 4.3 brings some new packages (and dependencies), we’ve hard masked the ebuilds until everything gets the proper keywords.
You can follow the keywording progress in bug 280312.
Instructions on how to unmask kde 4.3 after the screenshot
unmasking & installing kde 4.3
kde 4.3 might be masked but it works fine on x86 and amd64 (for other archs check the bug above).
to install it, you can easily unmask it using the unmask file provided in the kde-testing overlay, [kde-testing]/Documentation/package.unmask/kde-4.3
if you don’t have / don’t want the overlay, you can grab the file here.
you can also use a command similar to
# unmasking kde 4.3
wget -O /etc/portage/package.unmask/kde-4.3 'http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/kde.git;a=blob_plain;f=Documentation/package.unmask/kde-4.3'
to automatically save the unmask file to your unmask folder (if you use folders)
for those using stable gentoo, there’s a similar keywords file
# adding kde 4.3 in package.keywords/
wget -O /etc/portage/package.keywords/kde-4.3 'http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/kde.git;a=blob_plain;f=Documentation/package.keywords/kde-4.3.keywords'
if you’re trying to upgrade from kde 4.2, but portage gives you nice little blocks, there are a few things you can check:
- make sure you’ve synced the tree and kde-testing overlay (if using it) :p
- make sure the unmask/keyword files are correct and up-to-date
- check that you don’t have any 4.2 versioned kde-base/* items in /var/lib/portage/world
- check that you don’t have any 4.2 versioned sets in /var/lib/portage/world_sets
emerge -avDuN world— you’ll probably get some messy output but all blocks should be automatically resolved
if you hit any issues feel free to leave a comment, check the gentoo kde 4 guide (should be up-to-date soon) or visit us @ #gentoo-kde (freenode).
enjoy your shiny new kde!