Warning This section needs improvements: Please help us to cleanup confusing sections and fix sections which contain a todo Note If you're interested in just checking things out, binaries for kdelibs and parts of KDE in general are available at http://kde.mac.org and are generated semi-regularly. Note: You may wish to do all of this inside a directory name that ends in .noindex or .build to keep spotlight from indexing all of your temporary build-files as you build them. mkdir ~/kde4.build cd ~/kde4.build Contents 1 MacPorts or Fink 2 Setting Up Your Build Environment 3 Required Third Party Tools 4 Qt/Mac Open Source Edition 5 CMake 6 Building kdelibs 7 Troubleshooting 8 Further Reading MacPorts or Fink The best method for currently installing KDE on Mac is to use either Macports or Fink to build at least the system requirements and then also install their stable KDE, or build your own development KDE using on top of their base. You can find out more information on the KDE on MacPorts page. Setting Up Your Build Environment Variables must be set to build KDE successfully, and are noted below Note: Replace /opt/kde4-deps with the location of your 3rd-party tools, and add your cmake location if you compiled from source export PATH="/opt/qt4/bin:/opt/kde4/bin:/opt/kde4-deps/bin:~/.local/bin/:$PATH" export CMAKE_LIBRARY_PATH="/opt/kde4-deps/lib" export CMAKE_INCLUDE_PATH="/opt/kde4-deps/include" export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/opt/qt4/lib/:/opt/kde4-deps/lib/pkgconfig/" You might want to put those in your ~/.bash_profile For Fink users: If your Distribution line in /sw/etc/fink.conf is 10.4-transitional, instead of 10.4, make sure you run sudo gcc_select 3.3 before proceeding with any compiling, or you will end up with binary-incompatible c++ code! For others: run sudo gcc_select 4.0 if you want to be compatible with the pre-made installers. Required Third Party Tools The following third party tools are required for successfully building KDE on OSX. Also, here are some good tips for installing from source. I assume you have OS X 10.5 or 10.6 installed, otherwise you would have some more dependencies. XCode libtool cd ~/kde4.build curl http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/libtool/libtool-2.2.tar.gz -O tar xfz libtool-2.2.tar.gz cd libtool-2.2 ls ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde4-deps make sudo make install libxml2 and libxslt cd ~/kde4.build curl ftp://xmlsoft.org/libxml2/libxml2-sources-2.7.7.tar.gz -O tar xfz libxml2-sources-*.tar.gz cd libxml2-2.7.7 ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde4-deps/ make sudo make install cd ~/kde4.build curl ftp://xmlsoft.org/libxml2/libxslt-1.1.26.tar.gz -O tar xfz libxslt-*.tar.gz cd libxslt-1.1.26 ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde4-deps/ make sudo make install DocBook XML DTD-4.5 and DocBook XSL Stylesheets-1.75.2 cd ~/kde4.build mkdir docbook cd docbooj curl http://www.docbook.org/xml/4.5/docbook-xml-4.5.zip -O unzip docbook-xml-4.5.zip # RUN ALL THE COMMANDS AT http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/pst/DocBook.html AS ROOT # DOWNLOAD THE FILE AT http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/pst/docbook-xsl.html sudo tar xfj docbook-xsl-1.75.2.tar.bz2 cd docbook-xsl-1.75.2 # RUN ALL THE COMMANDS THERE AS ROOT gtk-doc cd ~/kde4.build curl http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gtk-doc/1.15/gtk-doc-1.15.tar.gz -O -L tar xfz gtk-doc-*.tar.gz cd gtk-doc-1.15 ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde4-deps/ glib2 git clone git://git.gnome.org/glib cd glib/ ./autogen.sh --prefix=/opt/kde4-deps/ ## THIS IS WHERE I GET STUCK (entriken 2010-08-20) shared-mime-info AGG giflib or libungif libart_lgpl libidn libjpeg libmng libpng libusb OpenEXR PCRE Strigi pkgconfig dbus Qt/Mac Open Source Edition Get the Qt/Mac source code from http://qt.nokia.com/downloads/sdk-mac-os-cpp The latest version has QtDBus and should work with KDE for Mac. Get it here: http://download.qt.nokia.com/qtsdk/qt-sdk-mac-opensource-2010.04.dmg (statement make by entriken and unverified 2010-08-20) CMake Get the latest CMake from http://www.cmake.org/cmake/resources/software.html#latest and install: cd ~/kde4.build curl http://www.cmake.org/files/v2.8/cmake-2.8.2.tar.gz -O tar xfz cmake-*.tar.gz cd cmake-* ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde4-deps make all sudo make install Building kdelibs kdelibs must be checked out of svn locally to be built: cd ~/kde4.build svn co svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/KDE/kdelibs And then compiled by performing the following: mkdir kdelibs.build cd kdelibs.build cmake ../kdelibs -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt/kde4 make all install Troubleshooting If kdelibs fails to compile successfully, check the build status for the latest Nightly Builds and Continuous Builds at http://public.kitware.com/dashboard.php?name=kde Information about getting and compiling the dependencies can be found at Getting_Started/Build (pages are Linux focused, but can be useful) Further Reading For more general information on using CMake, see the CMake Tutorial. 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