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How to fully update to Kwheezy 1.2

Last update on Jan. 3, 2014.

How to fully update to Kwheezy 1.2

This guide will show you how to fully update your Kwheezy 1.1 (or below) installation to version 1.2.

The apt upgrade (via Apper or apt-get update/upgrade) will take care of most stuff, and it is sufficiant if you don't mind using dmo packages (deb-multimedia.org). However, if you want to get all the changes of v1.2, follow the instructions below. You may selectively follow these instructions, if  you don't need all the changes.

The first thing to do is an apt upgrade. Just update as usual using (i) Apper, or (ii) "#apt-get update; apt-get ...

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How to install and update software

Last update on Oct. 6, 2013.

How to install and update software

This guide will briefly show you how to install and update software in Kwheezy.

Both these tasks are done using a program called Apper. It is a software manager that connects to the Debian and Kwheezy repositories over the internet. It's a bit like the Apple AppStore, or the Google Play Store. Infact the Linux/BSD distributions invented this way of installing software. Those proprietary stores were inspired by the open source way of distributing software.

The first thing to do is open Apper. Go to the launcher menu (botom left) and then select System -> Apper.

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Updated rekonq (KDE Browser) to v2.3.2

Last update on Oct. 6, 2013.

rekonq, a KDE browser, has been updated to version 2.3.2 in the Kwheezy repository.

The Debian wheezy version is very dated (v0.9.2). I find that it crashes on a few sites, and although it is my favourite browser, I ended up using Firefox almost exclusively. Maybe I'll be able to live in rekonq now that we have an up-to-date version.

Rekonq is native to KDE, therefore it integrates nicely into KDE and the other KDE apps. For example, it supports KIO slaves, so that you can save to network folders setup in Dolphin.

It is ...

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Installer bugfix available (1.1-4)

Last update on Sept. 21, 2013.

Installer bugfix available (1.1-4)

A fix for installation failure due to having a partition numbered 10 or above is available.

The easiest way to fix is to update the kwheezy-livecd package. This can be done from the Live session (booting from DVD/USB media).

  • Open 'Apper' via Applications Menu -> System > Apper.
  • Go to the 'Updates' section.
  • Click on "Check for new updates".
  • Wait for it to finish downloading the repository index (list of changes).
  • Tick the box next to kwheezy-livecd and nothing else from the list of updates. We can apply the other updates after installation.
  • Click 'Apply' button (bottom left).

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Digikam 3.2 updated

Last update on Oct. 23, 2013.

Digikam 3.2 updated

The digikam3 (3.2.0) package has been updated to include some fixes.

Warning: digikam3 is a crude package. It conflicts with official Debian 7.x packages.

It works and it shouldn't break your system, but ONLY USE IT IF YOU REALLY NEED IT!

I use it myself and I have no problems so far, but it's not a well tested package.
Use at your own risk.  

The digikam3 package is only available for 64bit installations (amd64 / x86_64). It is a crude package, meaning that it does not fit in neatly with the Debian repository. It will remove ...

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