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I want to install new KDE 4.10 on Ubuntu 12.04.

Can I install it from any repository and without kubuntu-desktop package? I want clean, fresh KDE without Kubuntu modifications.

Thanks in advance.

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I came across this question from google asking how can I update KDE on (k)Ubuntu 12.04 without updating the server parts of the system.

So, I have Kubuntu 12.04.01 LTE, and there was KDE 4.8.5 installed (along Unity and a few others DMs)

I did

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports -y
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

.. and now I have same system with KDE 4.10 running on it without much problem so far.

Since the backports are from Kubuntu team, that does include kubuntu-desktop (in your situation it might be a better choice to first install kubuntu-desktop, then update from backports, and then remove extras you don't like too much).

Other option might be looking at

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You can do this by doing the following:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports -y
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kde-standard

Don't worry about the "kubuntu" in the PPA name. If you install the kde-standard package, it won't include Kubuntu's customizations.

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Ok, but I use kde-plasma. ;) Thanks for your answer! – ZDroid Feb 25 '13 at 17:44

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