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== Install KDE software ==
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To install KDE software we recommend using the means of your distribution. [[Special:MyLanguage/Tutorials/find your distribution_name|Here is how you find your distribution's name]].
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To install KDE software we recommend using the means of your distribution. [http://www.linuxintro.org/wiki/Find_out_your_distribution Here is how you find your distribution's name and version].
  
== Using Package Managers ==
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=== openSUSE ===
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=== Discover ===
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Discover is the KDE Software Center and work with all the distribution supporting [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AppStream AppStream] (Ubuntu, Debian, Arch-Linux,  OpenSUSE, Red Hat, Fedora, ...). If you want more info about discover, visit the [[Special:myLanguage/Discover|discover]] page.
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[[File:Discover-package-management.png|center|500px|thumb|Searching for KDE in Discover.]]
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In openSUSE, you have the choice between using discover and YaST software management tool.
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You find openSUSE's package management tool in the <menuchoice>Computer</menuchoice> tab of the start menu. Open that and click on the <menuchoice>Software management</menuchoice> icon to start the package manager.
 
You find openSUSE's package management tool in the <menuchoice>Computer</menuchoice> tab of the start menu. Open that and click on the <menuchoice>Software management</menuchoice> icon to start the package manager.
  
[[Image:Yast-package-management-1.png|center|500px|thumb|Searching for Kate; libkate1 is already installed, kate has been marked for installation.]]
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[[File:Yast-package-management-1.png|center|500px|thumb|Searching for KDE in the YaST sofware management.]]
  
Use the search field to find the package that you wish to install; you can search on the package name or the package description, and you only need to enter part of the name. You will then be presented with a list of packages matching your search. Click the selection boxes for the packages to to be installed and then click <menuchoice>Accept</menuchoice>. See [http://en.opensuse.org/Package_management this page] for more on package management and openSUSE.
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Use the search field to find the package that you wish to install; you can search on the package name or the package description, and you only need to enter part of the name. You will then be presented with a list of packages matching your search. Click the selection boxes for the packages to be installed and then click <menuchoice>Accept</menuchoice>. See [http://en.opensuse.org/Package_management this page] for more on package management and openSUSE.
  
Alternatively, you can use [[Special:myLanguage/KPackageKit|KPackageKit]] for installing software in openSUSE.
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Some KDE applications are also available in the Windows Store. For example, you can buy [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/krita/9n6x57zgrw96 Krita] a digital painting software or [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/kstars/9pprz2qhlxtg KStars].
  
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[[File:WindowsStoreKrita.png|center|500px]]
  
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<code>yumex</code> will start the graphical package manager. When you start it, the first thing it will do is check to see whether you need any updatesUsually it is best to accept all the updatesIf you click on Groups above the file list you will see it re-ordered, showing how a group of packages can be installed by a single click. Look for the cursor in the left panel, touching the arrow:
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If you find that using a package manager is unbearably slow, you will want to use command-line installation. This is much faster, but the disadvantage is that you need to know the exact name of the package you want to installEach system has helpful commands for searching, for instance, so try using the first word of install command below, with --help appendedAs an example, <code>yum --help</code> will list the commands you can use for Fedora, but they are many and can be confusing at first.
  
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Clicking on the arrow-head rotates it,listing the package options for that group.  This is where you can install the base KDE if it wasn't installed originally.
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=== Other distros ===
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With Ubuntu Linux you install software using '''apt'''. For example to install [[Special:myLanguage/KWrite|KWrite]] you will [[Special:MyLanguage/Tutorials/Open_a_console|open a console]] and enter
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<code>sudo apt install kwrite</code>
  
Other distros will offer a package manager.  You will need to find it from your menu, but once found, one of these descriptions above should have something similar to yours.  If in doubt, ask on [[IRC_Channels|IRC]] and someone will help you.  If you've never used IRC, here is a [[How_to_chat_with_other_KDE_users|guide to starting to chat]] with other users.
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== From the command line ==
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Fedora uses '''dnf''' so to install [[Special:myLanguage/KWrite|KWrite]] you would [[Special:MyLanguage/Tutorials/Open_a_console|open a console]] and type <code>dnf install kwrite</code>  If you are unsure of the name of a package, you can use ''dnf list'' with wildcards to see all the packages with a word as part of the package name &mdash; for example <code>dnf list *network*</code> will list all available packages with "network" as part of the name.  Casting even wider, <code>dnf search mpeg</code> will list all packages that either have ''mpeg'' in the name or in the description of the package.
  
If you find that using a package manager is unbearably slow, you will want to use command-line installation. This is much faster, but the disadvantage is that you need to know the exact name of the package you want to install.  Each system has helpful commands for searching, for instance, so try using the first word of install command below, with --help appended. As an example, <code>yum --help</code> will list the commands you can use for Fedora, but they are many and can be confusing at first.
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With Gentoo you install software using '''emerge''', e.g. for [[Special:myLanguage/KWrite|KWrite]] you would [[Special:MyLanguage/Tutorials/Open_a_console|open a console]] and type <code>emerge --ask kwrite</code> (using ''--ask'' to get an overview of necessary dependencies and '''USE flag''' options before confirming). If you are unsure of the name of a package, you can use ''emerge --search'' to see all the packages with a word as part of the package name &mdash; e.g. <code>emerge --search network</code> will list all available packages with "network" as part of the name.
  
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for example to install [[Special:myLanguage/KWrite|KWrite]] you will [[Special:MyLanguage/Tutorials/Open_a_console|open a console]] and enter
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You can use '''urpmi''' to install KDE software from a command line.  Other useful commands can be found at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urpmi Wikipedia's Urpmi page]
<code>zypper in kwrite</code>. In older installations of openSUSE, ''yast'' was used like this: <code>yast -i kwrite</code>. You can still use ''yast'' if you prefer.
 
  
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With Ubuntu Linux you install software using ''apt-get''. For example to install [[KWrite|KWrite]] you will [[Special:MyLanguage/Tutorials/Open_a_console|open a console]] and enter
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Most KDE software is installed already - you can use '''dnf''' to install additional packages. If you know what a package is called, you can use e.g. <code>dnf --refresh install kwrite</code>. If you don't know the package name, you can use <code>dnf --refresh search '*kde*'</code> to search (this example lists all packages that have "kde" as part of their name or description).
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Fedora uses ''yum'' so to install [[KWrite|KWrite]] you would [[Special:MyLanguage/Tutorials/Open_a_console|open a console]] and type <code>yum install kwrite</code>
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With Arch linux and arch linux based distribution like Manjaro, you can install software using the '''pacman''' utility. For example to install [[Special:myLanguage/KWrite|KWrite]] you will [[Special:MyLanguage/Tutorials/Open_a_console|open a console]] and enter
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Install KDE software

To install KDE software we recommend using the means of your distribution. Here is how you find your distribution's name and version.

Ktip.png
Tip
When you see mono-spaced text on a gray background like this that is something that you need to type in, exactly as it appears there.

From the GUI

Discover

Discover is the KDE Software Center and work with all the distribution supporting AppStream (Ubuntu, Debian, Arch-Linux, OpenSUSE, Red Hat, Fedora, ...). If you want more info about discover, visit the discover page.


Searching for KDE in Discover.

openSUSE - YaST

In openSUSE, you have the choice between using discover and YaST software management tool.

You find openSUSE's package management tool in the Computer tab of the start menu. Open that and click on the Software management icon to start the package manager.

Searching for KDE in the YaST sofware management.

Use the search field to find the package that you wish to install; you can search on the package name or the package description, and you only need to enter part of the name. You will then be presented with a list of packages matching your search. Click the selection boxes for the packages to be installed and then click Accept. See this page for more on package management and openSUSE.

Windows Store

Some KDE applications are also available in the Windows Store. For example, you can buy Krita a digital painting software or KStars.

WindowsStoreKrita.png

From the command line

If you find that using a package manager is unbearably slow, you will want to use command-line installation. This is much faster, but the disadvantage is that you need to know the exact name of the package you want to install. Each system has helpful commands for searching, for instance, so try using the first word of install command below, with --help appended. As an example, yum --help will list the commands you can use for Fedora, but they are many and can be confusing at first.

openSUSE

With openSUSE you install software using zypper for example to install KWrite you will open a console and enter zypper in kwrite.

Ubuntu

With Ubuntu Linux you install software using apt. For example to install KWrite you will open a console and enter sudo apt install kwrite

Fedora

Fedora uses dnf so to install KWrite you would open a console and type dnf install kwrite If you are unsure of the name of a package, you can use dnf list with wildcards to see all the packages with a word as part of the package name — for example dnf list *network* will list all available packages with "network" as part of the name. Casting even wider, dnf search mpeg will list all packages that either have mpeg in the name or in the description of the package.

Gentoo

With Gentoo you install software using emerge, e.g. for KWrite you would open a console and type emerge --ask kwrite (using --ask to get an overview of necessary dependencies and USE flag options before confirming). If you are unsure of the name of a package, you can use emerge --search to see all the packages with a word as part of the package name — e.g. emerge --search network will list all available packages with "network" as part of the name.

Mageia

You can use urpmi to install KDE software from a command line. Other useful commands can be found at Wikipedia's Urpmi page

OpenMandriva Lx

Most KDE software is installed already - you can use dnf to install additional packages. If you know what a package is called, you can use e.g. dnf --refresh install kwrite. If you don't know the package name, you can use dnf --refresh search '*kde*' to search (this example lists all packages that have "kde" as part of their name or description). You can also use discover or dnfdragora as graphical frontends to package installation.

Arch linux and Manjaro

With Arch linux and arch linux based distribution like Manjaro, you can install software using the pacman utility. For example to install KWrite you will open a console and enter sudo pacman -S kwrite


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