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Frameworks/Binary Packages

You can obtain binary packages of KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5.2 in many distributions. This page aims to list the available binary packages, but it is not an exhaustive list and there may be new packages available that are not currently listed here.


On Kubuntu, Project Neon is available as PPAs which offers regularly updated development snapshots of KDE Frameworks. Packages will be installed to /opt/project-neon5 and will not contaminate your normal environment.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:neon/kf5
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install project-neon5-session project-neon5-utils \

Alternatively KDE Frameworks 5 Tech Preview is being packaged in the experimental PPA.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/experimental
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:canonical-qt5-edgers/canonical-qt5-edgers
sudo apt-get update


On openSUSE, there are repositories with snapshots of KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5.2. You can add repositories in openSUSE through the graphical YaST software repositories module, in Software Repositories and then Add and Specify URL. Enter the URL of the links below.

You can also add repositories through the command line with zypper. Use the following command:

zypper ar -f <URL> <name>

Where <name> should be an alias that is easy to remember.

Version: 12.3

Version 13.1


Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, packages for KDE Frameworks are available in the Arch User Repository (AUR). To install:

1. Save a list of the available packages, listed in this GitHub gist to a file called 'list'.

2. Execute the command

cower -d $(cat list)
for pkg in $(cat list); do cd $pkg && makepkg -si --noconfirm || break && cd ..; done

or using yaourt:

for pkg in $(cat list); do yaourt -S --noconfirm $pkg; done

For more details, read this post by Andrea Scarpino.

Qt 5.2 packages are listed in this group.


You can get packages of Qt 5.2 for Fedora 20 here. Binary packages of KDE Frameworks 5 is available in the Copr. For you need to follow instructions given in this blog post


On Anthon Open Source Community's :Next project distribution, KF5 can be obtained from its "kf5-experimental" repository. To add this repository to your sources.list, execute

echo "deb http://mirror.anthonos.org/os2-repo/os2-experimental/kf5-experimental/ /" >> /etc/apt/sources.list 
apt-get update
  • Make sure to run this command with Super User privilege.
  • As for quality concern, some git revision packages like "kactivities-frameworks" are not uploaded, they will be rebuilt and uploaded as soon as a Beta release is made public.

Gentoo Linux

All Gentoo support for KF5 is in KDE overlay. Already packaged modules available with @kde-frameworks-live set. For more information please visit this page on Gentoo wiki


KF5 is available in Mageia cauldron ( Development Release )

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