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Getting_Started/Build/KDE4/Gentoo

Gentoo requirements

Install via portage

The latest information about kde4 in gentoo can be found on http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/desktop/kde/kde4-guide.xml

To install kde type as root:

emerge -avD kde-base/kde-meta

Install by hand

You can use stable ebuilds just remember to sync your portage before you begin.

Remember: All commands are executed as root.

Required:

echo 'x11-libs/qt accessibility' >> /etc/portage/package.use

These are the packages you will need to emerge, I included the update option into the emerge command so you will not re-emerge anything that you might already have installed.

emerge -avu \
  'sys-devel/gcc' \
  'dev-util/subversion' \
  'dev-util/pkgconfig'  \
  'x11-base/xorg-x11' \
  'virtual/glut' \
  'media-libs/mesa' \
  'media-libs/jpeg' \
  'media-libs/libpng' \
  'media-libs/giflib' \
  'dev-cpp/clucene' \
  'dev-libs/libxml2' \
  'dev-libs/libxslt' \
  'x11-misc/shared-mime-info' \
  'dev-libs/boost' \
  'dev-util/cmake' \
  'dev-libs/redland' \
  'sys-apps/dbus' \
  'media-libs/xine-lib' \
  'app-doc/doxygen' \
  'media-libs/libcanberra' \
  'x11-libs/qt' \
  'x11-libs/qt-dbus'

You will also need to emerge either 'kde-base/kdesdk' or kde-base/kdesdk-scripts'.

If you emerged DBUS, CMAKE, QT or HAL you may skip those sections respectively. Good luck!

Further dependencies are strigi, autmoc, akonado qimageblitz.and soprano. These packages can be found in the kdesupport module that is located in the kde svn repositories: svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport. Since the module is pretty large and contains tons of things that you are probably not interested in, it is suggested that you selectively download the packages mentioned above:

The Recipe for Strigi
cd 
cs # [[Getting_Started/Increased_Productivity_in_KDE4_with_Scripts/.bashrc|'cs' is a bash function, click here to learn more]]
 mkdir kdesupport && cd kdesupport # here we create the kdesupport folder that is also needed by the subsequent recipes
svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport/strigi
cd strigi
cmakekde
The Recipe for Automoc
cd 
cs
cd kdesupport
svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport/automoc
cd automoc
cmakekde
The Recipe for Akonadi
cd 
cs
cd kdesupport
svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport/akonadi
cd akonadi
cmakekde
The Recipe for Qimageblitz
cd 
cs
cd kdesupport
svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport/qimageblitz
cd qimageblitz
cmakekde
The Recipe for Soprano
cd 
cs
cd kdesupport
svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport/soprano
cd soprano
cmakekde
The Recipe for Phonon
cd 
cs
cd kdesupport
svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport/phonon
cd phonon
cmakekde

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