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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

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


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


  • 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
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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