Kde4 Plasma5 Upgrade
KDE Plasma 4 development and support has ceased. KDE Plasma 4 ebuilds are currently masked upstream and are due to be removed from the Portage tree during February 2017.
This change will affect Funtoo Linux.
Plasma 4 was the graphical environment that formed part of the former KDE SC 4 (KDE Software Compilation 4). Plasma 5 is the current graphical environment offered by KDE. Many of the KDE Applications available under KDE SC 4 continue to be available under Plasma 5.
The purpose of this page is to detail the steps required to migrate Funtoo Linux from KDE SC 4 (Plasma 4) to KDE Plasma 5 and KDE Applications. Given incompatibilities between Plasma 4 and Plasma 5 packages, Users undertaking this process are likely to encounter one or more blockers. Users are encouraged to seek assistance in the #funtoo IRC channel on Freenode.
Update Funtoo Profiles
root # epro show === Enabled Profiles: === arch: x86-64bit build: current subarch: intel64-haswell flavor: desktop mix-ins: kde
There are two KDE-related mix-ins available in Funtoo: kde and kde-plasma-5. To migrate to KDE Plasma 5, users must remove the kde mix-in and add the kde-plasma-5 mix-in.
DO NOT combine kde and kde-plasma-5 at the same time - they are incompatible.
root # epro mix-in -kde +kde-plasma-5 === Enabled Profiles: === arch: x86-64bit build: current subarch: intel64-haswell flavor: desktop mix-ins: kde-plasma-5 >>> Removed kde mix-in. >>> Added kde-plasma-5 mix-in.
Review USE Flags
To achieve clean update it is necessary to review
/etc/portage/make.conf for a kde sc4 specific USE's. Having this USE flags enabled globally or per package base may clash with default kde-plasma-5 mix-ins settings and may result in certain difficulties with update, such as ebuild blocks.
Following command will scan your
root # grep -e "qt[[:digit:]]" -e "handbook" -e "kde" -e "plasma" /etc/portage/make.conf
It is necessary to review these USE's, if set.
Next commands will scan your
root # grep -e "qt[[:digit:]]$" -e "qt[[:digit:]] " -e "handbook$" -e "handbook " -R /etc/portage/package.use root # grep -e "kde$" -e "kde " -e "plasma$" -e "plasma " -R /etc/portage/package.use
Like above it's needed to review USEs, if set.
Emerge KDE Plasma 5 and KDE Applications
This section is incomplete.
This is performed by merging the package kde-apps/kde-meta:5...
root # emerge -auvDN --with-bdeps=y @world kde-apps/kde-meta:5
Configure and Start Plasma 5
SSH and GPG Agent Scripts
KDE Plasma 5 Display (Login) Manager
This section is incomplete.
The default Display Manager for KDE Plasma 4 was KDM (kde-base/kdm). This has been
To change from KDM to SDDM, edit
/etc/conf.d/xdm with your favorite editor, updating the DISPLAYMANAGER entry to equal 'sddm'