need help building Trunk

Aaron Peterson myusualnickname at
Sat Jul 31 02:25:31 CEST 2010

My first linux experience was with mandrake, then  a few geeks at the
lug had me set up with gentoo.. I think I did build KDE4 back then
once..  I would think that gentoo portage could be minorly modified
into a great development build system... just specify that my changes
to source should be treated as patches, and have alternate install

I wish it were that easy.

for a while, I thought apt could be used to build from sources, and
debian people were just not ridiculous with spending 20 hours to make
something 2 percent faster...

2010/7/30 Michael Pyne <mpyne at>:
> On Thursday, July 29, 2010 21:50:48 Aaron Peterson wrote:
>> michael, I am posting that information at:
>> What distro are you using? and how do you have the prerequisites installed?
> I use Gentoo. Honestly most of the dependencies are easy because of the way
> Gentoo works, if I've installed kdelibs and Qt on Gentoo I already have most
> of the dependencies by definition.
> Other distributions usually have features to automatically install required
> development packages for a given binary package though, so be sure to look at
> that for your distro.
>> I have decided to start writing a wizard to generate kdesrc-buildrc's
>> dependant on what distro / prerequisites are installed and branch
>> desired.
>> ask what branch to use..
>>  test if a few files exist, and their versions,
>> check environment and ask where the user wants them installed.
> If people end up finding that useful please let me know so I can link to it
> from the kdesrc-build website. Good luck! :)
> Regards,
>  - Michael Pyne
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