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Old 11-29-2018, 07:46 AM   #1
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Update from Plasma5 KDE-5_18.09 to KDE-5_18.10 killed sddm, Plasma


As the title says, I updated my "ktown" from 5_18.09 to 5_18.10, and now sddm doesn't start, and attempting to start KDE with startx yields a dialog that states:

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Could not start kdeinit5. Check your installation.
Anyone else experience this? How do I restore my Plasma5?
 
Old 11-29-2018, 10:53 AM   #2
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As the title says, I updated my "ktown" from 5_18.09 to 5_18.10, and now sddm doesn't start, and attempting to start KDE with startx yields a dialog that states:



Anyone else experience this? How do I restore my Plasma5?
I've run into this problem before, and the solution always lay in the deps/ section; one of the deps sddm/kdeinit5 depends on is outdated.

BTW, how did you upgrade your ktown from 18.09 to 18.10? Alien BOB hasn't updated his packages from 18.08, as far as I know.
 
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I've run into this problem before, and the solution always lay in the deps/ section; one of the deps sddm/kdeinit5 depends on is outdated.

BTW, how did you upgrade your ktown from 18.09 to 18.10? Alien BOB hasn't updated his packages from 18.08, as far as I know.
Thanks, I'll check that out.

There is an update, see here:

https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde...ober-18-batch/
 
Old 11-29-2018, 11:26 PM   #4
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I don't see any packages that are 18.09 or 18.10 in ktown latest for Slackware64 Current

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bash-4.4# slackpkg search ktown | grep 18.10
bash-4.4# slackpkg search ktown | grep 18.09
There are a lot of packages that are "18.08.2." Maybe I'm missing something.
 
Old 11-29-2018, 11:38 PM   #5
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From the README at http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/ali.../latest/README "Here is KDE 5_18.10 for Slackware, consisting of the KDE
Frameworks 5.51.0, Plasma 5.14.1 and Applications 18.08.2 on top of Qt 5.11.2."
 
Old 11-30-2018, 12:32 AM   #6
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From the README at http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/ali.../latest/README "Here is KDE 5_18.10 for Slackware, consisting of the KDE
Frameworks 5.51.0, Plasma 5.14.1 and Applications 18.08.2 on top of Qt 5.11.2."
I believe the misconception lies in the KDE version number vs. the Applications version. Since they're so close together, I also believed I had missed an update or two.

So, to recap: KDE VERSION 5_18.10 contains Applications version 18.08.2. At least, that's my understanding of the versioning.

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Old 11-30-2018, 02:42 AM   #7
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I believe the misconception lies in the KDE version number vs. the Applications version. Since they're so close together, I also believed I had missed an update or two.

So, to recap: KDE VERSION 5_18.10 contains Applications version 18.08.2. At least, that's my understanding of the versioning.
Exactly. There is no such thing anymore as "KDE" wrt software releases by the KDE community. It's Frameworks, Plasma and Applications now. Each with their own version numbering scheme and semi-independent release cycles.

For Slackware, I decided long ago, to aim for monthly updates of my packages and tag the whole bunch of Frameworks, Plasma and Applications with a Slackware-specific version "KDE-5_YY.MM" where YY and MM stand for the year and month of my package release. You have to consult my repository ChangeLog.txt to find out what exact KDE software component releases are contained in them.
 
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