[kde-linux] KDE 4.0.3 "Unable to load library" problem

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Thu May 8 10:24:26 UTC 2008

Erbureth wrote:

> I have not read it before, so I did now. You have an example .bash_profile, so I
> have compared it to my .bashrc (included in my original post along the build logs) and
> only difference I saw was about XDG paths. I do not quite understand it, could you
> please comment it?

Obviously, if you installed in a different location, you are going to 
need to set these to different values.  If you don't know what these 
environment variables are, then try Google.

>  > My distro is LFS (Linux From Scratch) so I only felt qualified to list 
>  > the dependencies for it:
>  > http://techbase.kde.org/Getting_Started/Build/KDE4/LFS
> I was using dependencies for my distro on 
> http://techbase.kde.org/Getting_Started/Build/KDE4/Kubuntu_and_Debian
> hope its the same :)

There are going to be some differences.

>  > I have a political problem here.  I think that there are errors in the 
>  > instructions to build KDE 4 TRUNK but I can't write a blurb saying that 
>  > they are wrong.
>  > Back to your installation.
>  > Where did you install KDE-4.0.3?  It needs to go in a private directory.
> I installed it to /home/kde-devel/kde
>  > Are you running KDE-4.0.3 from a user account dedicated to that purpose?
> Yes, I use dedicated user account kde-devel, as advised in the tutorial.
>  > Note that I list a *lot* of environment variables that need to be set.
>  > I think that your specific problem is that you don't have 
>  > LD_LIBRARY_PATH set correctly.
>   I set my LD_LIBRARY_PATH according to tutorial in my .bashrc file (included in my origial post along the build logs)
Just for the record, you shouldn't use ".bashrc" to set environment 
variables.  Only the script functions should be in it.

IAC, since you can't load libraries, you are having a problem there.

Please open a Konsole in your regular user account:

	su - kde


and post it.


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