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reading up on TFB's transformation from Ubuntu to arch has made me want to give this OS another shot.

one thing that i can't seem to figure out (nor find any help from google) how to get kde 4.5, i currently have 4.4.5, would like to try out the latest KDE, heard it was even a bigger improvement than the one i currently have

any assistance would be appreciated
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Originally Posted by transhour View Post
reading up on TFB's transformation from Ubuntu to arch has made me want to give this OS another shot.

one thing that i can't seem to figure out (nor find any help from google) how to get kde 4.5, i currently have 4.4.5, would like to try out the latest KDE, heard it was even a bigger improvement than the one i currently have

any assistance would be appreciated
In Arch, if you're using Vanilla KDE from the repos you just have to pacman -Syu as root. KDEMod has officially yanked all support from Arch KDEMod in favor of their own bizzarro project, Chakra.
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Is Chakra still going on? I thought after the owner/creator passed away it was no more?
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4.5 is in the main repos, it's been there for a while.
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Is Chakra still going on? I thought after the owner/creator passed away it was no more?
Oh, it is still going last I knew. They we're hoping for a full Chakra release with KDE4.6 I believe. It has been a while since I checked in on their doings. Since the massive spate of drama over Arch doing vanilla KDE package-splitting, and Chakra releasing automated updating software for a rolling release distribution I really don't care much what they do anymore.

I liked the Chakra guys a while back but that time passed.
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post #6 of 22
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In Arch, if you're using Vanilla KDE from the repos you just have to pacman -Syu as root. KDEMod has officially yanked all support from Arch KDEMod in favor of their own bizzarro project, Chakra.
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4.5 is in the main repos, it's been there for a while.
its a fresh install, unless i missed something about "rolling release", i had all the repo's unlocked, including both testing's, and it gave me kde 4.4.5 when i typed in

pacman -S kde
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its a fresh install, unless i missed something about "rolling release", i had all the repo's unlocked, including both testing's, and it gave me kde 4.4.5 when i typed in

pacman -S kde
What mirror are you using? Because it sounds like the one you're currently dialed in to has been abandoned.
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post #8 of 22
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appearently that is the case.

when i did

pacman -Syu

once i got the base system installed, pacman upgraded itself, but for whatever reason it did

mirrorlist.pacmannew

instead of just replacing the old list, it was just a matter of uncommenting the servers, and renaming the pacman file and i was on my way to kde 4.5 glory and a updated system.
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some repo's are abandoned, some don't update right away. You need to make sure:

A) You get a repo that updates quick

B) A fast repo

That will make you a much happier user.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
some repo's are abandoned, some don't update right away. You need to make sure:

A) You get a repo that updates quick

B) A fast repo

That will make you a much happier user.
OT: Love the function in your sig. PURE GENIUS!

OT: Arch Linux is great, but I, the lazy bastard that I am, would much rather have a system already configured haha. But Arch does live on...in my virtual machine.
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