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(SOLVED) Update From Plasma 5.12.7 To 5.15 And Need Help

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this morning i attempted to upday my plasma desktop to 5.15 and i have no idea what i'm being asked to do. this is what i get. thanks

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mc2635599@LOTN:~$ sudo apt full-upgrade
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
mc2635599@LOTN:~$


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As you are on Mint 19.1, this is the same as Kubuntu 18.04 LTS. The only packages for this version, even in PPAs will be 5.12.x versions. The directions you are following are for Kubuntu 18.10.

Now, you can get the 5.12.x updates a bit sooner by using the updates ppa :
https://kubuntu.org/news/kde-plasma-bug ... 18-04-lts/
You already have the latest available, but 5.12.8 will be here first before it makes it to the standard repos.


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mrgrimm wrote:this morning i attempted to upday my plasma desktop to 5.15 and i have no idea what i'm being asked to do. this is what i get. thanks
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mc2635599@LOTN:~$ sudo apt full-upgrade
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
mc2635599@LOTN:~$



Thr error message tells you specifically what to do to try and correct the problem. Something stopped the package install process (user killed, or interrupted it, power outage, etc) and the command given will attempt to compete installing where it left off.

Something happened between running full-upgrade command and the error message, so it is very difficult to know exactly what the cause is.


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a friend got it sorted to the 5.15.4, but for some reason it just went side-ways. by that i mean the system removed everything kde and won't let me reinstall it. telling me i have broken packages, but when i enable the filter it finds nothing. this is what we finally went back to which has been update to 5.15.4.

https://linuxhint.com/install_kde_linux_mint_19/

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E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies


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If you got any plasma newer than Plasma 5.12.x LTS on your Mint 19 system( ie Ubuntu 18.04), them you have mixed repos (18.04 and 18.10). This WILL mess up your system due to the very large amount of dependency differences between the two releases.

Again, you don't give enough of the full apt output, or say what specific sources you used to get Plasma 5.14, but I do know that there simply no newer plasma packages for 18.04 than 5.12.7 in any Ubuntu PPA anywhere, period.

If you don't specify exactly what specific steps you actually performed, with more of the apt output that happens before the final errors, we can't see what happened, and see how we might help you fix it.


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i appreciate the attempt to help, but i really don't understand what's not clear about the steps in the link i previously posted.

https://linuxhint.com/install_kde_linux_mint_19/

now that said you have all the info i have. now if there are commands to get more info that you would like to look at please post them and i'll run them and happily post the info. thanks again for attempting to help.


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a friend got it sorted to the 5.15.4,

This info is what is missing. Your link does not show how you got to 5.14, but only shows which packages to install. On an unmodified Mint, the instructions in your link get you Plasma 5.12.7 as found in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 18.04.

What we need to see is what was modified before you followed the instructions in the link:
Post the contents of the file: /etc/apt/sources.list
as well as the list of files found inside /etc/apt/sources.list.d.
This command will show this, and you can copy/paste the output:
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ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d


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additional-repositories.list
agornostal-ulauncher-bionic.list
alessandro-strada-ppa-bionic.list
clipgrab-team-ppa-bionic.list
dawidd0811-neofetch-bionic.list
deluge-team-develop-bionic.list
dhor-myway-bionic.list
elementary-os-stable-bionic.list
forkotov02-ppa-bionic.list
gambas-team-gambas3-bionic.list
gerardpuig-ppa-bionic.list
gezakovacs-ppa-bionic.list
git-core-ppa-bionic.list
google-chrome.list
graphics-drivers-ppa-bionic.list
kubuntu-ppa-backports-bionic.list
libdvdcss.list
linuxuprising-apps-bionic.list
mc3man-mpv-tests-bionic.list
morphis-anbox-support-bionic.list
nilarimogard-webupd8-bionic.list
noobslab-apps-bionic.list
noobslab-icons-bionic.list
nordvpn.list
notepadqq-team-notepadqq-bionic.list
official-package-repositories.list
oguzhaninan-stacer-bionic.list
oibaf-graphics-drivers-bionic.list
openshot_developers-ppa-bionic.list
opera-stable.list
rikmills-latte-dock-bionic.list
rvm-smplayer-bionic.list
sergiomejia666-respin-bionic.list
sonarr.list
stebbins-handbrake-releases-bionic.list
teamviewer.list
team-xbmc-ppa-bionic.list
teejee2008-ppa-bionic.list
tista-adapta-bionic.list
tista-plata-theme-bionic.list
ubuntuhandbook1-audacity-bionic.list
ubuntuhandbook1-corebird-bionic.list
ubuntuhandbook1-dvdstyler-bionic.list
ubuntuhandbook1-lives-bionic.list
virtualbox.list
vivaldi.list
vivaldi-snapshot.list
webupd8team-atom-bionic.list
webupd8team-indicator-kdeconnect-bionic.list
xuzhen666-dockbarx-bionic.list


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And this, please:
Post the contents of the file: /etc/apt/sources.list


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there's nothing listed in it


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mrgrimm wrote:there's nothing listed in it

The file is completely empty? Well, that would be a problem, i think.
Wait, this is Mint, so there isn't one, which is normal.

I don't know which file that they use as the default source listing in the sources.list.d directory, but I will guess that it will be official-package-repositories.list, as well as additional-repositories.list. Not knowing what your friend did makes it harder but not impossible. If we can see the contents of these, it might help.

If you run this command
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cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* | grep cosmic

it will list any contents of any files in the sources.list.d directory that may contain 'cosmic' in them. If there aren't any, (the command will not have any output) , please post the content of the two files above. I don't think any other of the very large number of PPAs you have are likely to be an issue.


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why are we looking for cosmic? when i'm on bionic? sorry almost forgot that command listed nothing as well.


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mrgrimm wrote:why are we looking for cosmic? when i'm on bionic? sorry almost forgot that command listed nothing as well.

Because :

friend got it sorted to the 5.15.4, but for some reason it just went side-ways. by that i mean the system removed everything kde and won't let me reinstall it. telling me i have broken packages, but when i enable the filter it finds nothing. this is what we finally went back to which has been update to 5.15.4.
, and I am tryiing to find out how that was done, as there is no other info to go on. This sounds exactly like a major package conflict, and a good cause is mixed repositories. Mixing repositories is the only way to have gotten plasma 5.14 on an Ubuntu 18.04 based system.

I dunno. I don't know any of the specific error messages that describe which packages are involved:

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E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
E: Unable to correct dependencies


Just above this would where it shows which packages are involved, which would give huge clues as to what is causing things.

But not knowing what your friend did or undid, I can't tell where start, so i start at the top, the easiest thing to check based on what you give me, and go from there.
Since that didn't pan out, we'll go on to another place to look.

We need to see more of the errors shown when you run apt full-upgrade, probably a good dozen or more lines above the final error, or anything that looks useful.




Really, this belongs on a Mint specific support channel, as this is a KDE support forum, and other than KDE Neon, this place does not have the distro-specific knowledge that the Mint folks would have. But I'll try as much as I can.


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o.k. after some more checks looks like .12 is the newest i can do in mint 19.1, so can we see if we can purge the bad info and or files and reinstall kscreen? i just attempted to reinstall kate knowing it would error out, cause i wanted to get the following info in the hopes that it will have fix my issue. thanks

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mc2635599@LOTN:~$ sudo apt install kate
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 kate : Depends: ktexteditor-katepart but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: plasma-framework but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: qml-module-org-kde-kquickcontrolsaddons but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: kio but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5bookmarks5 (>= 4.96.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5completion5 (>= 4.97.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5configwidgets5 (>= 4.98.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5crash5 (>= 5.15.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5dbusaddons5 (>= 4.97.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5i18n5 (>= 4.97.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5iconthemes5 (>= 4.96.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5jobwidgets5 (>= 4.96.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5kiocore5 (>= 4.96.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5kiofilewidgets5 (>= 4.96.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5kiowidgets5 (>= 5.24.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5newstuff5 (>= 5.27.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5parts5 (>= 4.96.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5plasma5 (>= 4.96.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5service-bin but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5service5 (>= 4.99.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5texteditor5 but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5textwidgets5 (>= 5.0.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5wallet-bin but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5wallet5 (>= 4.96.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5windowsystem5 (>= 4.96.0) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5xmlgui-bin but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libkf5xmlgui5 (>= 4.98.0) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.



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My guess is that you would have to remove all plasma related packages, including applications, libraries, etc , to get rid of all the 5.14 stuff, and then reinstall plasma, which will get back the 5.12 packages.

I do not know a safe, reliable, and sure way of doing this. There are a lot of suggestions, but most are useless commands.

If this was a simple PPA addition, it would be quite simple. As it was probably either an added Debian or Ubuntu repo, it will not. If we knew what was done to get 5.14, we might be able to generate a list of packages.

You *might* try using Synaptic to filter for "KDE" and "Installed" packages, and uninstall them from there, but I am not 100% sure if this will get *everything*, and require random clean ups afterward.

having another desktop environment to log in to will be handy here, if you don't already have one.

But in any case, it will be at very least a bit messy.


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