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=== 4.4 ===
=== 4.4 ===
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== Build prerequisites ==
In Kubuntu and Debian (Testing/Unstable) the build prerequisites are installed with:
<code bash>
sudo aptitude install build-essential cdbs debhelper cmake \
kdesdk-scripts subversion ssh xserver-xephyr
Optional packages for API documentation generation:
<code bash>
sudo aptitude install doxygen graphviz
== kdelibs dependencies ==
== kdelibs dependencies ==

Revision as of 17:34, 30 August 2010


Getting_Started/Build/KDE4/Kubuntu and Debian

This page details installation of kde4 requirements on any recent Kubuntu or Debian.

If Kubuntu doesn't have QT4.6 yet, you can get it adding this repository ppa:mapopa/qt4.6 istead compile kde-qt

To build a basic functioning desktop, the recommended packages are installed with the commands on this page.

KDE 4.x

Install these for any KDE 4.x release, then add specific packages for point releases as below. sudo aptitude install build-essential kde-devel xorg-dev cdbs debhelper cmake \ kdesdk-scripts subversion ssh xserver-xephyr doxygen dbus-x11 \ libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev shared-mime-info libical-dev libgif-dev libssl-dev \ libboost-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-graph-dev libgpgme11-dev libxine-dev \ libqimageblitz-dev libbz2-dev libdbus-1-dev libpam0g-dev libpcre3-dev \ libkrb5-dev libsm-dev libclucene0ldbl libclucene-dev libjpeg62-dev \ libxtst-dev xsltproc libxrender-dev libfontconfig1-dev automoc librdf0-dev \ libdbusmenu-qt-dev docbook-xsl docbook-xml libattica-dev libqt4-webkit-dev \ shared-desktop-ontologies libphonon-dev

Also, to enable XMMS support for the 'Now Playing' plasma data engine in kdebase, you will need to either compile XMMS from source, or install the package from a third-party XMMS package repository.


(Also known as trunk) This (along with the command for 4.x above) install almost all compilation requirements for kde4 (with the exception of qt4) and some recommended packages such as libssl-dev for https support. Further recommended and optional packages are listed below. sudo aptitude install graphviz libqt4-dev libstreamanalyzer-dev \ libstrigiqtdbusclient-dev libxml2-utils libopenexr-dev libjasper-dev libenchant-dev \ libavahi-common-dev libaspell-dev libasound2-dev libldap2-dev libsasl2-dev \ libsmbclient-dev libxkbfile-dev libxcb1-dev libxklavier-dev libxdamage-dev \ libxcomposite-dev libbluetooth-dev libusb-dev network-manager-dev libsmbclient-dev \ libsensors-dev libnm-util-dev libusb-dev libcfitsio3-dev libnova-dev libeigen2-dev \ libopenbabel-dev libfacile-ocaml-dev libboost-python-dev libsvn-dev libsvncpp-dev \ libqt4-dev libqca2-dev libstreamanalyzer-dev libstrigiqtdbusclient-dev \ libcommoncpp2-dev libidn11 libidn11-dev libpci-dev libxss-dev libxft-dev \ libpolkit-dbus-dev libpolkit-grant-dev libpolkit-dev git libpoppler-qt4-dev \ libspectre-dev


sudo aptitude install libv4l-dev # for kdenetworks sudo aptitude install liblcms1-dev # for kdegraphics


(Nothing extra needed)

kdelibs dependencies

Kdelibs dependencies can be installed with: sudo aptitude install libqt4-dev dbus-x11 \ libstreamanalyzer-dev libstrigiqtdbusclient-dev \ libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev shared-mime-info libgif-dev libpcre3-dev \ libjpeg62-dev librdf0-dev libdbusmenu-qt-dev docbook-xsl docbook-xml \ libjasper-dev libopenexr-dev libacl1-dev

You may also need the automoc and libphonon-dev packages when compiling on *buntu: sudo aptitude install automoc libphonon-dev

Recommended packages

  • libssl-dev - Needed for https support etc.
  • libbz2-dev - Needed for bzip support in kio_archive and GHNS packages.
  • libpcre3-dev - regular expression library. Recommended for Javascript support.

sudo aptitude install libssl-dev libbz2-dev libpcre3-dev

Optional packages

  • libasound2-dev - The Alsa sound system
  • libaspell-dev - spell checking support (in kwrite etc)
  • libavahi-common-dev - avahi/zeroconf service discovery
  • libenchant-dev - spell checking wrapper library
  • libjasper-dev - image processing library
  • libopenexr-dev - image processing library
  • libxml2-utils - used to validate generate doc files

sudo aptitude install libasound2-dev libaspell-dev \ libavahi-common-dev libenchant-dev libjasper-dev libopenexr-dev \ libxml2-utils

kdepimlibs dependencies

kdepimlibs dependencies can be installed with: sudo aptitude install libboost-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-graph-dev \

 libgpgme11-dev libsasl2-dev

  • libsasl2-dev - Required for imap and sieve kioslaves

If compiling on *buntu you may need libical-dev: sudo aptitude install libical-dev

kdepimlibs recommended

  • libldap2-dev - For ldap support in kde4.

sudo aptitude install libldap2-dev

kdebase dependencies

kdebase-runtime dependencies can be installed with: sudo aptitude install libxine-dev

Note that libxine1-dev depends on gnome packages due to a kubuntu gutsy packaging bug (fixed in hardy). Also kubuntu packages xinelib version 1.1.8, which has trouble playing short sounds (fixed in xinelib 1.1.9).

kdebase-apps dependencies can be installed with: sudo aptitude install libqimageblitz-dev

kdebase-apps optional

  • libxcb1-dev - X C binding - Used for video widget support in xine
  • libxkbfile-dev - keyboard configuration package
  • libsmbclient-dev - for samba support in kde4

sudo aptitude install libsmbclient-dev libxkbfile-dev libxcb1-dev

kdebase-workspace optional

  • libsmbclient-dev - for samba support in kde4
  • network-manager-dev - Can be used by solid for network management
  • libusb-dev - for usb support in solid
  • libbluetooth-dev - for bluetooth support in solid
  • libxcomposite-dev - for compositing support in kwin
  • libxdamage-dev - for compositing support in kwin
  • libxklavier-dev - virtual keyboard
  • libsensors-dev - Support for hardware sensors (eg, temperature, fans)
  • libpam0g-dev - Authentication module
  • libnm-util-dev - needed to build solid with network manager

sudo aptitude install libxklavier-dev libxdamage-dev libxcomposite-dev \ libbluetooth-dev libusb-dev libcaptury-dev network-manager-dev \ libsmbclient-dev libsensors-dev libpam0g-dev libnm-util-dev


  • libpoppler-qt4-dev - PDF support in Okular
  • libspectre-dev - postscript support in Okular
  • liblcms1-dev
  • libexiv2-dev - to build Gwenview


The following packages are recommended if you intend to use kstars:

  • libfacile-ocaml-dev - used by kalzuim.
  • libboost-python-dev - optional for kig.
  • libreadline-dev - Gives kalgebra a console interface.
  • libopenbabel-dev - used by kalzium.
  • libeigen2-dev - used by kalzium.
  • libusb-dev - Provides KStars INDI support.
  • libcfitsio3-dev - Gives KStars support for FITS images.
  • libnova-dev - A general purpose, double precision, Celestial Mechanics, Astrometry and Astrodynamics library for KStars.

sudo aptitude install libusb-dev libcfitsio3-dev libnova-dev libeigen2-dev \ libopenbabel-dev libfacile-ocaml-dev libboost-python-dev


  • libqca2-dev - qt cryptographic support.


  • libqca2-dev - qt cryptographic support.


  • libqca2-dev - qt cryptographic support. Used for jabber protocol.


  • libsvn-dev
  • libboost-serialization-dev


  • kdevplatform-dev
  • kdebase-workspace-dev

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