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Installing KDE from KDE repository

asked 2019-03-18 14:33:46 -0500

sonem gravatar image

I want to add KDE repository to dnf and install KDE desktop from there. How badly would I fail? Since Fedora uses rpm, I am afraid that I can't just do that, and then go "dnf install plasma-desktop". How would I differentiate what repo should the package manager use, and if I could even do that...

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answered 2019-03-18 15:14:37 -0500

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kde plasma desktop should be able to be added without specifying additional repo's. If it is not already there then try: sudo dnf group install kde-desktop-environment You don't mention what version of fedora you are currently using but this command will work for recent releases. See the fedora magazine issue : installing kde plasma

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I am on Fedora 29. The whole point is not to install from fedora repos, the kde version they have has an annoying patch I wouldn't like having. Thus, KDE from KDE repos. Is it possible?

sonem gravatar imagesonem ( 2019-03-18 15:55:53 -0500 )edit

The Yum repo manager used to allow setting repository priorities. I think DNF still uses these config files. If you add the KDE repo you might be able to set the priority to ensure the install that you want. setting repository priorities Be aware of all the caveats and warnings around this possibly breaking things. I have not tried this myself, I just know it was possible.

nmgiffin gravatar imagenmgiffin ( 2019-03-19 12:21:44 -0500 )edit

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