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Contents

Getting_Started/Build/KdeSupport


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

Introduction

The kdesupport module contains a number of KDE developed and supported packages that the main KDE modules depend upon. Your distribution packages may be sufficient for these requirements when building a KDE stable branch, but master may sometimes require the latest versions of some of these to be built from source.

Most kdesupport packages have now migrated to Git as separate modules and must be built individually, although some are still left in svn and can be built as a single unit. The modules are listed below in a rough dependency order.

Requirements

The 'Stable' column shows the required version for the current Stable branch while the 'Master' column shows the required version for the current development version (aka 'trunk'). On most distributions you will also need to install the matching -devel packages for some of the software, this is indicated in the Devel column of the table.

Requirements as at 2011-03-02, Stable Branch currently KDE Release 4.6, Master currently targeting KDE Release 4.7.

Requirement Stable Master Devel? Details
Automoc No
Attica Yes
Polkit Qt Yes
Strigi Yes
Soprano Yes
Akonadi Yes
Cagibi Yes
Phonon Yes
Phonon N/A Yes
Oxygen Icons No
QImageBlitz Yes
TagLib Yes
cpp2xml No

Build Recipes

You can use either the Easy or Full Git recipes available on the Build Recipes page for most of the projects on this page. Where a different recipe is needed it will be noted.

Automoc

Automoc is a tool to automate Qt moc file creation.

Please see the Automoc project page for details.

Automoc MUST be built first as other kdesupport modules depend on it.

Easy:  git clone kde:automoc.git
Full:  git clone git://anongit.kde.org/automoc.git

Attica

Attica is a library for accessing the Open Collaboration Services.

Please see the Attica project page for details.

Easy:  git clone kde:attica.git
Full:  git clone git://anongit.kde.org/attica.git

Polkit Qt

Polkit Qt is a library for accessing the PolKit authorization framework.

Please see the Polkit Qt project page for details.

It is recommended to have polkit >= 0.98 installed on your system, however Polkit-Qt-1 will build with any polkit-1 version.

Easy:  git clone kde:polkit-qt-1.git
Full:  git clone git://anongit.kde.org/polkit-qt-1.git

Strigi

Strigi is a library for indexing files.

Please see the Strigi project page for details.

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.

Easy:
  git clone kde:libstreamanalyzer 
  git clone kde:libstreams 
  git clone kde:strigi 
  git clone kde:strigiclient 
  git clone kde:strigidaemon 
  git clone kde:strigiutils 
Full:
  git clone git://anongit.kde.org/libstreamanalyzer 
  git clone git://anongit.kde.org/libstreams 
  git clone git://anongit.kde.org/strigi 
  git clone git://anongit.kde.org/strigiclient 
  git clone git://anongit.kde.org/strigidaemon 
  git clone git://anongit.kde.org/strigiutils

Soprano

Soprano is a library for storing RDF data for the Nepomuk semantic desktop.

Please see the Soprano project page for details.

Soprano must be built BEFORE Akonadi.

Easy:  git clone kde:soprano.git
Full:  git clone git://anongit.kde.org/soprano.git

Akonadi

Akonadi is a library for caching PIM data.

Please see the Akonadi project page for details.

Akonadi must be built AFTER Soprano.

Easy:  git clone kde:akonadi.git
Full:  git clone git://anongit.kde.org/akonadi.git

Cagibi

Cagibi is a cache/proxy daemon for SSDP, the discovery part of UPnP.

Please see the Cagibi project page for details.

Easy:  git clone kde:cagibi.git
Full:  git clone git://anongit.kde.org/cagibi.git

Phonon

Phonon is a sound system abstraction layer. This is usually packaged with Qt, but the Phonon version from Qt is not recent enough for KDE sound to work so you will need to build the required version yourself.

Please see the Phonon project page for details.

You need to install this Phonon in the same location as Phonon from Qt i.e. in $QTDIR and NOT in $KDEDIR.

Easy Recipe

This recipe assumes you have set up the recommended KDE scripts, environment variables, and git configuration.

cd <your source root directory>
git clone kde:phonon.git
cd phonon
cb
cmake $KDE_SRC/phonon
      \ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$QTDIR 
      \ -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=debugfull
      \ -DKDE4_BUILD_TESTS=TRUE
make
make install

Note that make install may require root access.

Full Recipe

This recipe assumes you are not using the recommended scripts and have properly set up your own environment.

cd <your source root directory>
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon.git
cd <your build root directory, or the module source dir>
mkdir <your module build dir>
cd <your module build dir>
cmake <path to your module source dir>
      \ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$QTDIR 
      \ -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=debugfull
      \ -DKDE4_BUILD_TESTS=TRUE
make
make install

Backend

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:

git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon-gstreamer.git
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon-xine.git
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon-directshow.git
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon-mmf.git
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon-quicktime.git
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/phonon-waveout.git

Note that DirectShow is for Windows only.

Troubleshooting

If you get an error like

designer: symbol lookup error: /path/to/kde/lib/kde4/plugins/phonon_backend/phonon_xine.so: 
          undefined symbol: _ZN6Phonon12PulseSupport11getInstanceEv

while running Qt Designer you need to:

rm $QTDIR/lib/libphonon.so.4

Prison

Prison is a barcode library to enable optional barcode support in KDE Software. It was introduced in the KDE 4.7 Release Cycle.

Project Page http://projects.kde.org/projects/kdesupport/prison
Stable Version Unreleased
Easy Repository git clone kde:prison.git
Full Repository git clone git://anongit.kde.org/prison.git


KDE Software Build Requirements
Requirement Stable Requires Unstable Requires Devel Pkgs? Details
Prison Any Yes A Qt based barcode library


Prison Build Requirements
Requirement Stable Requires Unstable Requires Devel Pkgs? Details
QRencode Any Yes A library for reading and writing QR Code barcodes
Dmtx Any Yes A library for reading and writing Data Matrix 2D barcodes

kdesupport svn module

A number of kdesupport packages are still in svn:

  • oxygen-icons
  • qimageblitz - for building kde-workspace
  • taglib
  • taglib-extras
  • cpp2xml
  • twine - for building kdebindings
  • emerge - for building kde on windows

These packages can be checked out and built together with a single recipe.

Note that QCA lives in kdesupport svn but is not built by default. It is recommended that you use your system QCA packages and only checkout the kdesupport svn version if you are going to develop QCA.

Easy Recipe

This recipe assumes you have set up the recommended KDE scripts, environment variables, and git configuration.

cd <your source root directory>
svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport/
cd kdesupport
cmakekde

Full Recipe

This recipe assumes you are not using the recommended scripts and have properly set up your own environment.

cd <your source root directory>
svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport/
cd <your build root directory, or the module source dir>
mkdir <your module build dir>
cd <your module build dir>
cmake <path to your module source dir>
      \ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$KDEDIR 
      \ -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=debugfull
      \ -DKDE4_BUILD_TESTS=TRUE
make 
make install

Troubleshooting

If you get a message related to

  target libQtTest.so not found

you may need to recompile qt-kde. This time you should take out

  -nomake demos -nomake examples

from the configure command, so that Qt generates library QtTest.

If you get

     CMake Error: Qt qmake not found!

Then:

     1) uncomment Qt section in .bashrc script (QTDIR, QT_PLUGINS_DIR,      
           PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable settings).
     2) source ~/.bashrc
     3) cd && cd qt-kde
     4) make confclean
     5) repeat steps for installing Qt (from ./configure line).
     6) retry building kdesupport

Next Step

Once all the KDE Support requirements have been installed it is time to install the KDE Development Platform


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