Install KDE4.6 in openSUSE!

After having factory repos for KDE4.6, now we have stable repos for KDE4.6, so we can stay with the stable packages. The process of installing or upgrading is very simple, if you are using factory repos(disable/delete it), switching to stable is also easy. Nothing going to be lost in the process. It will just download and install the packages while changing to stable repos.

Lets start with the installation:

1- Add the following repos(choose your distro repos [11.2 or 11.3 or 11.4]). We will be doing this the easy way, i mean by YaST. Open YaST and click on software repositories, click on the Add button.

openSUSE 11.2 repos :

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/46/openSUSE_11.2/

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Release_46_openSUSE_11.2/

openSUSE 11.3 repos :

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/46/openSUSE_11.3/

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Release_46_openSUSE_11.3/

openSUSE 11.4 repos :

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/46/openSUSE_11.4/

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Release_46_openSUSE_11.4/

If you are done successfully with adding above repos, close the software repositories module.

2- At this point we will follow two ways to install/upgrade. Either by terminal OR by software management. Please choose either step 2a or 2b to upgrade, which suits you best.

2a- Open YaST and go to software management. Choose Repositories from the drop down menu if it is not there as a tab. Select the newly added repo. You will see ‘switch system packages‘ above the packages pane. Click on it and do this for the 2nd repo(extra repo). Done, click on the Accept button and there you go.

2b- Terminal way, run this command if you want to upgrade it through terminal(1st become root by su – ) :

zypper up

If you want to update the whole system with vendor change, run this command:

zypper dup

dup: distribution upgrade.

Please run one command at a time.

After installation, logout OR restart your machine.

Caution: Watch out for the dependency issues if any, hope will be not.

Have fun!