Upgrade To KDE SC 4.4.5 In Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
By on June 30th, 2010

KDE SC 4.5 is on its way with the first release candidate having been released a few days back. However, for those who like to stick with stable releases, KDE SC 4.4.5 has just been released. As KDE SC 4.5 will be released very soon, this will be the last update for KDE SC 4.4. Since this is an update, KDE SC 4.4.5 does not have any new features. There are only bug fixes and improvements. You can view the complete changelog here.

For Kubuntu 10.04 users, KDE SC 4.4.5 is already available in the PPA. To upgrade Kubuntu Lucid Lynx to KDE SC 4.4.5, you need to add ppa:kubuntu-ppa/ppa and then upgrade. Here is how to do it:

  • First of all, ensure that the Kubuntu Backport and Kubuntu Beta Backport  are not enabled/present in the Software Sources list. If they are present disable them.
  • Open the Konsole.
  • Add the PPA with the command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/ppa
  • Update the software list with
sudo apt-get update
  • Finally, upgrade to KDE SC 4.4.5 with the command
sudo apt-get upgrade
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