Getting Started/Build/Distributions/FreeBSD

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Note: This page is about KDE 4. It isn't applicable for KDE 3 development.

This page is focused on building KDE4-trunk from svn source on FreeBSD, information specific to creating/building/using the FreeBSD ports of KDE4 should be gathered on the FreeBSD Wiki.

Required Ports

  • devel/dbus
  • devel/cmake
  • x11/xorg (Presumably you could do with less... but I haven't done that yet)
  • devel/subversion
  • textproc/redland (for support/soprano)
  • misc/shared-mime-info (for libs)
  • graphics/libungif (for libs)
  • devel/boost-python (for pimlibs)
  • security/gpgme (for pimlibs)
  • multimedia/libxine (for base-or config with KDE4_DISABLE_MULTIMEDIA)
  • shells/bash (if using kdesvn-build)
  • textproc/libxslt
  • (expand as needed, this is a wiki :)

Differences from the normal build process

The page on building KDE4 trunk makes a few assumptions about your environment. Note that FreeBSD's dbus and cmake ports will work (so those sections can be skipped).

Using kdesvn-build

The kdesvn-build script can be used on FreeBSD. Note that if there are errors building qt-copy or libs, look at the issues below and fix them, then continue the build using kdesvn-build.

Errors compiling qt-copy

My build of qt-copy is failing because MAP_ANONYMOUS was not declared.

The flag MAP_ANONYMOUS is used in qt-copy/src/3rdparty/webkit/JavaScriptCore/kjs/collector.cpp:139 in function mmap(). FreeBSD's mmap() does not know the flag MAP_ANONYMOUS but MAP_ANON.

My build of qt-copy is failing when I have Qt4 from ports installed.

For some reason, the configure system will sometimes put -I/usr/local/include (which contains the ports version of qt4 headers) into the general CXXFLAGS variable. Note that there is an INCPATH variable for these include paths which should also contain -I/usr/local/include. The difference is in the compile line; CXXFLAGS's appears first, whereas the paths in INCPATH are ordered properly such that the local (current build) headers are checked first. You need to go into the directory where the build is failing (use the previous lines before the error message), and open the Makefile. You should see the the -I/usr/local/include line in the CXXFLAGS line, and you can safetly remove it IF there is a -I/usr/local/include line in INCPATH. This seems to usually happen in build_dir/qt-copy/src/plugins/sqldrivers/psql/Makefile

My build of qt-copy is failing in qatomic_x86_64.h on my 64bit system.

See Trolltech's bugzilla for a description of this problem. It's an issue with gcc3 and 64bit systems, with a particular optimization. Possible solutions described there include "To work around this bug, recompile qstylesheetstyle.cpp with removing -O2, or add the -fno-gcse compiler option."

Errors compiling kdelibs

Building kdelibs fails in kdelibs/kjs/api

For some reason, cmake is messing up the include orders in this subdirectory. As a temporary fix, open kdelibs/kjs/CMakeLists.txt, and replace include_directories( ${CMAKE_SOURCE_DIR}/kjs ${CMAKE_SOURCE_DIR}/wtf ${KDEWIN32_INCLUDES} ) with include_directories(${KDE4_KDECORE_INCLUDES} ${CMAKE_SOURCE_DIR}/wtf ${KDEWIN32_INCLUDES} )

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