How to upgrade KDE Plasma 5.24 in Kubuntu 21.10

The KDE developers have enabled the famous Backports PPA so that you can install/upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.24 in Kubuntu 21.10.Here’s how.The recent release of KDE Plasma 5.24 brings exciting changes.In this new version, you get a new overview page, much like the Overview of GNOME.There’s also a new default Breeze theme, performance improvements, notification look tweaks, and more.Read more about these features on our [official overview page][2].If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to read the article, here’s a short set of commands to do just that.?Sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backportssudo apt updatesudo apt full-upgradeYou won’t get this update right away.Kubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri currently uses KDE Plasma 5.22.5 as a stable version.Although Kubuntu 21.10 is scheduled to end its life in July 2022, you can still install KDE Plasma 5.24 via Backports PPA.Note, however, that you will get KDE Plasma 5.24 in Kubuntu 22.04 LTS in April 2022, well before the end of Kubuntu 21.10’s life.Here’s how you can update the existing KDE Plasma to the latest version of Kubuntu 21.10.If you are comfortable using “Discover”, please add Backports PPA PPA: kubuntu-PPA/Backports as the software source and click Update.Once the updated package information is retrieved, you can install it.I recommend using the following terminal method for a faster and error-free installation.Open Konsole and run the following command to add the Backports PPA.If you like, you can verify what version of Plasma you’re running.Sudo add-apt-repository PPA: Kubuntu-ppa /backports Now, refresh the package list and verify that the latest 5.24 package is available for upgrading.Now run the final command to start the upgrade.The command above sudo apt full-upgrade will download approximately 270MB or more packages.The upgrade takes about 10 minutes.When the command is complete, restart your system.You should get the new KDE Plasma 5.24 with Kubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri.If you’re running Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri with the default GNOME, you can also experience the new KDE Plasma desktop.You only need to modify the above command slightly.Open a terminal and run the following commands in sequence.Sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backpotssudo apt updatesudo apt install kubuntu-desktop After the preceding command is executed, restart the system.On the login page, select KDE Plasma as the desktop environment.Then you can get started.This will install KDE Plasma 5.24 with the GNOME desktop.Can I install KDE Plasma 5.24 in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has earlier versions of KDE Plasma 5.18, KDE Framework 5.68 and KDE Applications 19.12.3.As a result, it will not receive the latest KDE updates throughout its life cycle.So, technically, you can add the above PPA and install KDE Plasma 5.24.But I don’t recommend doing this because incompatible package frameworks can cause system instability.Therefore, it is recommended that you use Kubuntu 21.10 and the above Backports PPA or KDE Neon to experience the latest Plasma desktop.How to Uninstall at any time, if you want to go back to the original version of the KDE Plasma desktop, you can install the PPA-Purge and delete the PPA, and then refresh the package.Open a terminal and execute the following commands in sequence.Sudo apt install ppa-purgesudo ppa-purge ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backportssudo apt updateI hope this quick guide will allow you to fully upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.24 for different usage scenarios.Hopefully you can complete the upgrade without any errors.Let me know how it goes in the comments below.via: Author: Arindam topics: lujun9972 translator: geekpi proofreading:Wxy this article is compiled by LCTT, Linux China honor launch

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