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    Recondite Phreak
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    Compiling KDE from source

    I'm still learning a bit of Linux, and this is probably the biggest thing I've done, so bear with me

    I use slackware 8.1.

    downloaded and installed the qt 3.1.2 in /usr/lib/qt-3.1.2
    downloaded all of the KDE libs.

    I created a directory /opt/kde-3.1, to install the newest KDE in.

    I changed QTDIR, KDEDIR, KDEHOME, PATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, to reflect the new KDE. I didn't update /etc/ld.so.conf just yet, I want to get it installed and working before I do all that

    I've compiled and installed the kdearts package.
    I went to compile the kdelibs, and the configure finishes with this message:


    You're missing libART LGPL, or your version is too old (before 2.3.8).
    KDE won't be able to render SVG icons without it, so you should
    consider installing or upgrading it.
    Have a look at http://www.levien.com (official site) or
    http://svg.kde.org/download.html for sources, or find a binary
    package for your platform.


    I downloaded and installed the libarts library to it's default location(/usr/local/include/libart_lgpl).

    I ran configure on kdelibs again, and got the same error. I decided to include /usr/local/include/libart_lgpl in my LD_LIBRARY_PATH env. var. but I'm still getting the same message. I can go ahead and build it, but it recommends that I don't. I don't know what an SVG icon is, but I might as well have it I guess

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2

    Re:Compiling KDE from source

    wow, compiling kde from source is a big job!
    you might want to try ./configure --help
    this will give you a whole lot of options, and some might be similar to --with-libart-dir=foo
    do whatever that says and it should work
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

  3. #3
    Recondite Phreak
    Guest

    Re:Compiling KDE from source

    already tried that and didn't see any options for libart(that was the first thing I did).

  4. #4

    Re:Compiling KDE from source

    Have you had any luck on this yet? When I compiled the beta version of 3.0 of KDE it took me almost two weeks to get everything worked out, trust me alastair remembers me bitching about it....Just seeing if you are having any luck thus far....
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  5. #5

    Re:Compiling KDE from source

    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn
    trust me alastair remembers me bitching about it....
    woah, that was a while ago....
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

  6. #6

    Re:Compiling KDE from source

    Yup, and it is not a project I intend on doing anytime soon, if ever again :P
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  7. #7

    Re:Compiling KDE from source

    lol

  8. #8
    Recondite Phreak
    Guest

    Re:Compiling KDE from source

    nope, couldn't seem to get to working so I gave up and patiently waited for Slack 9.0 to come out

    I'll give it another try again one of these days just to say I did it, but not for a while.

  9. #9

    Re:Compiling KDE from source

    heh

  10. #10

    Re:Compiling KDE from source

    I would still advise against it, the satisfaction of doing it isn't nearly worth the amount of pain you will endure in bashing your head against the desk, the fists against the wall, and stubbing your toes from kicking the computer! :P

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

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