With the release of CentOS 8, and some testing, I have a few changes
to the installation instructions.
On Tue, Sep 3, 2019 at 2:01 PM Troy Dawson <tdawson(a)redhat.com> wrote:
# KDE now available on EPEL 8 playground
Many thanks to all those who have helped make this happen.
## Why playground only
KDE on EPEL 8 really needs to be in modules. So we don't have to
pull all the KDE packages out of normal EPEL8, we have chosen to only
have them in EPEL8 playground, until modules are available in EPEL8.
## How to install
### First: install epel-release
rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
### Second: Enable epel-playground
dnf config-manager --enable epel-playground
### Third: Enable codeready-builder-for-rhel-8 
# If RHEL 8
subscription-manager repos --enable codeready-builder-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms
# If CentOS 8 do
dnf config-manager --enable PowerTools
### Fourth: install KDE
dnf group install "KDE Plasma Workspaces"
(Optional) dnf group install kde-desktop
(Optional) dnf group install kde-apps
(Optional) dnf group install kde-media --skip-broken
(Optional) dnf group install kde-education
(Optional) dnf group install kde-software-development
(Optional) dnf group install kf5-software-development
### Fifth: Set sddm / KDE as desktop manager and desktop (Optional) 
dnf install switchdesk system-switch-displaymanager
systemctl set-default graphical.target (Not-Optional)
## Non-Essential, but major Packages that didn't build
calligra (An integrated office suite)
-- too many dependencies to build at this time.
telepathy (and everything depending on it)
-- python2 based and required python2-dbus, which isn't in RHEL8
 - Modules needed due to packages not in CRB, QT5 5.11, and a few
other smaller reasons.
 - There are several KDE critical packages in codeready-builder
 - Currently gdm does not like to start plasma, use sddm instead
 - Disregard
. gdm works find with KDE/plasma