Perhaps stop using KDE if you need something that works.
But that would defeat 'just works', no?
joost wrote:Anyway you should perform a full system upgrade.
But that is what I am forced to do when all I want is to install an application. Anyway...I just completed a fourth reinstall on this laptop. Good thing I have an SSD to make these reinstall quick. All I want to add on this laptop are: gwenview, kate, gimp, and perl ptkdb. See how far I get this time. Hopefully, I will not have to do so many reinstall that I will reach the NAND write cycle limit.
Here is what I get after: equo install kate
>> @@ Packages needing to be installed/updated/downgraded: 355
>> @@ Packages needing to be removed: 20
>> @@ Packages needing to be installed: 74
>> @@ Packages needing to be reinstalled: 0
>> @@ Packages needing to be updated: 281
>> @@ Packages needing to be downgraded: 0
>> @@ Download size: 1028.6MB
>> @@ Used disk space: 989.9MB
>> @@ You need at least: 3047.2MB of free space
So this process will take hours with no guarantee that I will have a working install.