Kubuntu 16.04 LTS && KDE NEON

Friday, 29. April 2016

#kde #neon is not a fullblown distribution by now. It is based on a minimal installation of ubuntu 16.04 LTS and delivers nothing but a plain ubuntu base with an up2date plasmashell on it.  no applications and other usefull additions whatsoever!!

you will have to install everything by hand – starting with “konsole” and “gtk3-breeze-engines” or things like “kate” and other stuff.

Therefore it’s probably a good idea to just use plain #kubuntu and add the neon package archive.

this is how you do it:

get the key for the package archive..

wget -q -O - http://archive.neon.kde.org/public.key | sudo apt-key add -


add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://archive.neon.kde.org/release xenial main

and update/upgrade your system

sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade


or (instead of the last line)

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -o dpkg::options::="--force-overwrite"



if you break something on your first upgrade attempt don’t worry..  just   “sudo apt-get -f install” or “sudo dpkg –configure -a ” and run the upgrade again