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Re: apt-get dist-upgrade uninstalled most of KDE

Thanks you all for the help! I usually do pay attention, and I prefer
sid even given the risks (it's great).
I don't need the machine at the moment, so I'll just wait for the
transition to complete.

Using snapshot repositories and "apt-get install packagename=version"
sounds like a *great* strategy to implement a quick-and-dirty rollback
function for apt-get. Do you think it would suffice to analyze
history.log and run "apt-get install" with
- "package-" for all packages installed by the last update and
- add "package=version" for all updated and removed packages?

The snapshot it would use is the one of the previous upgrade.


On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 2:55 PM, Martin Steigerwald <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Martin Steigerwald - 16.08.17, 23:43:
>> There is no automatic way to undo the action. I suggest you install again
>> by  using metapackages like
>> - plasma-desktop
>> - kde-standard
>> - kde-full
>> depending on the amount of packages you want to have installed.
>> And then add any additional packages you want to have again.
> I missed that this wouldn´t fix current KDE/Plasma packages not fitting yet to
> Qt 5.9.1.
> So I suggest you switch to Debian testing temporarily.
> Then either aptitude install one of above meta packages will over a nice
> solution that will downgrade Qt packages to 5.7.1 again… or you need to
> manually do that by something along the lines of
> apt/aptitude install package=versionnummer
> Next time check output of apt more closely. It must have shown a *very long*
> list of packages it is about to remove.
> Another thing would be to temporarily install a different desktop like lxqt or
> Mate or so :)
> Thanks,
> --
> Martin