[Digikam-users] Questions on how to install digiKam 3.1 cleanly under Kubuntu when running KDE 4.10?

Rasmus K. Rendsvig rendsvig at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 19:00:16 GMT 2013

I apologize for asking a lazy question, as I am sure I could find an answer
by searching. I'm getting tired now, and I hope someone "just knows".
Guidance will be much appreciated.

I have made a clean install of Kubuntu and upgraded to KDE 4.10 following
this guide [1]. I did this to install digiKam 3.1.

I realize that I have to compile the version I have downloaded, but this is
where it gets a little tricky for me, as I have not done so before.
Basically, I would prefer to not load a lot of packages into my nice, clean
new system (the harddisk is small) by doing this wrong or by doing stuff I
don't have to. I must admit that I am a little confused.

First, regarding dependencies, the digiKam and Kipi READMEs [2] list 17
packages (lines 89-101 and 60-71) that seem non-optional, whereas apt-get
build-dep digikam lists a far longer list, requiring 531 MB.
What is the minimal I can get away with?

Second, when it comes to compiling, do I then simply cd to the directory
where I have downloaded the tarball and issue

# export VERBOSE=1
# export QTDIR=/usr/lib/qt4
# export PATH=$QTDIR/bin:$PATH
# cmake . -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix`
# make
# sudo make install

as suggested by the README and then that's it? It will be properly
installed under Kubuntu and all I have to do is to delete the tarball and
then I'm done?

Kind regards,

[2] http://www.digikam.org/download?q=download/dependencies

Rasmus K. Rendsvig
Department of Philosophy, MEF
University of Copenhagen
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