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This page details the software requirements that need to be installed on your system before you can start building KDE Software. For most of these requirements it is preferable to use your distribution supplied packages, however in some case you will need to build some requirements yourself and this page will also explain how to do so.
Please see the [[../Environment|Build Environment]] page for the standard environment required.
Please see the [[../Recipes|Build Recipes]] page for the standard recipes required.
|Requirement||The project that KDE Software depends on, including a link to the Project home page.]|
|Stable Requires||The version of the Project that the current Stable KDE Release requires. The background color indicates if the requirement is optional (blue) or mandatory (red). Stable is currently KDE Release 4.6.|
|Unstable Requires||The version of the Project that the current Unstable development version requires. The background color indicates if the requirement is optional (blue) or mandatory (red). Unstable is currently targeting KDE Release 4.7.|
|DevelPkgs?||If installing from distribution packages, whether you also need to install the -devel packages.|
|Details||More information about the Project and the requirement|
TODO: Complete updating this list
All of these packages should be installed from your distribution. If you cannot meet these requirements from your distribution, it is recommended to either update to a more recent distribution or to build KDE in a virtual machine.
Requirements as at 2011-03-02.
|Requirement||Stable Requires||Unstable Requires||Devel Pkgs?||Details|
|GCC / G++||>= 4.2||>= 4.2||No|
|CMake||>= 2.6.4||>= 2.6.4||No|
|DBus||>= 1.4.0||>= 1.4.0||Yes||Also dbus-glib|
|Mesa||>=||>=||Yes||mesa-common-dev and libglu1-mesa-dev|
|DocBook XML DTD's||>= 4.2||>= 4.2||No||Required for the KDE documentation and help|
|DocBook XSl Stylesheets||>= 4.2||>= 4.2||No||Required for the KDE documentation and help|
HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) is required by KDE 4.5 and earlier for interfacing with your hardware. Your distribution supplied packages should be sufficient for this.
From KDE 4.6 onwards HAL has been deprecated in favor of uDisk, uPower and related projects, but all but the most recent distributions will still require HAL.
Many distributions provide shortcut meta-packages or install commands to simplify installing all the KDE requirements. Check the Distributions page first to see if your distribution provides a simple way to install the requirements.
Requirements as at 2011-03-02, Stable Branch currently KDE Release 4.6, Master currently targeting KDE Release 4.7.
The ontologies are a shared resource required for the semantic desktop. Your distribution packages should be sufficient for this package but some older distributions may not have them.
This recipe assumes you have set up the recommended KDE scripts, environment variables, and git configuration.
cd <your source root directory> svn checkout https://oscaf.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/oscaf/trunk/ontologies cd ontologies cmakekde
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 https://oscaf.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/oscaf/trunk/ontologies 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 nice make -j2 # for faster compiles use -j(X+1)' where X is your number of processor cores make install
Once all requirements have been installed it is time to install Qt