[kde-freebsd] how-to: install plasma5

Schaich Alonso alonsoschaich at fastmail.fm
Tue May 26 22:54:50 UTC 2015

On Tue, 26 May 2015 21:10:29 +0200
"T.C.Berner" <tcberner at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> Here's a short instruction on how to build and run the newest
> and fanciest kde desktop.
> 1) Clone the plasma5 branch of area51 to a directory of your chosing
>         # svn co http://area51.pcbsd.org/branches/plasma5
> 2) Run kdemerge -a on it
>         # plasma5/Tools/scripts/kdemerge -a /usr/ports
> 3) Edit /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk using the following command / by hand
>         # sed -i .bak_kde\
>               -e '/defined(USE_KDE4)/ s#$# || defined(USE_KDE5)#g'\
>               -e '/defined(KDE4_BUILDENV)/ s#$# ||
> defined(KDE5_BUILDENV)#g'\
>               -e 's#bsd.kde4.mk#bsd.kde.mk#g'\
>               /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk
>    [This should wire in the new KDE-bits, i.e. bsd.kde.mk should get sucked
> in
>     instead of the old bsd.kde4.mk if either USE_KDE4 or USE_KDE5 is set].
> 4) Deinstall kde4 (this will give your build greater chances to succeed :) )
>         # pkg delete kde\* attica\*
>    [This step might be a bit annoying. You may get around it, by updating
>     kdelibs4 and attica after you merged the plasma5 ports.
>     The problem is that there are header files that share the same name, and
>     lead to compile errors, when the wrong one is picked up. In the
>     plasma5-branch version of the ports, they do get installed into
>     ${LOCALBASE}/include/kde4 instead of ${LOCALBASE}/include which
>     fixes that issue. So you may get around by simply issuing
>     # portmaster kdelibs attica
>     # portmaster -o x11-themes/kde-icons-oxygen x11-themes/kde4-icons-oxygen
>     # portmaster <probably something else>
>     Though I have never tried whether this works.
>     -- I would recommend a fresh start.]
> 5) Install x11/plasma5-plasma
>         # cd /usr/ports/x11/plasma5-plasma && make install clean
>    An important note: Make sure, you have both DOCS and NLS enabled. Some
>    of the ports will not build if either is not set (sorry -- I added
>    them too soon).
> If all goes well you should now have plasma5 \o/.
> [My very old Lenovo x200 dit it in ~3h just now].
> Simply start it using "startkde" in .xinitrc with something like:
>         exec startkde > ~/startkde-`date +"%Y-%m-%d_%H-%M-%S"` 2>&1
> You should also be able to build (most) of the kde-applications 15.04
> release.
> Simply run portmaster/make on them as you see fit.
> Note: There are most likely some conflicts/breakages I didn't notice here
> (i.e. forgot to merge something). So I would be glad if you could send me
> the fallouts :) (e.g. kdepim at the moment is broken in plasma5-branch as
> there is a conflict between akonadi and kf5-akonadi, which I have to fix).
> Feel free to ask, if something is not clear.
> mfg Tobias

I think you should post this to the forums, too... or a link for this
mail in the mailing list archive.

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