[kde-linux] KDE prefix ?

Dave Nebinger dnebinger at joat.com
Mon Sep 26 17:57:26 UTC 2005

> "
> checking for KDE... configure: error:
> in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE headers installed. This will
> fail.
> So, check this please and use another prefix!

Bogus (like that name ;-)

The ./configure script usually takes some parameters and will default to
something considered sane for most systems.

The error you're getting is because the configure script cannot find the
include files, etc., in an existing location, so you need to pass this info
to the configure script so it will be able to locate them on your system.

You should start with a "./configure --help" which will print out all of the
possible options that it is looking for.

In your case (for kde), you'll want to look for the options that allow you
to specify either the location of your KDE install (mine happens to be
/usr/kde/3.4) or an actual path to the headers and libraries.

Pass these as arguments to ./configure and you should be fine.

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