[kde-linux] KDE prefix ?

Bogus Zaba bogzab at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Sep 26 18:34:14 UTC 2005

Kevin Krammer wrote:

>On Monday 26 September 2005 19:51, Bogus Zaba wrote:
>>I am a lazy kind of bloke and tend ot install most of my software from
>>RPMs where somebody has done a lot of work on my behalf.
>>Every now and then I want to install something that is only available as
>>sources and then I read the readmes, helpmes and set off bravely. I
>>often find however (most recently with kopete and arson) that the first
>>step (./configure) works through a whole of of checks which I seem to
>>pass OK and then reports :
>>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!
>The configure script is usually able to detect the headers in the standard 
>places, so I think it is more likely you do not have them install.
>Look for an package called kde-devel or kdelibs-devel or similar (the -devel 
>indicates it is a developer package, needed only when compiling stuff)
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Many thanks - That sounds familiar. I failed to install the 
kdelibs-devel (or similar) package because I was warned of some bad 
dependencies. I will go back to that install and see what I can fix there.

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