Updated KDE 4.8.3 to 4.9.2 about 2 days ago, and it ran fine after that. There was a couple of oddities including a crash. These may have gone after a re-boot. Then about two hours ago I saw there was some news on the Ksnapshot front in a Forum thread and decided to do an update a few minutes ago.
Synaptic updated quite a number of files but has left 7 files marked with the yellow star, Installed (upgrable), but further action now grayed out, ie can not do apply-apply.
A bit of head scratching after which I re-booted, changed to the heanet server thinking my Australian server perhaps giving me trouble. The problem the same, Following files seem to trap Synaptic::
Copied from the properties 'common' field
kdeplasma is a compilation of plasma items ( runners, applets, plasmoids ) for kde4
can individually be marked for upgrade
Depends: libkipi (= 4.9.2)
But I managed to lockup Synaptic here, when copying above from properties. Have to reboot because I tried to mark for upgrade.
After re-start I found the trick to get a bit more information, don't try mark for upgrade, just look at properties. I got thrown by the first file actually accepting individual mark for upgrade. Found two further pieces of information.
Seems to indicate that somehow I have run in to a dependencies problem. A bit above me so I will just let it rest for the moment as system runs for the moment, as long as I stay away from ksnapshot and gwenview.