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Thread: problems installing kde progs from source

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    problems installing kde progs from source

    I'm having problems getting KDE programs installed. I get them configured and compiled just fine, but then I run 'make install' as root and it seems to work fine but doesn't seem to install the program. I could run them by going into the source directory and running the binary there.

    Upon further investigation, I found that the programs were being installed in /usr/local/kde/share/apps/<program name> and the binary file is in /usr/local/kde/bin which I didn't have in my path.

    So I added it to my path, and I can run the programs, but they are running odd. None of the custom icons or pictures show up in the programs (they are replaced by an icon with a question mark) and programs that have files to access (like a database of some sort) give error when it can't find it.

    So, how can I specify where to install the program or how can I tell the program where to find the files it is looking for? Thanks for your help!

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    Re: problems installing kde progs from source

    the --prefix= option is your friend...

    do a ./configure --help

    --prefix= will tell it where to go. specify --prefix=/usr/local/ is teh default, so stuff goes in /usr/local/bin /usr/local/share/kde etc etc.

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    Re: problems installing kde progs from source

    Thanks for the information. I'll try that right now.

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