(TL note: nareshov's diary)

The right-way(tm) to convert an ubuntu-desktop to a kubuntu-desktop?

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Playing with distros at every whim is all I’ve been doing for quite some time now. I’ve been changing DEs too (GNOME -> KDE4 — failing which — -> KDE 3.5.8 :P).
Although my current laptop compile OO.o in about 4 hours compared to my previous AMD desktop which took about 7 hours, I still fear having to enable/disable numerous USE flags to get a decent KDE. Not to mention those feelings of regret of having chosen the monolithic ebuilds over the split ones or vice versa ~_~

Well, let’s get to the topic here: “Converting an ubuntu installation to kubuntu”

1. If you’ve just installed Ubuntu do not upgrade even if there are updates available.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 – get outside of X.
3. Run invoke-rc.d gdm stop
4 Run sudo tasksel and uncheck Ubuntu-desktop
5 Run sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude dist-upgrade now
6 And finally, sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop

That should do the trick, which unfortunately didn’t work completely with me.
Possible reasons could be that I was doing this 2 months after the Ubuntu 7.10 release and network-manager-kde errored out on reconfiguring which depended on reconfiguring dhcdbd. Some weird thing. Just run step 6. again and again 😐

Written by Naresh

December 13, 2007 at 2:04 pm

Posted in Linux/BSD, Software

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