Moving to KDE Plasma from Mate

Briefly describe your issue below:
Hi, at first I installed parrot security with mate desktop from usb, and now I want to install kde plasma desktop environment. In google I found an only way to install parrot with kde via bootable usb but I don’t want to reinstall the whole OS.
So I just ran the command
apt install kde-full
and it is installed but not the latest version of it. kde v. 5.17.5 is installed whereas v.5.19 is the latest.
and also I couldn’t remove the mate desktop environment. I ran
apt remove mate-core ( by google help ) but it frees just 12kb of disk space and the mate is still running.
So how can I completely replace the mate desktop with latest kde desktop like as if it is the fresh installation of parrot with kde without reinstalling the whole OS?

What version of Parrot are you running? (include version (e.g. 4.6), edition(e.g. Home//KDE/OVA, etc.), and architecture (currently we only support amd64)
ParrotSecurity 4.10 Mate amd64

What method did you use to install Parrot? (Debian Standard / Debian GTK / parrot-experimental)
Bootable USB stick

Configured to multiboot with other systems? (yes / no)
with windows 10

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for installing kde just do
sudo apt install parrot-kde this will install kde and you can choose it from login screen.

To remove mate completely including its dependencies and other configs
sudo apt purge --auto-remove mate-desktop

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So, is there any difference between parrot-kde and normal kde (kde-full) …?
either of them have more packages or anything else…? (difference)

well there may be differences between application configs related some stuffs like bashrc and like that.

Hi, Still the kde version 5.17.5 is installed which is not the latest version.
but I want to install kde 5.19 (latest version).

Hi, how can i switch to mate from kde without installing mate i’m currently running KDE latest version. Is it possible to switch to mate without uninstalling whole parrot and reinstall mate.

ah thats a weird thing you want
you want to go to mate on your system without installing mate from kde?
how is that possible
only possible is to go and try
distrotest you will get 30mins time to use MATE
or a virtual box where you installed Parrot Mate
or a live usb lol
if not, you might want to install mate
sudo apt install parrot-mate mate-desktop-environment-extras
after successful installation, logout and there you will find option to switch

How did you manage to install the latest version of kde…?
I mean each time I run apt install parrot-kde or kde-full it says kde is already the latest version but it is just 5.17

i mean i update it regularly on stable rolling release my current so it up to date
since my linux kernel is 5.7.0 latest and i recently upgraded with $sudo parrot-upgrade

which apt mirror do you use…?

I tried everything,
apt install kde-full
and again by changing various mirrors…
and everything is upto date…
parrot 4.10, linux 5.7 etc except the kde-plasma…
kde is still 5.17.5 whereas the latest version in 5.19 so how do I install it…?

Isn’t is possible to manually download the kde-plasma from website and install it…?

i don’t have much data access so i directly install latest iso file one month ago and then updated once if u have great data access then why don’t you download latest iso file it and then upgrade
hope it may solve your problem

holly crap just now i saw my source.list its empty
and i am getting update without error now i am also in shock

oh sorry wrong file i check this is what i am using currently and its by default

stable repository

deb rolling main contrib non-free
deb rolling-security main contrib non-free
#deb-src rolling main contrib non-free
#deb-src rolling-security main contrib non-free

with this mirror, @CHD gets the same updates as you

so there is no way to install the latest 5.19 kde in parrot…
its just 5.17.5 which is according to “apt install kde-full” is the latest version…

yeah that what we get on the rolling
you might want to test rolling-testing
that might have it
you just replace rolling with rolling-test at

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