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This page is a community effort to document the procedure to build various versions of KStars on various platforms and environments.
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.
To build and develop KStars, several packages may be required from your distribution. Here's a list.
To install all of these, use the following commands:
sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake kdelibs5-dev libeigen2-dev libcfitsio3-dev
Please note that INDI is unavailable in Debian testing as of this writing.
KStars development happens on KDE's git repository. (Git is an open-source version control software.). The code on git is the bleeding-edge developers' version of KStars. It does break occasionally.
To fetch the KStars source code:
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kstars
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