[Digikam-users] digiKam 1.2.0 released... / Ubuntu installation recommendation

Vlado Plaga rechner at vlado-do.de
Sat Apr 3 18:35:45 BST 2010

Am Fri, 2 Apr 2010 23:29:28 +0200
schrieb Pierre <caracole.ubuntu at gmail.com>:

> debian/rules:3: /usr/share/pkg-kde-tools/makefiles/1/cdbs/kde.mk:
> Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type

For those who can't read French: that would be "No such file or

It seems like I forgot one important step in my instruction list:

0. apt-get build-dep digikam

That should give you everything you need to build the package. You
might still have to install "fakeroot" though, unless you want to build
the package as root.

Speaking of updates to my digiKam build/ installation instructions:
Bill suggested to just use a PPA to install binary packages - but the
PPA he mentioned only works for Ubuntu 9.10 and for three architectures
(not my PowerPC). Still you can use the diff from there, instead of
from the Debian archive, so you get a properly named 1.2 package:


By the way: 

In case the build-dep method did not solve your problem:

When I get such messages I usually try to find out which package could
contain the file by using "apt-file".

If you haven't got apt-file yet:

# aptitude install apt-file
# sudo apt-file update


# apt-file search kde.mk

This gives "cdbs: /usr/share/cdbs/1/class/kde.mk" (and four more hits).

But it's clear: you need to install the package "cdbs".


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