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== Abstract ==
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== Introduction ==
  
Some or all of these packages should be available for installation [[build requirements|from your distribution]]. For ease of installation and upgrading it is a good idea to install distribution packages if a recent enough version is provided. Software required to build KDE4 includes:
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This page details the software requirements that need to be installed on your system before you can start building KDE Software. For most of these requirements it is preferable to use your distribution supplied packages, however in some case you will need to build some requirements yourself and this page will also explain how to do so.
  
* gcc and g++, preferably version 4.2 or higher
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=== Required Steps ===
* svn, the subversion revision control client
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* pkg-config
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* development libraries and headers for X11, OpenGL (mesa-common-dev and libglu1-mesa-dev), libjpeg, libpng, libungif, [http://download.librdf.org/source/ librdf], libxml2 and libxslt
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* the <tt>makeobj</tt> script, which is included in kdesdk. You can install it from kdesdk (kdesdk-scripts on Debian) or similar packages, or download at [http://websvn.kde.org/*checkout*/trunk/KDE/kdesdk/scripts/makeobj WebSVN]
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* the [http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/shared-mime-info shared-mime-info package], is the freedesktop MIME standard now used in KDE
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* the [http://oscaf.sourceforge.net/ shared-desktop-ontologies package] is required to build and run all Nepomuk semantic desktop/desktop search modules.
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* [http://boost.org/ boost], used by kdebase; after build and/or install, in order to make cmake aware about its location (FindBoost),  add the boost directory (which contains the include subdirectory) to CMAKE_INCLUDE_PATH or set a environment variable called BOOST_ROOT that points to the boost directory.
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* [http://docbook.org/schemas/4x.html DocBook XML DTDs (v4.2)] and [http://wiki.docbook.org/topic/DocBookXslStylesheets related XSL stylesheets], used by KDE help system; their packages are available in most distributions
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== D-Bus ==
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You need to have completed the following steps:
D-Bus is the messaging framework used to allow different programs on the system to communicate with each other. It is used by both Qt and KDE.
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* Set up your [[../Environment|Build Environment]]
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* Selected your [[../Recipes|Build Recipes]]
  
Get [http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/dbus dbus] from your distribution, current stable release is version 1.4. Additionally you will also need dbus-glib. Be sure to also install the corresponding lib- and -devel packages.
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== Definitions ==
  
D-Bus 1.4.0 or higher is highly recommended as it fixes a bug when multiple threads access the same session bus. D-Bus 1.2 series should work (aside from that issue) but you should upgrade as soon as feasible.
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The Build Requirements for each Module will be documented in a common table format as follows:
  
== CMake ==
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{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
You need to have [http://cmake.org/ CMake] >=2.6.4 installed.  
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|+ '''Build Requirements'''
You should be able to directly use the binary packages available on the [http://cmake.org/HTML/index.html CMake site]. There are also distribution specific packages available.
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|-
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! width="20%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Requirement
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! width="15%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Stable Requires
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! width="15%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Unstable Requires
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! width="10%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Devel Pkgs?
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! width="40%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Details
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foobar Foobar]
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| style="background-color:#FF6666" | >= 2.0
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| style="background-color:#66FF66" | >= 1.0
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| Yes
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| A library to enable KDE Software to foo your bar.
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|}
  
== Qt ==
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The fields in this table are defined as follows:
Next we need to get Qt4. KDE 4.5 builds against Qt 4.6, however KDE trunk requires Qt 4.7. If you plan to build trunk on an ongoing basis, it is probably easier to track kde-qt, especially as KDE trunk may occasionally require a pre-release version of Qt.
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Most up-to-date distributions will have packages of sufficiently new Qt to build the latest KDE stable branch. Some distributions may even package kde-qt; if so, using it is a viable option. If the distribution you use does not provide packages of the necessary version of Qt, it will be necessary to use the recipe below. More information can be found in the sections of the tutorial specific to each distribution.
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{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
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|-
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| width="30%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | '''Requirement'''
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| width="70%" | The project that KDE Software depends on, including a link to the Project home page.]
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|-
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| style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | '''Stable Requires'''
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| The version of the Project that the current Stable KDE Release requires.  The background color indicates if the requirement is optional (green) or mandatory (red).  Stable is currently KDE Release 4.6.
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|-
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| style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | '''Unstable Requires'''
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| The version of the Project that the current Unstable development version requires.  The background color indicates if the requirement is optional (green) or mandatory (red). Unstable is currently targeting KDE Release 4.7.
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|-
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| style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | '''Devel Pkgs?'''
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| If installing from distribution packages, whether you also need to install the -devel packages.
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|-
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| style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | '''Details'''
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| More information about the Project and the requirement
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|}
  
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== System Prerequisites ==
  
; README
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TODO: Complete updating this list
Please read the [http://qt.gitorious.org/+kde-developers/qt/kde-qt/blobs/master/README.kde-qt README.kde-qt] file for the necessary Qt configure options as well as currently known issues.
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=== The Recipe ===
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All of these packages should be installed from your distributionIf you cannot meet these requirements from your distribution, it is recommended to either update to a more recent distribution or to build KDE in a virtual machine.
cs    # Note: cs is not a typo. See [[Getting_Started/Increased_Productivity_in_KDE4_with_Scripts/.bashrc|<font color=red>.bashrc</font>]]
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git clone git://gitorious.org/+kde-developers/qt/kde-qt.git qt-kde
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cd qt-kde
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./configure ''[copy/paste configure line from README.kde-qt replacing <installdir> with $QTDIR]''
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make -j2 # use 'make -j(X+1)' where X is your number of processors, to compile faster
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make install
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Note that you need to install Qt and Phonon from Qt and then later to install Phonon KDE from git at the same location. This will ensure you get sounds in Qt-based applications as well as in KDE ones.
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Requirements as at 2011-03-02.
  
If ./configure produces errors about missing headers, run the following command before trying again: <code>QTDIR=`pwd` bin/syncqt</code>
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{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
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|+ '''KDE Software Build Requirements'''
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|-
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! width="20%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Requirement
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! width="15%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Stable Requires
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! width="15%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Unstable Requires
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! width="10%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Devel Pkgs?
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! width="40%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Details
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|-
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| GCC / G++
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| style="background-color:#FF6666" | >= 4.2
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| style="background-color:#FF6666" | >= 4.2
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| No
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|-
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| [http://git-scm.com/ Git]
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| style="background-color:#66FF66" |
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| style="background-color:#66FF66" |
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| No
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| Revision control software, required for development builds.
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|-
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| [http://subversion.apache.org/ Subversion]
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| style="background-color:#66FF66" |
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| style="background-color:#66FF66" |
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| No
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| Revision control software, required for development builds.
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|-
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| [http://pkg-config.freedesktop.org/wiki/ pkg-config]
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| >=  
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| >=
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| No
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|
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|-
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| [http://cmake.org/HTML/index.html CMake]
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| style="background-color:#FF6666" | >= 2.6.4
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| style="background-color:#FF6666" | >= 2.6.4
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| No
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| Build configuration tool
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|-
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| [http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/dbus DBus]
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| style="background-color:#FF6666" | >= 1.4.0
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| style="background-color:#FF6666" | >= 1.4.0
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| Yes
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| Also dbus-glib
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|-
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| [http://www.x.org/wiki/ X11]
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| >=
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| >=
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| Yes
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|
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|-
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| [http://www.mesa3d.org/ Mesa]
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| >=
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| >=
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| Yes
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| mesa-common-dev and libglu1-mesa-dev
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|-
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| [http://www.ijg.org/ libjpeg]
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| >=
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| >=
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| Yes
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|
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|-
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| [http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/libpng.html libpng]
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| >=
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| >=
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| Yes
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|
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|-
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/giflib/ libungif]
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| >=
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| >=
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| Yes
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|
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|-
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| [http://download.librdf.org/source/ librdf]
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| >=
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| >=
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| Yes
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|
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|-
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| [http://bzip.org/ libbz2]
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| >=
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| >=
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| Yes
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|
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|-
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| [http://xmlsoft.org/ libxml2]
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| >=
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| >=
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| Yes
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|
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|-
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| [http://xmlsoft.org/xslt/ libxslt]
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| >=
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| >=
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| Yes
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|
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|-
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| [http://boost.org/ Boost]
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| >=
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| >=
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| Yes
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|
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|-
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| [http://www.mysql.com/ libmysqlclient]
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| >=
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| >=
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| Yes
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|
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|-
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| [http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/shared-mime-info shared-mime-info]
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| >=
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| >=
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| Yes
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|
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|-
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/oscaf/files/ Shared-Desktop-Ontologies]
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| >=
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| >=
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| No
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|
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|-
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| [http://docbook.org/schemas/4x.html DocBook XML DTD's]
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| >= 4.2
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| >= 4.2
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| No
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| Required for the KDE documentation and help
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|-
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| [http://wiki.docbook.org/topic/DocBookXslStylesheets DocBook XSl Stylesheets]
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| >= 4.2
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| >= 4.2
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| No
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| Required for the KDE documentation and help
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|}
  
'''Make sure <tt>which qmake</tt> delivers something out of $QTDIR, e.g.:'''
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=== Hardware Libraries ===
  /home/kde-devel/qt-kde/bin/qmake
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HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) is required by KDE 4.5 and earlier for interfacing with your hardware.  Your distribution supplied packages should be sufficient for this.   
  
=== What's Happening ===
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From KDE 4.6 onwards HAL has been deprecated in favor of uDisk, uPower and related projects, but all but the most recent distributions will still require HAL.
We switch back to the <tt>kde-devel</tt> user's home directory (line 1) and download the source code, KDE branch, from gitorious using git (line 2). After changing into the resulting {{path|qt-kde}} directory (line 3), we then set up the build using the <tt>configure</tt> script (line 4). The various command line options used are explained in the {{path|qt-kde/README.kde-qt}} file. Finally, we build the minimal requirements for KDE (line 6) and install (line 9) Qt. If install dir is the same as the current dir (line 7), then we just free some space (line 8) instead. If you want all the example and demo applications, you can either build them individually or simply do a <tt>make</tt> from the {{path|qt-kde}} directory.  
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Note that the installation does not require root as it installs Qt locally into {{path|$QTDIR}}. Installation is necessary if {{path|$QTDIR}} differs from the source directory.
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=== Distributions ===
In the end, we make sure the cmake macro to find the Qt directory will work. It must be able to find qmake in $QTDIR.
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=== Troubleshooting ===
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Many distributions provide shortcut meta-packages or install commands to simplify installing all the KDE requirements.  Check the [[Getting_Started/Build/Distributions|Distributions page]] first to see if your distribution provides a simple way to install the requirements.
If you get "error: X11/Xlib.h: No such file or directory", install the devel package of <tt>xorg</tt> (the actual name may vary between operating systems, for example it is <tt>xorg-dev</tt> on Ubuntu based systems such as Kubuntu).  
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If you get an error in the configure step about missing defines, check the value of <tt>$QMAKESPEC</tt>.  Some distributions set this to point directly to the system-installed Qt.  If <tt>unset QMAKESPEC</tt> solves the problem, you probably want to add it to the <tt>~/.bashrc</tt> script.
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== Shared-Desktop-Ontologies ==
  
If you get an error ".pch/debug-shared/QtCore", this is because Qt-4.3 enables precompiled headers if your gcc supports it, but for some reason it doesn't work for you. If you use distcc, configure qt with -no-pch. If you use icecream, update to the latest icecream from svn trunk.
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The Ontologies are a shared resource required for the semantic desktop.
  
Try running any Qt program, like {{program|assistant}}. '''Note:''' You may need to run <tt>xhost +local:kde-devel</tt> as your regular kde3 user to run this application.  If it crashes in QSpanData::adjustSpanMethods, then your problem is the oxygen style. Try removing {{path|lib/kde4/plugins/styles/kstyle-oxygen.so}} and {{path|lib/kde4/plugins/styles/oxygen.so}} if they exist in the KDE install prefix.
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{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"
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|+ '''KDE Software Build Requirements'''
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|-
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! width="20%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Requirement
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! width="15%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Stable Requires
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! width="15%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Unstable Requires
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! width="10%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Devel Pkgs?
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! width="40%" style="background-color:#EFEFEF;" | Details
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|-
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| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/oscaf/ Shared-Desktop-Ontologies]
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| >=
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| >= 0.7
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| No
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|
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|}
  
=== Generating local API documentation ===
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Your distribution packages should be sufficient for this package but some older distributions may not have them so you may need to build them yourself using either the Easy Recipe or Full Recipe.
It's nice to have the Qt documentation locally for nice integration with [[Getting_Started/Set_up_KDE_4_for_development#KDevelop|KDevelop]], and doing this is really quite easy (also shown in {{path|README.kde-qt}}):
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cd $KDE_SRC/qt-kde
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make docs
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./config.status
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make install
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Note that it is necessary to do this only once, even if you rebuild Qt later.
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== HAL ==
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To obtain the source you can either download a tarball from the website or use the following git command:
 
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{{tip|You can use qdbusviewer to see if you have org.freedesktop.hal. If not, you might need a newer version of hal. If you have org.freedesktop.hal, you probably don't need to, and don't ''want'' to, roll your own HAL.}}
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If your system requires you to build a newer version of HAL, there's a decent chance you'll need to build other stuff as well, some of which may not be straight forward. This, however, should only be required for older distros.
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== kdesupport Git dependencies ==
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===Automoc ===
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git clone git://anongit.kde.org/automoc.git
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Please see [http://projects.kde.org/projects/kdesupport/automoc http://projects.kde.org/projects/kdesupport/automoc]
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Please note that automoc should be built '''FIRST''' from git as a kdesupport dependency.
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===Attica ===
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git clone git://anongit.kde.org/attica.git
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Please see [http://projects.kde.org/projects/kdesupport/attica http://projects.kde.org/projects/kdesupport/attica]
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===Polkit Qt===
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git clone git://anongit.kde.org/polkit-qt-1.git
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It is recommended to have '''polkit >= 0.98''', however Polkit-Qt-1 will build with any polkit-1 version.
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Please see [http://projects.kde.org/projects/kdesupport/polkit-qt-1 http://projects.kde.org/projects/kdesupport/polkit-qt-1]
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===Soprano===
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git clone git://anongit.kde.org/soprano.git
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Please see [http://projects.kde.org/projects/kdesupport/soprano http://projects.kde.org/projects/kdesupport/soprano]
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=== Akonadi ===
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git clone git://anongit.kde.org/akonadi.git
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Please see [http://projects.kde.org/projects/kdesupport/akonadi http://projects.kde.org/projects/kdesupport/akonadi]
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Please note that Akonadi should come '''AFTER Soprano''' in the build.
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===Cagibi===
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Cagibi is a runtime dependency for UPnP.
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git clone git://anongit.kde.org/cagibi.git
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Please see [http://projects.kde.org/projects/kdesupport/cagibi http://projects.kde.org/projects/kdesupport/cagibi]
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----
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''For all the above you build by doing'':
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cd <dir> (<dir> being either automoc, akonadi, attica, polkit-qt-1 or soprano or cagibi)
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mkdir build
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cd build
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cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$KDEDIR -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=debugfull  \-DKDE4_BUILD_TESTS=TRUE
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make
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make install
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=== RSA Key fingerprint for git.kde.org===
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c8:45:ba:89:85:11:78:b5:a4:09:d9:31:f6:7f:7c:79
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== kdesupport svn dependencies ==
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{{warning|Don't forget to read the [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4#Setting_up_the_environment|Setting Up The Environment]] section first.}}
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There are several libraries that KDE applications rely on in the kdesupport module. This includes Strigi and Soprano for file metadata and search, QImageBlitz for image manipulation needed in kdebase, eigen for visual effects in applications such as Kalzium, taglib for music players and qca for some cryptographic needs.
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Strigi itself has a few dependencies as well: you will need the libraries and headers for libz, libbz2, openssl (libcrypto or libssl), libclucene (>=0.9.16a but watch out: version 0.9.17 does '''not''' work), and either libxml2 or libexpat.
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=== The Recipe ===
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<!--'cs' and 'cb' are NOT typos!-->
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cs # [[Getting_Started/Increased_Productivity_in_KDE4_with_Scripts/.bashrc|'cs' is a bash function, click here to learn more]]
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svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport/
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cd kdesupport
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cmakekde
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=== What's Happening ===
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We change to the base source directory (line 1). We download the sources in kdesupport using subversion (line 2), go into the new {{path|~/kde/src/kdesupport}} directory (line 3), and commence the build (line 4). This will leave us in the kdesupport build directory after the build is completed.
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=== Troubleshooting ===
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If you get
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  cmakekde: command not found
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then you have to go manually into the kdesupport directory in ~ and execute the command cmakekde. if this still doesn't work, then something is wrong with your bashrc.
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If you get
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CMake Error: This project requires some variables to be set,
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and cmake can not find them.
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Please set the following variables:
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LIBXML2_INCLUDE_DIR (ADVANCED)
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you should install the development package for libxml2.
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If you get
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CMake Error: Could NOT find REDLAND
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then you need librdf from the Redland.
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If your distribution does not provide the librdf package, you can download the source there: [http://download.librdf.org/source/ http://download.librdf.org/source/] and build it.
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(Gentoo users: The ebuild for librdf is named dev-libs/redland)
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If you get
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Fetching external item into 'kdesupport/admin'
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Error validating server certificate for 'https://...'
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see [[Getting_Started/Sources/Using_Subversion_with_KDE|Using Subversion with KDE]]
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If you get
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FILE cannot create directory: /usr/lib[64]/qt4/plugins/crypto. Maybe need administrative privileges.
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make: *** [install] Error 255
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take a second look in the .bashrc file described above, are paths correct?  ($QTDIR and $PATH are used to get the QT installation path)
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Alternatively, you may see this error if you decided to use a distribution installed version of qt4 and skipped the Qt install above.  Either install qt-kde as describe above, or "sudo make install". If you use "sudo make install", make sure that you change the ownership back to your user for some of the ~/kde subdirectories that were effected by using sudo (ie. "<tt>sudo chown -R kde-devel:kde-devel ~/kde</tt>").
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If you get a message related to
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  target libQtTest.so not found
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you may need to recompile qt-kde. This time you should take out
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  -nomake demos -nomake examples
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from the configure command, so that Qt generates library QtTest.
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If you get
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      CMake Error: Qt qmake not found!
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Then:
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      1) uncomment Qt section in .bashrc script (QTDIR, QT_PLUGINS_DIR,     
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            PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable settings).
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      2) source ~/.bashrc
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      3) cd && cd qt-kde
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      4) make confclean
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      5) repeat steps for installing Qt (from ./configure line).
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      6) retry building kdesupport
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If you get
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      "CMake Error: Could NOT find BZip2"
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then
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      sudo apt-get install libbz2-dev
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or
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      urpmi libbzip2_1-devel
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If you get
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      message that MySql support cannot be enabled
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then
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      you need to install corresponding devel package. (libmysqlclient-devel  for SuSe 11.1)
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== Phonon ==
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You need to build it as Phonon from Qt is not enough for KDE sound to work.
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=== The Recipe ===
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<!--'cs' and 'cb' are NOT typos!-->
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cs # [[Getting_Started/Increased_Productivity_in_KDE4_with_Scripts/.bashrc|'cs' is a bash function, click here to learn more]]
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git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon.git
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cd phonon
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cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$QTDIR -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=debugfull
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make
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make install
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'''Note''' that you need to install this Phonon in the same location than Phonon from Qt i.e. in $QTDIR.
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Building the main Phonon module is sufficient for building KDE.  If you also want to play sound then you need to build a backend.  Choose a suitable backend from those available below:
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git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon-directshow.git
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git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon-gstreamer.git
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git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon-mmf.git
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git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon-quicktime.git
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git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon-waveout.git
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git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon-xine.git
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=== Troubleshooting ===
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If you get an error like
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designer: symbol lookup error: /path/to/kde/lib/kde4/plugins/phonon_backend/phonon_xine.so: undefined symbol: _ZN6Phonon12PulseSupport11getInstanceEv
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while running Qt Designer you need to:
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rm $QTDIR/lib/libphonon.so.4
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== DBusMenu ==
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Since the 26th April 2010, DBusMenu is a new dependency for kdebase. You can either get it from
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http://people.canonical.com/~agateau/dbusmenu/index.html
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as a tarball (latest is libdbusmenu-qt-0.6.3.tar.bz2)
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or from its it repository
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=== The Recipe ===
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<!--'cs' and 'cb' are NOT typos!-->
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cs # [[Getting_Started/Increased_Productivity_in_KDE4_with_Scripts/.bashrc|'cs' is a bash function, click here to learn more]]
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git clone git://gitorious.org/dbusmenu/dbusmenu-qt.git dbusmenu
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cd dbusmenu
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mkdir build
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cd build
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cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$KDEDIR -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=debugfull \-DKDE4_BUILD_TESTS=TRUE
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make
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make install
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=== Troubleshooting ===
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You need json to build the tests.
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If your version is not correct, you will lose the context menu for the systray icons.
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== Shared-Desktop-Ontologies ==
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Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/oscaf/files/
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===The Recipe===
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  git clone git://oscaf.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/oscaf/shared-desktop-ontologies
  cs # [[Getting_Started/Increased_Productivity_in_KDE4_with_Scripts/.bashrc|'cs' is a bash function, click here to learn more]]
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svn co https://oscaf.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/oscaf/trunk/ontologies
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cd ontologies
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mkdir build
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cd build
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cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$QTDIR -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=debugfull
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make
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make install
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== Next Step ==
 
== Next Step ==
Once all requirements have been installed it is time to install [[../#kdelibs|kdelibs]]
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Once all requirements have been installed it is time to install [[Getting_Started/Build/Qt|Qt]]

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Building KDE4 From Source/Requirements
Tutorial Series   Getting Started
Previous   Getting Started
What's Next   Qt
Further Reading   n/a

Contents

[edit] Introduction

This page details the software requirements that need to be installed on your system before you can start building KDE Software. For most of these requirements it is preferable to use your distribution supplied packages, however in some case you will need to build some requirements yourself and this page will also explain how to do so.

[edit] Required Steps

You need to have completed the following steps:

[edit] Definitions

The Build Requirements for each Module will be documented in a common table format as follows:

Build Requirements
Requirement Stable Requires Unstable Requires Devel Pkgs? Details
Foobar >= 2.0 >= 1.0 Yes A library to enable KDE Software to foo your bar.

The fields in this table are defined as follows:

Requirement The project that KDE Software depends on, including a link to the Project home page.]
Stable Requires The version of the Project that the current Stable KDE Release requires. The background color indicates if the requirement is optional (green) or mandatory (red). Stable is currently KDE Release 4.6.
Unstable Requires The version of the Project that the current Unstable development version requires. The background color indicates if the requirement is optional (green) or mandatory (red). Unstable is currently targeting KDE Release 4.7.
Devel Pkgs? If installing from distribution packages, whether you also need to install the -devel packages.
Details More information about the Project and the requirement

[edit] System Prerequisites

TODO: Complete updating this list

All of these packages should be installed from your distribution. If you cannot meet these requirements from your distribution, it is recommended to either update to a more recent distribution or to build KDE in a virtual machine.

Requirements as at 2011-03-02.

KDE Software Build Requirements
Requirement Stable Requires Unstable Requires Devel Pkgs? Details
GCC / G++ >= 4.2 >= 4.2 No
Git No Revision control software, required for development builds.
Subversion No Revision control software, required for development builds.
pkg-config >= >= No
CMake >= 2.6.4 >= 2.6.4 No Build configuration tool
DBus >= 1.4.0 >= 1.4.0 Yes Also dbus-glib
X11 >= >= Yes
Mesa >= >= Yes mesa-common-dev and libglu1-mesa-dev
libjpeg >= >= Yes
libpng >= >= Yes
libungif >= >= Yes
librdf >= >= Yes
libbz2 >= >= Yes
libxml2 >= >= Yes
libxslt >= >= Yes
Boost >= >= Yes
libmysqlclient >= >= Yes
shared-mime-info >= >= Yes
Shared-Desktop-Ontologies >= >= No
DocBook XML DTD's >= 4.2 >= 4.2 No Required for the KDE documentation and help
DocBook XSl Stylesheets >= 4.2 >= 4.2 No Required for the KDE documentation and help

[edit] Hardware Libraries

HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) is required by KDE 4.5 and earlier for interfacing with your hardware. Your distribution supplied packages should be sufficient for this.

From KDE 4.6 onwards HAL has been deprecated in favor of uDisk, uPower and related projects, but all but the most recent distributions will still require HAL.

[edit] Distributions

Many distributions provide shortcut meta-packages or install commands to simplify installing all the KDE requirements. Check the Distributions page first to see if your distribution provides a simple way to install the requirements.

[edit] Shared-Desktop-Ontologies

The Ontologies are a shared resource required for the semantic desktop.

KDE Software Build Requirements
Requirement Stable Requires Unstable Requires Devel Pkgs? Details
Shared-Desktop-Ontologies >= >= 0.7 No

Your distribution packages should be sufficient for this package but some older distributions may not have them so you may need to build them yourself using either the Easy Recipe or Full Recipe.

To obtain the source you can either download a tarball from the website or use the following git command:

git clone git://oscaf.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/oscaf/shared-desktop-ontologies

[edit] Next Step

Once all requirements have been installed it is time to install Qt


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