How to install KDE 4.9 on Debian Squeeze

Mirosław Zalewski miniopl at
Mon Aug 20 13:03:23 BST 2012

On 20/08/2012 at 12:52, andre_debian at wrote:

> On Debian Squeeze :
> # add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports -y
> kubuntu-ppa/backports
> Executing:
> gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring
> --secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg
> --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg
> --keyserver --recv-keys
> Debian seems not accepted to work with a backport Ubuntu ...

This creates file 
with content like this:
deb wheezy main
deb-src wheezy main

Since there is no wheezy directory on kubuntu-ppa launchpad site, apt-get 
update will fail.

If you care, you must use correct sources.lists entries:
(for Ubuntu 12.04:)
deb precise main 
deb-src precise main 

OR (for Ubuntu 11.10:)
deb oneiric main 
deb-src oneiric main 

Please note that these packages were made with Ubuntu in mind and perhaps no 
one has ever tested them on Debian. It is unlikely they will break your 
system, but most certainly they may break your KDE installation. Pay special 
attention to any warning messages you may encounter while installing these 

Oh, and get rid of your current KDE installation before you proceed. Almost 
certainly these packages are in conflict with each other, even if no one has 
marked them so.
Best regards
Mirosław Zalewski
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