Backporting kate (at least 4.11.n) to Wheezy by a newbie?

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at
Fri Oct 17 02:56:54 UTC 2014

CCing the Qt/KDE team.

On Thursday 16 October 2014 19:30:43 Randy Kramer wrote:
> I've searched the list of backports to see if anyone had done this, and,
> unless I missed something, no one has.
> I wonder if anyone is working on it?

No that I know of, and I really think no one is working on that.
> I've done some googling, and am thinking about trying to backport kate
> (at a version of 4.11.n or greater) to wheezy.  I've found the
> SimpleBackportCreation page, and if I try it, I will try to follow those
> instructions.
> But, I'm wondering, as a newbie to all this, is there much chance of me
> being successful?

Very very few. Kate is just a leaf in a enormous tree of dependencies, many of 
them libs.

> Will I run into a problem with hundreds of
> dependencies? 

Yes, for sure.

> Will I mess up kde 4.8.4 on my wheezy system?

You most probably will.

> Opinions and advice solicited.

Packaging libs is not for newcomers. Really, I've been there.

But feel free to start packaging simple apps and then continue learning 
towards managing libs. You might become a DD someday, who knows... :)

Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
 -- Groucho Marx

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
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