RHEL 8.5 updated qt5 from 5.12 to 5.15. This allowed us to update the KDE
Plasma Desktop in epel 8 to the latest version, per the update schedule.
That update is complete, tested and pushed to epel stable.
** New Versions
qt5 - 5.15 (5.15.2 mainly)
plasma - 5.23.3
kf5 - 5.88
** Known Bugs
- When running in Wayland (not X11), the start menu and notifications pop
up in the middle of the screen instead of the side.
** Next Update
- Per the update schedule, the KDE Plasma Desktop will remain stable in
EPEL for a year. That goes for both epel8 and the upcoming epel9.
Except for bugfixes, we do not expect any updates until RHEL 8.5 and RHEL
** Packages that were not updated
These packages still work, they just aren't at the latest versions.
- kpmcore and kde-partitionmanager
-- Newer versions of kpmcore need a newer util-linux (2.33.2) (RHEL8 has
-- Newer versions of kde-partitionmanager need a newer kpmcore
-- Newer versions of digikam need opencv with the DNN libraries. They are
not compiled on the RHEL 8 version of opencv.
- ktorrent and kf5-libktorrent
-- Newer versions of ktorrent and kf5-libktorrent need boost 1.71.0 or
higher. RHEL 8 has 1.66.0
 - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/KDE/EPEL#Update_Schedule
The qt5 libraries in RHEL 8.5 are at a higher version than they were in
This is causing RHEL 8 machines that have the KDE Plasma Desktop unable to
do an update due to qt5 version dependencies.
A rebuild of the KDE Plasma Desktop in EPEL8 is currently underway.
It usually takes 3-4 days for all the packages to be rebuilt, as long as
the builders co-operate.
We expect the packages to be in epel8-testing by Monday, November 15.
Thank you for your patience.
Upstream ansible has announced that they intend to EOL ansible 2.9.x on
May 23rd, 2022. I intend to likewise retire the epel7 and epel8
ansible-2.9.x packages at that time.
See the upstream announcement at:
ansible-core will be available in centos stream 8/9 and rhel8/9 soon.
The ansible upstream distribution (ansible-core + many many collections)
will be available for Fedora soon (
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Ansible5 ). Once that packaging
work is done we will see about also adding it to epel8/9.
Users using EL7 for a control host should look at moving to EL8 before
ansible 2.9 goes EOL.