Update KDE Plasma on kUbuntu 22.04

Is there any way to upgrade KDE Plasma from 5.24 to 5.27 on kUbuntu 22.04 (without upgrading to kUbuntu 23)?

Asked By: Alex Jones

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I suggest you read https://kubuntu.org/news/plasma-5-27-lts-for-jammy-22-04-lts-available-via-ppa/

We have had many requests to make Plasma 5.27 available in our
backports PPA for Jammy Jellyfish 22.04. However, for technical
reasons this would have broken upgrades to Kinetic 22.10 while that
upgrade path existed. Now that Kinetic is end of life, it is possible
to allow opt in backports of plasma 5.27 for 22.04.

As with the previous backport of plasma 5.25, 5.27 is provided in the
backports-extra PPA

This PPA is intended to be used in combination with our standard
backports PPA, but should also work standalone.

As usual with our PPAs, there is the caveat that the PPA may receive
additional updates and new releases of KDE Plasma, Gear (Apps) and
Frameworks, plus other apps and required libraries. Users should
always review proposed updates to decide whether they wish to receive
them.

While we feel these backports will be beneficial to enthusiastic
adopters, users wanting to use a more tested Plasma release on the
22.04 base may find it advisable to stay with Plasma 5.24 as included in the original 22.04 (Jammy) release.

To add the PPA and upgrade, do:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports-extra && sudo apt
full-upgrade -y

We hope keen adopters enjoy using Plasma 5.27

ie. use Kubuntu backports

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports-extra && sudo apt full-upgrade -y

FYI: I’ll suggest you read all docs though; as that far forward requires the use of backports-extra, which has more risk involved than the other options available for Kubuntu 22.04 LTS and backports.

Also please ensure you note the warning "This PPA is intended to be used in combination with our standard backports PPA, but should also work standalone." ie. I’m recommending you add the standard as well (assuming you’ve added backports).

Answered By: guiverc
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