Ubuntu is a distribution that was born with small repositories but contained the essentials and have gradually grown to the point of creating official flavors that specialize in a particular software installed or pre-installed.
However, updates every six months of Ubuntu make it available auxiliary repositories that install the latest versions of the main packages. Many of these repositories are called backports, repositories that update a particular application, desktop, or metapackage.
Kubuntu backports allow you to have the latest version of Plasma
KDE is one of the most regularly updated desktops and its community, the Kubuntu community, created backports repositories to incorporate these updates into our distribution. This repository not only brings our Kubuntu the latest security patches but also brings us the latest versions of Plasma.
However, it should be remembered that these repositories belong to the Kubuntu Community and not to the official Ubuntu team, so there may be some problems with the software in these backports. Let’s say Ubuntu doesn’t certify system security if we enable these files. But if we really want to have Kubuntu updated, enabling these repositories is a first step.
To enable Kubuntu backports we open Konsole or a terminal and type:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
these repositories can be enabled in both Kubuntu and Ubuntu, So if we want to install the latest Kubuntu software, we can opt for this form of installation and upgrade.
If you have any problems with this repository or with the software provided by this repository, what it indicates is to delete the repository, either graphically or through the following command in a terminal:
sudo ppa-purge ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
Many claim that the inclusion of these backports deposits is an action necessary to have our Kubuntu distribution optimized, But What do you think?