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)
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 http://techbase.kde.org/Getting_Started/Build