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In openSUSE 10.2 and newer, you can install packages using Zypper: sudo zypper install <package-name>

In older releases of SUSE, you can use YaST: su yast -i <packagename>

Required Packages

The packages you will need to install are: xorg-x11-devel libxml2-devel kdesdk3 clucene-core-devel boost-devel libjpeg-devel liblrdf-devel libpng-devel libxslt-devel libredland-devel Mesa-devel giflib-devel subversion gcc gcc-c++ gmp-devel (needed to build kdesupport) xine-devel libgpgme-devel (needed to build kdepimlibs)

Optional Packages

You can skip the manual and painful installation kdesupport and its dependencies ( Qt 4.3, CMake 2.4.6, DBus, Hal, clucene-core, Strigi, Soprano and other Nepomuk dependencies) by adding the KDE:KDE4 repository from the openSUSE Build Service to your installation sources.

For openSUSE 10.2 and newer do: sudo zypper service-add KDE4-102

For older versions of SUSE Linux do: su installation_sources -a[YOUR SUSE LINUX VERSION]

Now install the following packages: cmake dbus-1-devel libqt4-devel libqca2-devel libsoprano-devel libqimageblitz-devel strigi strigi-ui

CMake binary packages for openSUSE are available from the KDE:KDE4 repository as well as from the openSUSE build service.

There are a lot more packages that are needed to satisfy the config-check, such as libusb-devel, bison etc., so look out for the config notifications and install accordingly. Please remember to skip any instructions that refer to kdesupport below. Start to compile with kdelibs.

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