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Building KDE4 From Source (Chakra requirements)
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KDE Build Environment including useful scripts
Introduction to CMake


In Chakra you need to install the following packages:

pacman -Sy subversion bzip2 libxslt libxml2 libjpeg \
           libungif shared-mime-info mesa boost dbus \
           openssl pkgconfig xine-lib clucene redland \
           gpgme cmake qt qca libical lcms

Note that Qt 4 will be installed by the command above (it is required by QCA anyway), but you can build your own from qt-copy in KDE svn, which will include several fixes not yet in a released version of Qt as well as giving you the option of compiling a version with debugging information. If you do this, the system installed QCA (and any other system libraries that use Qt 4) should work without a problem in your local KDE build.

All of the dependencies in kdesupport can be installed from the official repositories. These will be fine for building from the KDE stable branch, but some may be too old for building KDE from trunk.

pacman -Sy automoc4 akonadi eigen taglib soprano strigi qimageblitz phonon

To build the latest versions of these instead, see building kdesupport

For the makeobj script, you can either install kdesdk from the repositories or just download http://websvn.kde.org/*checkout*/trunk/KDE/kdesdk/scripts/makeobj and copy it to either /usr/bin or $HOME/bin (providing $HOME/bin is in your PATH).

Note that there may be other optional dependencies of KDE modules, but almost all of these can be satisfied by [platform], [desktop] or the [1]. The missing optional dependencies will be listed when configuring a package with cmake. To search and install from all the main repositories and the CCR at the same time, you can use Ccr.


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