Talk:Installing third party softwares in terminal/Build/KDE4
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.
We should provide multiple versions of these instructions based on which OS the user wishes to compile on. Right now the windows instructions are on kdelibs.com and I don't know of any Mac instructions. Mattr 17:42, 26 December 2006 (CET)