[kde-linux] compiling KDE from source

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Fri Sep 19 09:23:58 UTC 2008

On Thursday 18 September 2008, KW Armstrong wrote:
> Hello,
> I was wondering if anyone had any luck compiling either KDE 3.5 or KDE 4.1
> because I get errors in both.
> This is my error in KDE 3.5
> checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.3 and < 4.0) (library
> qt-mt) not found. Please check your installation!
> For more details about this problem, look at the end of config.log.
> Make sure that you have compiled Qt with thread support!
> This is one of the errors from one of the packages from KDE 4.1.1
> make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
> In a perfect world, I would rather run KDE 3.5 but I'm not sure if my
> problem there is KDE 3.5 not being able to use qt4.

Yes, exactly!
As the check above indicates, it needs at least Qt 3.3 and anything not 4.0 

Easily solvable by installing Qt3 and its development files (e.g. headers)


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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