Muon Update Manager detected an update for the package “libkdecorations4abi2”, but the boxes weren’t checked. Like a dummy, I checked the boxes and applied the update. Now my Netrunner 14.2 system is useless. No window controls, cant type password into synaptic. Any ideas how to fix this without re-installing?
Same misery here.
After update I got an error saying libkdecorations4abi2 was conflicting somewhere. I went to the Konsole and did apt-get -f install after being advised so.
It didn’t help. My windows are still missing their control buttons and can’t move. However I am able to type in my root password and launch synaptic. It showed a bunch of broken packages which I removed. I reinstalled libkdecorations4abi2. I wish I knew what else is missing. I certainly don’t feel like formatting and reinstalling the whole computer, especially considering this version’s lts should end next spring or so.
I can confirm after a new installation with 14.02 that if i update only language pack (fr), i get a functional system.
I had to erase the “.kde” from the home arising from the previous installation process.
So as a WARNING to all: Don’t tick boxes that aren’t ticked by default in the update manager. If you do you have to read the warnings/infos and so on it gives you regarding removing packages.
As a workaround for those who did tick the box and either did not have that warning/info box (which I cannot reproduce but might be an bug in muon) or clicked ok without reading. Execute the following in a terminal:
sudo apt-get remove libkdecorations4abi2
Say yes to removing stuff amongst them netrunner-artwork and netrunner-desktop.
This should give you the desktop back together with the window manager and everything.
After that muon updater might prompt you to upgade qtcurve. That should work without a problem. But please avoid ticking libkdecorations4abi2.
apt-get install libkdecorations4abi1=4:4.11.99-0ubuntu1.2~ppa5 kde-workspace=4:4.11.99-0ubuntu1.2~ppa5 netrunner-artwork netrunner-desktop kde-window-manager-common=4:4.11.99-0ubuntu1.2~ppa5 systemsettings=4:4.11.99-0ubuntu1.2~ppa5 qtcurve=1.8.14-3 kwin-style-qtcurve=1.8.14-3
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
netrunner-artwork is already the newest version.
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
kde-workspace : Depends: kde-window-manager (>= 4:4.11.99-0ubuntu1.2~ppa5) but it is not going to be installed or
kde-window-manager-active (>= 4:4.11.99-0ubuntu1.2~ppa5) but it is not going to be installed
netrunner-desktop : Depends: kde-workspace-randr but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).