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I have kubuntu 10.04 32bit. I'm having some problems with some kde apps.
I have read around that installing the updates from the ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports would help.

I know that the kubuntu ppa are unofficial ubuntu repo but are directly maintained by the kubuntu team, to provide important updates to the kubuntu users
https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Kubuntu/KubuntuPPAs
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Kubuntu

I'd like to know from other people that have kubuntu 10.04 + ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports.
Is this solution working really well? Is it stable enough?

I'm confused 'cause if I add the repository, and take a look on what an update what do, I have different results if I check with kpakagekit or with aptitude

packagekit

  • update 116 packages
  • 26 packages will be marked as blocked (network-manager kdebase-bin plasma-widgets-workspace)

aptitude

  • 82 packages to install
  • 13 packages to delete (kdebase-plasma kdepimlibs-data ecc)
  • 142 packages to update

wich program should I use to do this? Aptidude ore KPackageKit?

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Why do you use 10.04 in the first place? There are newer versions. Perhaps you would want to have a look at 11.10, for instance?

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10.04 is a LTS, on my office workstation I use to install LTS 'cause they should me more solid, and it will pass more time before I need to upgrade from a LTS to another (nearly 3 years) –  nulll Sep 28 '11 at 9:48
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No, it will be less solid if you start adding PPAs. And LTSes are supposed to be supported longer. Non-LTS releases are just as stable, except they'll need to be upgraded after 18 months instead of 36. –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Sep 28 '11 at 10:19
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I enabled the ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports and i run the update.

All my bugs are still there, plus OpenOffice is not working anymore.

These is more than enough.

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