KDE Plasma 5.3.1 testing

After several month of packaging in kde overlay and almost a month in tree, we have lifted the mask for KDE Plasma 5.3.1 today. If you want to test it out, now some infos how to get it.

For easy transition we provide two new profiles, one for OpenRC and the other for systemd.

root # eselect profile list
...
[8] default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop/plasma
[9] default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop/plasma/systemd
...

Following example activates the Plasma systemd profile:

root # eselect profile set 9

On stable systems you need to unmask the qt5 use flag:

root # echo "-qt5" >> /etc/portage/profile/use.stable.mask

Any packages affected by the profile change need to be rebuilt:

root # emerge -avuND @world

For stable users, you also need to keyword the required packages. You can let portage handle it with autokeyword feature or just grep the keyword files for KDE Frameworks 5.11 and KDE Plasma 5.3.1 from kde overlay.

Now just install it (this is full Plasma 5, the basic desktop would be kde-plasma/plasma-desktop):

root # emerge -av kde-plasma/plasma-meta

KDM is not supported for Plasma 5 anymore, so if you have installed it kill it with fire. Possible and tested login managers are SDDM and LightDM.

For detailed instructions read the full upgrade guide. Package bugs can be filed to bugs.gentoo.org and about the software to bugs.kde.org.

Have fun,
the Gentoo KDE Team

7 thoughts on “KDE Plasma 5.3.1 testing”

  1. YAY! Great work!

    For anyone going to upgrade : to coinstall kde4 apps while using plasma5, kactivities:4, kde-l10n:4 and some others I can’t remember right now need the “minimal” use flag enabled.

  2. /me wonders which flags I’d have to add to my USE flags in make.conf accordingly to the diff of the profiles kde and plasma – b/c I’ve the hardened profile activated.

    1. Maybe just switch the profile and see what portage would change with -uavND on @world and kde-plasma/plasma-meta, then make the changes to your make.conf and switch back.

  3. You can create a file:
    /etc/portage/make.profile/parent
    With following contents:
    /usr/portage/profiles/default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop/plasma
    /usr/portage/profiles/hardened/linux/amd64

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