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

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 08:06:41 GMT 2013

2013/3/19 Rasmus K. Rendsvig <rendsvig at gmail.com>

> 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?

You must resolve dependencies as explained in README

> 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`

This is the pre-build configuration. If you have dependencies errors here
the rest cannot be done. Check well all messages printed and add missing

> # make

this is the compilation process

> # sudo make install

This is the install process on the system.

> 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?

yes it can be.

Gilles Caulier
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