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KDE Packaging Project

This project intends to promote the use of KDE and KDE-based applications on/for Fedora™ and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (1) through the creation and distribution of unofficial core and 3rd-party KDE RPM packages.

This project is not sponsored or endorsed by either Red Hat® or the Fedora™ Project

RPM Repositories

We have several RPM repositories dedicated to KDE:
  • stable:
    The stable repository contains the latest core and addon packages, which have undergone a reasonable amount of testing and found to be reliable. Currently includes KDE 3.5.10.
  • testing :
    The testing repository contains packages that are currently under development and/or testing. These are what most kde-redhat developers use day-to-day. You're a little on the edge with these, but you usually get the absolute latest versions of most (stable) KDE software. Currently, includes kde-4.1.96 (kde-4.2-rc1) for F-10.
  • unstable:
    The unstable repository contains bleeding edge, untested, sometimes pre-release, or alpha-quality software. You've been warned. (-:

External dependencies and repositories

Please take note that kde-redhat packages depend on some external repositories.

GPG key/signed packages

All kde-redhat RPMS have been gpg signed. To allow rpm to check this signature on installing any packages, you'll need to download and install gpg-pubkey-ff6382fa-3e1ab2ca

apt and auto-import of gpg keys

Most apt packages will auto-import keys placed into /etc/apt/gpg/, so
( cd /etc/apt/gpg; wget http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/gpg-pubkey-ff6382fa-3e1ab2ca)

Manually importing gpg key

For rpm-4.1 and newer:
rpm --import http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/gpg-pubkey-ff6382fa-3e1ab2ca



  • Fedora: kde.repo
  • RedHat Enterprise (and compatibles: CentOS, Scientific Linux, etc...) kde.repo
and drop it in /etc/yum.repos.d/

Note to x86_64 users: You may have to enable both x86_64 and i386 repos.

To install, a simple
yum groupupdate kde-desktop
yum update
ought to fetch and install the packages for you.

To keep up to date, you can periodically run
yum update
on your system as well.


To use the kde-redhat repositories with apt, download kde-redhat.list, substituting all occurances of RELEASE in that file corresponding to your version of Fedora Core or Red Hat (Enterprise) Linux (1), and install to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/.

### Mirrors to substitute for http://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/
## .fi domains only

## kde-redhat repository(s):
# Possible values to subtitute for RELEASE include:
# redhat/el4/x86_64
# redhat/el4/i386
# redhat/el5/x86_64
# redhat/el5/i386
# fedora/8/x86_64
# fedora/8/i386
# feodra/9/x86_64
# fedora/9/i386
rpm http://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/kde-redhat RELEASE  stable

To install, a simple
apt-get update
apt-get install qt arts kdelibs kdebase
apt-get dist-upgrade
ought to fetch and install the packages for you.

To keep up to date, you can periodically run
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
on your system as well.


Thank you to those who have already graciously responded to our need for mirrors. Current mirrors of the primary repository hosted at:
  • http://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/
  • ftp://apt.us.kde-redhat.org/linux/kde-redhat/apt/ (courtesy of ftp.mn-linux.org)
  • ftp://apt.no.kde-redhat.org/pub/apt/ (courtesy of ftp.linuxlabs.no)
  • ftp://apt.uk.kde-redhat.org/pub/apt/ (courtesy of star.pst.qub.ac.uk)
  • http://apt.uk.kde-redhat.org/apt/ (courtesy of star.pst.qub.ac.uk)
  • http://apt.fi.kde-redhat.org/apt/ (courtesy of www.linux.ncp.fi, for .fi domains only)
  • ftp://apt.cl.kde-redhat.org/pub/Linux/kde3.1/ (courtesy of ftp.inf.utfsm.cl)

(1) Packages for el4/i386, el4/x86_64, el5/i386, el5/x86_64, fc8/i386, fc8/x86_64, fc9/i386, fc9/x86_64 fc10/i386, fc10/x86_64 are supported.
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