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* [[/Mac_OS_X|Apple Mac OS X]]
 
* [[/Mac_OS_X|Apple Mac OS X]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4/on_virtual_machines|On a Virtual Machine]].
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4/on_virtual_machines|On a Virtual Machine]].
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* [[/KDE4|Linux]]
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* [http://en.opensuse.org/KDE/Developing/Guide openSUSE Linux]
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* [[/Coexisting Versions|Coexisting Versions]]: Directions to build multiple KDE versions on the same machine simultaneously.
  
 
== Scripted Builds ==
 
== Scripted Builds ==
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* The [http://michael-jansen.biz/build-tool build-tool] script by Michael Jansen
 
* The [http://michael-jansen.biz/build-tool build-tool] script by Michael Jansen
  
== Build Environment ==
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== Getting Ready ==
The KDE Build System requires certain environment settings before it can build KDE software.  There are also further shortcut settings you can configure to make your like easier.  You can find the details of these on the [[../Environment|Build Environment]] page.
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Manually building KDE Software requires that you first set up the build environment and install the required development tools and libraries.
  
== Build Requirements ==
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* Set up your[[/Environment|Build Environment]]
Building and running KDE software requires a number of supporting tools and libraries to be installed on your system.  You can find the details of these on the [[/Requirements|Build Requirements]] page.
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* Install the [[/Requirements|Build Requirements]]
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* Install or build [[/Qt|Qt]]
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* Install or build [[/KdeSupport|kdesupport]]
  
== Qt ==
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== Building From Source ==
  
Building and running KDE software requires the Qt libraries to be installed on your system.  You can find the details of this on the [[/Qt|Qt]] page.
 
 
== Building The Source ==
 
 
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build/Requirements|Build Requirements]] from your distribution
 
* [[Getting_Started/Sources/Anonymous_SVN|SVN]]
 
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4|Download and Build KDE SC from Git]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4|Download and Build KDE SC from Git]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4.x|Build a stable 4.x release]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4.x|Build a stable 4.x release]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Set_up_KDE_4_for_development|Set up scripts]] to ease KDE development
 
* [[Getting_Started/Set_up_KDE_4_for_development|Set up scripts]] to ease KDE development
  
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== Troubleshooting The Build ==
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Compile and Linking errors are frequent sources of discouragement. Make careful note of the first occurrence of an error in your build process. It could be as simple as a bad environment variable, an unexpected version of a library or missing prerequisite. 
  
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Please review your logs and do searches for fixes. If you cannot find a solution, try the sources listed below.  If you still cannot resolve the problem then please [http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Getting_Help|ask for help] on IRC or a Mailing List. You can post your detailed issue from [[Build/Stories]].
  
* [[/KDE4|Linux]]  
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* [[/Troubleshooting|Troubleshooting]]
** [http://en.opensuse.org/KDE/Developing/Guide openSUSE Linux]
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* [[/KDE4/Errors]]
 
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* [[/FAQ|FAQ]]: Help with errors and other questions you might have.
 
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; [[/Coexisting Versions|Coexisting Versions]]: Directions to build multiple KDE versions on the same machine simultaneously.
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; [[/FAQ|FAQ]]: Help with errors and other questions you might have.
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== Troubleshooting the build ==
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See [[../Troubleshooting|Troubleshooting]]
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Compile and Linking errors are frequent sources of discouragement. Make careful note of the first occurrence of an error in your build process. It could be as simple as a bad environment variable, an unexpected version of a library or missing prerequisite. 
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Please review your logs and do searches for fixes. If you cannot find a solution, try [[Build/KDE4/Errors]], the IRC channel, and the mailing lists. You can post your detailed issue from [[Build/Stories]].
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[[Category:Build KDE]]

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Contents

Getting Started/Build

Here you will find instructions for compiling and installing KDE from source and suggestions for when compilation doesn't go so smoothly.

Introduction

Extra Information

The build process described in these pages is kept as simple and generic as possible, but it is generally assumed you are building KDE4 on Linux. Extra information about building KDE under specific platforms or conditions can be found at the following links:

Scripted Builds

The easiest way to build the KDE SC from scratch is to use one of the build scripts that are available. This approach is highly recommended for those new to building KDE SC. The builds remain compatible with the manual methods of building KDE SC so you can change later if you want.

Getting Ready

Manually building KDE Software requires that you first set up the build environment and install the required development tools and libraries.

Building From Source

Troubleshooting The Build

Compile and Linking errors are frequent sources of discouragement. Make careful note of the first occurrence of an error in your build process. It could be as simple as a bad environment variable, an unexpected version of a library or missing prerequisite.

Please review your logs and do searches for fixes. If you cannot find a solution, try the sources listed below. If you still cannot resolve the problem then please for help on IRC or a Mailing List. You can post your detailed issue from Build/Stories.


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