For example it *is* nessecary to install qt-copy, even if you keep it in the source directory (which leads to 394583069845 error messages on the console during the install). And kdelibs won't build unless something unknown is done with strigi - if it is installed into KDEDIR, it isn't just found.
when I wrote this article, it was lean and simple. It has been improved somewhere, but on most places worsened. An example is the directory structure (to get to qt-copy: cd && cd qt-copy; to get to kdelibs: cs && cd kdelibs; to get to kdepim: cs && cd KDE && cd kdepim - no one understands this!!!). Another example is cs and cb which is quite unnecessary as my initial article shows. But of course, with the complexity as the article has NOW, it IS necessary.
Why do you spoil a simple article so that even I no longer find my own subdirs ? --Tstaerk 10:25, 28 May 2007 (CEST)
svn co .../kdelibs mkdir build-kdelibs cd build-kdelibs cmake <options> ../kdelibs make install
A: This is not a typo. Read the article about setting up your .bashrc. Both cs and cb are bash functions, used to change to the KDE source directory and KDE build directory respectively.
A: No. The shell function cmakekde handels this, have a look at the file .bashrc.
A: Try the following code, replacing <modulename> with your desired module:
cs mkdir -p apidox cs apidox ../kdelibs/doc/api/doxygen.sh ../<modulename>/
I tried that and got the following:
kdedev@PC1:~/src/KDE/apidox$ ../kdelibs/doc/api/doxygen.sh ../kdepimlibs/
What is wrong here? -TMG 23:55, 28 March 2007 (CEST)
A: Right --Dhaumann
When installing KDE4, I strongly recommend installing all tools (like dbus and cmake) and kde packages into the same place, e.g. ~/install. Qt is the only exception.
The reason for this is because if you install some packages to ~/kde and some to /usr/local and maybe one in /usr then cmake will generate errors like:
-- It is impossible to order the include directories.
This is not a fatal error, so you will still be able to compile, but you will possibly be using the wrong versions of libraries and this will product problems that are very hard to diagnose.
You may not experience any problems when installed like I advise not to, however I have and you might too in some typical situations.
The CMake modules should be installed local into ~/install/cmake/modules or similar. When following the current instructions 6.1: Install additional CMake modules, it's impossible to do a non-root installation, because "kdelibs/cmake/modules/cmake_install.cmake" wants to install the modules to "/cmake/modules". (I didn't install CMake local, because my system already provided CMake > 2.4.3).
I've already tried to do this, fiddling around with CMAKE_MODULE_PATH and DATA_INSTALL_DIR but couldn't get it working.
Does anybody know how to do this properly?
--Eliasp 15:44, 4 January 2007 (CET)
Since the patents expired, why not use giflib?
In Qt part I had problems with error like this: QtForum thread. I had GCC 3.3.X installed. Using -pch flag (as in recipe) get me errors. Someone friendly gave me tip on #kde-devel not to use this flag, although I didn't test it. Instead I've just updated gcc and g++ from debian repositories. Newer version works fine as "Precompiled headers are supported in GCC (3.4 and newer)" Wikipedia pch.
- openldap - cyrus
If there was a line at the top like:
sudo apt-get install libaaa-dev libbbb-dev ...-dev ...
This would be very useful and save hours. Is this something we should do?
after running 'su - kde4' and 'export' i saw that no variables in .bashrc were set, instead the old one (of the system) where set. I tried 'su kde4' and it worked fine. Why is that?
I'm running gentoo 2006.1 amd64
Are "-pch" and "-qdbus" really needed? The configure script shows that they're enabled by default. --McEnroe 16:49, 19 April 2007 (CEST)
It would be nice to know how much space (roughly, in GB) you need for a setup to build and run the basic things and packages. --Liquidat 03:08, 7 June 2007 (CEST)
With the kdesupport package I have an install error: CMake Error: Error in cmake code at /media/local/kde-devel/kde/build/kdesupport/qca/plugins/qca-logger/cmake_install .cmake:35: FILE cannot create directory: /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/crypto. Maybe need administrative privileges. Current CMake stack: /media/local/kde-devel/kde/build/kdesupport/cmake_install.c make;/media/local/kde-devel/kde/build/kdesupport/qca/cmake_install.cmake;/media/ local/kde-devel/kde/build/kdesupport/qca/plugins/cmake_install.cmake;/media/loca l/kde-devel/kde/build/kdesupport/qca/plugins/qca-logger/cmake_install.cmake make: *** [install] Error 255
Why is it trying to install that system wide?