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Building KDE4 From Source (Fedora Linux requirements)
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Introduction to CMake

Some of the required packages for building KDE4 on Fedora 7 or higher:

yum install clucene-core-devel libxml-devel libxslt-devel \ dbus-devel boost-devel bzip2-devel openssl-devel alsa-lib-devel \ redland-devel rasqal-devel raptor-devel hspell-devel aspell-devel \ cups-devel xine-lib-devel avahi-devel gamin-devel OpenEXR-devel \ enchant-devel jasper-devel ilmbase-devel pcre-devel gpgme-devel \ libxklavier-devel glib-devel libusb-devel libsmbclient-devel \ libxcb-devel NetworkManager-devel lm_sensors-devel libraw1394-devel \ bluez-libs-devel gcc-c++ libXext-devel cmake make subversion giflib-devel \ libpng-devel libmng-devel libXdamage-devel libXcomposite-devel libXrender-devel \ fontconfig-devel libXft-devel libXcursor-devel libXfixes-devel \ ruby-devel libXScrnSaver-devel libkdcraw-devel exiv2-devel \ lcms-devel libtiff-devel sqlite-devel libxkbfile-devel \ imlib2-devel patch gstreamer-plugins-base-devel gstreamer-devel \ libical-devel

Some additional packages are required for Fedora 9 or higher:

yum install libcapseo-devel libcaptury-devel

Some optional packages for koffice support: yum install qca2-devel gsl-devel freeglut-devel \ GraphicsMagick-c++-devel GraphicsMagick-devel

akonadi uses mysql: yum install mysql-devel

This includes installation of D-Bus and CMake -- you can skip steps 5 and 6.

DCH-10/15/07: Note - It may be simpler to spin RPMs. Note that you can edit the variables in /etc/rpm/macros.kde4 (which is provided by Rawhide kde-filesystem).

The build stage then looks like:

(but in what directory?)


mkdir -p %{_target_platform}

pushd %{_target_platform}

%{cmake_kde4} ..


make %{?_smp_mflags} -C %{_target_platform}

I have had better results with creating a kdesupport rpm which means that you should not install the soprano and strigi rpms. YMMV

telsh: On a Fedora 8 System I had to install "qt4-devel" too to have qmake.

Audit this and organize by module.

below is a work-in-progress, ignore this for now


Install base toolchain:

yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'

yum install subversion cmake

Install the yum-utils package to get yum-builddep: yum install yum-utils

Basic functional desktop

yum-builddep kdelibs kdebase akonadi

Full-optionals desktop

yum-builddep kdeaccessibility kdeadmin kdeartwork \

   kdebase kdebindings kdeedu kdegames kdegraphics \
   kdelibs kdemultimedia kdenetwork kdepim \
   kdepimlibs kdeplasma-addons kdesdk kdetoys \
   kdeutils akonadi


yum-builddep koffice-suite


It generally requires the following tools installed: yum install doxygen graphviz qt-doc

Module prerequisites

To install prerequisites just run yum-builddep module-name

Where "module-name" is the name of the module you want to install

Return to building KDE 4.

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