Re: apt-get dist-upgrade uninstalled most of KDE
- Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:43:33 +0200
- From: Martin Steigerwald <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: apt-get dist-upgrade uninstalled most of KDE
Please use a mailinglist for user support. This mailing list is for
For Plasma/KDE related questions I suggest debian-kde mailinglist. Cc´d.
Please drop Cc to debian-devel on your answer.
nobrin@xxxxxxxxx - 16.08.17, 12:56:
> I just upgraded my system (Debian sid with main, contrib, non-free) to
> the most recent unstable version, running "apt-get update" and
> "apt-get dist-upgrade".
> Unfortunately, this uninstalled most of KDE, including
If you run Debian GNU/Sid, you always, always, read again *always* have to
carefully check what packages apt dist-upgrade would uninstall, before
confirming the action. If you are not willing to do this, I suggest you use
Debian Qt/KDE team works an upgrade from Qt 5.7.1 to Qt 5.9.1 and its not yet
complete. Trying to force a partial upgrade with apt dist-upgrade will
uninstall Plasma desktop currently. I actually warned about this on debian-kde
mailinglist this morning. You may like to choose Debian GNU/Buster/Testing
instead of Sid in order to have *some* protection, as I read about a
transition on #debian-qt-kde IRC channel and it might very well related to the
Qt upgrade. I didn´t check this tough.
There is no automatic way to undo the action. I suggest you install again by
using metapackages like
depending on the amount of packages you want to have installed.
And then add any additional packages you want to have again.