Installing KDE 4.4 in Arch Linux or Kubuntu/Ubuntu

How do I see a lot of people coming looking for How to install KDE 4.4 in Arch Linux, or How to install KDE 4.4 in Kubuntu so I’m posting this, it will be quick ;)

The currently version is KDE SC 4.4 Beta 2 RC 1 RC 2 RC 3, not advisable if you want stability.

To install on Arch Linux with extra repository:

Just run a

pacman -Sy kde

or if you already have kde installed

pacman -Syu

To install on Arch Linux with KDEmod repository.

Add to your /etc/pacman.conf this:

[kdemod-testing]
Include = /etc/pacman.d/kdemodmirrorlist
* Add it before other KDEMod repositories if you have them

If you already use KDEmod, can change the path to your own file but if you specify a server to your repositories I strongly recommend that you use in one file, so if one fails it will use another.

If this is your first time you put the KDEmod or want to create the file, place in /etc/pacman.d/kdemodmirrorlist the following content:

Server = http://chakra.virtualdisaster.net/kdemod/$repo/i686
Server = http://archlinux.puzzle.ch/kdemod/$repo/i686
Server = http://mirror.rit.edu/kdemod/$repo/i686
Server = http://kdemod.iskrembilen.com/repo/$repo/i686
Server = http://kdemod.bednarek.org.pl/$repo/i686
Server = http://server.elsistech.com/archlinux/kdemod/$repo/i686
Server = http://chakra-project.org/repo/$repo/i686
*Replace i686 with x86_64 if you use a 64 bits system

If yu use KDE from the [extra](official) repository, first you need to remove it with pacman -Rd kde.

If you already use KDEMod, then update with pacman -Syu.

If you not have any KDE installed, then install with pacman -S kdemod.

To Install on Kubuntu or Ubuntu we’ll use the PPA of Kubuntu:

First we’ll add the PPA of Kubuntu with this command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa

Then run sudo apt-get update. Now, if you already use Kubuntu run sudo apt-get dist-uprade, or if you use Ubuntu run sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop.

UPDATE: KDEMod already got KDE SC 4.4 RC 1 available. unfortunately, it’s still a work in progress for the Kubuntu team (that’s still on KDE SC 4.4 Beta 2)

UPDATE: Kubuntu PPA already got KDE SC 4.4 RC 1.

UPDATE: KDEMod and Kubuntu PPA already got KDE SC 4.4 RC 2 RC 3.

UPDATE: KDEMod already got final version.

UPDATE: Kubuntu PPA too.

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