seitz at neopathnetworks.com
Wed Jan 10 17:54:58 UTC 2007
Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 January 2007 00:51, Matt Seitz wrote:
>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> For Fedora, then, I assume that means building from the source file.
>> No need to build from source. Fedora has released an update to the current
>> version of Kopete (0.12.3). Just update your system using "yum update" or
> Hi, Matthew. That's the version I'm using. I simply can't get it to work
> with video. Is there any detail/info that I could give that would assist in
Sorry, I misunderstood. When I saw the earlier message suggest the latest
version of Kopete, I thought it meant the latest stable/released version of
Kopete. I didn't know they meant a later, development version.
I have built Kopete 0.12.2 from source on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 4.
I was able to install my custom build for my use, without disturbing the
existing files that are under the control of "yum". Here's how I think you
could build the SVN development version, based on my experience:
1. Create a directory under "/opt". In my case, I used "/opt/seitz/kopete".
2. Create a directory to hold the source. For example, "/opt/seitz/kopete/src".
3. Change to that directory (cd /opt/seitz/kopete/src)
4. Download the source. In my case, I downloaded the 0.12.2 tarball. In your
case, it appears you will need to download the development source using "svn":
svn co -N svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/branches/KDE/3.5/kdenetwork
svn co svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/branches/KDE/3.5/kde-common/admin
svn up kopete
make -f Makefile.cvs
5. Create a separate build directory (ex: /opt/seitz/kopete/build). Change to
that directory (cd /opt/seitz/kopete/build)
6. Run "../kdenetwork/configure", and add the "--prefix" argument to specify
your private kopete directory. For example:
7. Run "make"
8. Run "make install"
[Note: since the build process can take a long time, I usually combine the
previous three commands in one line. That way if each step succeeds, the next
will take place automatically. If one step fails, the process stops immediately:
../kdenetwork/configure --prefix=/opt/seitz/kopete && make && make install
9. Add the KDEDIRS environment variable, specifying first your new kopete
directory, and then your default system KDE directory. I did this by modifying
[seitz at demo5 ~]$ cat /etc/profile.d/kde.sh
# Make sure KDEDIR is set
[ -z "$KDEDIR" ] && KDEDIR="/usr"
# Make sure KDEDIRS is set
[ -z "$KDEDIRS" ] && KDEDIRS="/opt/seitz/kopete:/usr"
I just saw this morning a page on the KDE web site giving an alternative method
of setting the directories KDE will use. I haven't tried the suggestions there yet:
10. Run /opt/seitz/kopete/bin/kopete
Hopefully, you will now be running your custom build of kopete.
Customer Support Manager
NeoPath Networks, Inc.
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