Having Kubuntu 15.4 installed (vivid).

I just switched from from kubuntu-ppa-backports (KDE 15.04) to kubuntu ci ppa (KDE 15.08.2) https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ci/+archive/ubuntu/stable.

Everything is great but I can't get my language pack (german) installed via systemsettings / regional settings.

Since aptitude(apt-get) still offers the old kde-l10n-de_15.04.x.deb and the ppa doesn't have any lang.packs I manually installed the kde-l10n-de_15.08.2-0ubuntu1_all.deb which is for wiley but shouldn't hurt the vivid.

So kde-l10n-de and language-pack-kde-de are installed, what can I do add my language to kde 15.08.2. It's still only showing American English in the lang. selection.

Any ideas? thanks!


Staging depots (as CI) are not meant for every day use in a stable production environment.

Wonder who gave the recommondation w/o a warning?

The content of CI-stable will after a prolonged testing period merge to the backports-ppa, by then the language files will go into production and missing terms will be added by the official team.

Further reading -> http://wire.kubuntu.org/ -> http://wire.kubuntu.org/?p=424 ... About CI-staging: scarlettgatelyclark.com/2015/kubuntu-kde-applications-15-08-3-bugfix-release-is-ready-for-testing/

extracted content: "... Once this has been tested and placed in Wily backports, I will backport it to Vivid."

edited 17.11. 3:46

Thanks to your question a comment was now added to the ppa-description: Direct landing PPA - highly fluctuating DO NOT USE THIS UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. ppa:kubuntu-ci/stable-daily is much nicer

You should also pin kde-l10n-de back to 15.04.xx version (with backports-ppa activated in your case), otherwise you won't receive updates of this package. If you are not familiar with this process, you find it well described in: (https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Apt-Pinning) If you don't get along by yourself - they have a forum to ask. Their motto is: "Fragen ist menschlich"

  • Thanks, good to know. KDE 15.08 from CI is running better than 15.04 from backports. – Michael D. Nov 16 '15 at 11:18

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