How To : Install KDE 4.7 In Fedora 15
This “How To” explains the steps required to install KDE 4.7 in Fedora 15.
Considering that the latest version of KDE namely KDE 4.7 is out, I am sure some of you must be raring to upgrade your KDE Desktop to the latest version.
If you are running Fedora 15, installing KDE 4.7 is quite easy. These are the steps required to install KDE 4.7 in Fedora 15.
This article assumes you are running GNOME version of Fedora 15.
Fire up a terminal and enter the following commands in the given order.
Update your system.
$ su -c 'yum update'
Move to your
yum.repos.d (YUM repository) directory and …
$ cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
… execute the following command.
$ su -c 'wget http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/rdieter/kde47/fedora-kde47.repo'
This command downloads the unofficial KDE 4.7 repository managed by a person who is very active in the Fedora community, known by the moniker ‘rdieter’.
This step is required because the official repository of Fedora 15 contain only the previous version of KDE namely 4.6.x. You will have to wait till Fedora 16 is released to see KDE 4.7 in the official repositories.
Finally, the most important command to install KDE 4.7 in your system.
$ su -c 'yum install @kde-desktop'
It is a 380MB download. Once the KDE 4.7 packages are installed in your Fedora 15 system, you can log out and log in selecting KDE as your default Linux desktop.
Reason to do the upgrade to KDE 4.7 : You get a polished Linux Desktop with lots of enhancements and bug fixes.