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This page is a community effort to document the procedure to build various versions of KStars for KDE4 on various platforms and environments. We have a [[../Building KStars KF5|separate page for the Frameworks5 version]].
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See [[../Building KStars KF5|Building KStars From Sources]].
 
 
== Why build from source? ==
 
Typically, you would want to build KStars from source if you plan to develop KStars, or stay on the bleeding edge and contribute valuable feedback.
 
 
 
== Prerequisite Packages ==
 
To build and develop KStars, several packages may be required from your distribution. Here's a list.
 
=== Required dependencies ===
 
* GNU Make, GCC -- Essential tools for building
 
* kdelibs -- KDE libraries
 
* cmake -- buildsystem used by KDE
 
* eigen -- linear algebra library
 
* zlib -- compression library
 
 
 
=== Optional dependencies ===
 
* libcfitsio -- FITS library
 
* libindi -- Instrument Neutral Distributed Interface, for controlling equipment.
 
 
 
=== Installing these packages ===
 
To install all of these, use the following commands:
 
==== Debian / Kubuntu ====
 
 
 
  sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake kdelibs5-dev libeigen3-dev libcfitsio3-dev libindi-dev zlib1g-dev
 
 
 
== Documentation on building various versions ==
 
=== Git ===
 
KStars development happens on KDE's git repository. ([http://git-scm.com Git] is an open-source version control software.). The code on git is the bleeding-edge developers' version of KStars. It does break occasionally.
 
 
 
1) create and change into a KDE development directory:
 
  mkdir ~/kde; cd ~/kde
 
2) to fetch the KStars source code:
 
  git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kstars -b Applications/14.12
 
3) create and change into a build directory for compilation:
 
  mkdir build; cd build
 
4) run the configure process with cmake:
 
  cmake ../kstars -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=debugfull -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=~/kde/usr
 
5) compile KStars:
 
  make
 
6) finally install KStars:
 
  make install
 
 
 
That’s all! This installs KStars locally into the separate directory ~/kde/usr, so that your global KDE installation will not be touched at all.
 
 
Now on to starting the newly compiled KStars. Create a file ~/kde/run.sh with the following content:
 
 
 
  #!/bin/bash
 
  export KSTARS_DIR=~/kde/usr
 
  export PATH=$KSTARS_DIR/bin:$PATH
 
  export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$KSTARS_DIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
 
  export KDEDIR=$KSTARS_DIR
 
  export KDEDIRS=$KDEDIR
 
  export XDG_DATA_DIRS=$XDG_DATA_DIRS:$KSTARS_DIR/share
 
  # update KDE's system configuration cache
 
  kbuildsycoca4
 
  # start app
 
  $@
 
 
 
Make the script executable with chmod 755 ~/kde/run.sh. Now you can run the compiled KStars version with `~/kde/run.sh kstars`. Just calling `kstars` directly will start the system version of KStars.
 
 
 
You can keep your copy up-to-date by typing `git pull --rebase` in ~/kde/kstars. Feel free to send patches to our mailing list kstars-devel@kde.org. And join #kde-edu on irc.kde.org :–)
 

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