Getting Started/Build/Distributions/Gentoo

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Gentoo requirements

Install by hand

You can use stable ebuilds just remember to sync your portage before you begin.

Remember: All commands are executed as root.


We need to allow the following keyword masked ebuilds.

echo 'dev-util/cmake' >> /etc/portage/package.keywords echo 'dev-cpp/clucene' >> /etc/portage/package.keywords

Make sure you have set the berkdb USE flag for redland, otherwise nepomuk won't work.

echo 'dev-libs/redland berkdb' >> /etc/portage/package.use echo 'x11-libs/qt accessibility' >> /etc/portage/package.use

These are the packages you will need to emerge, I included the update option into the emerge command so you will not re-emerge anything that you might already have installed.

emerge -avu 'sys-devel/gcc' \

 'dev-util/subversion' \
 'dev-util/pkgconfig'  \
 'x11-base/xorg-x11' \
 'virtual/glut' \
 'media-libs/mesa' \
 'media-libs/jpeg' \
 'media-libs/libpng' \
 'media-libs/giflib' \
 'dev-cpp/clucene' \
 'dev-util/cppunit' \
 'media-libs/liblrdf' \
 'dev-libs/libxml2' \
 'dev-libs/libxslt' \
 'x11-misc/shared-mime-info' \
 'dev-libs/boost' \
 'dev-util/cmake' \
 'dev-libs/redland' \
 'sys-apps/dbus' \
 'sys-apps/hal' \

You will also need to emerge either 'kde-base/kdesdk' or kde-base/kdesdk-scripts'.

If you emerged DBUS, CMAKE, QT or HAL you may skip those sections respectively. Good luck!

Further dependencies are strigi, autmoc, akonado, soprano and qimageblitz. The latter two are optional but it is highly recommended that you install them nevertheless since this will result in an enhanced kde4 installation with additional features. These packages can be found in the kdesupport module that is located in the kde svn repositories: svn:// Since the module is pretty large and contains tons of things that you are probably not interested in, it is suggested that you selectively download the packages mentioned above:

The Recipe for Strigi
cs # 'cs' is a bash function, click here to learn more
mkdir kdesupport && cd kdesupport # here we crate the kdesupport folder that is also needed by the subsequent recipes
svn checkout svn://
cd strigi
The Recipe for Automoc
cd kdesupport
svn checkout svn://
cd automoc
The Recipe for Akonadi
cd kdesupport
svn checkout svn://
cd akonadi
The Recipe for Soprano
cd kdesupport
svn checkout svn://
cd soprano
The Recipe for Qimageblitz
cd kdesupport
svn checkout svn://
cd qimageblitz

Install via portage

The latest information about kde4 in gentoo can be found on

kde4 now is in the official portage tree, although it is still hard masked (will probably change soon). kde3 and kde4 can be be both installed at the same time.

You will need to unmask them (see previous link) and then install it the usual way. As the future for kde in gentoo is to use "split" packages, the best bet is to go with emerge -avD kde-base/kde-meta:kde-4

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