[kde-linux] compiling KDE from source

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Fri Sep 19 18:17:34 UTC 2008

On Friday 19 September 2008, Sylviane et Perry White wrote:
> On Friday 19 September 2008 11:23, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > On Thursday 18 September 2008, KW Armstrong wrote:

> > > checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.3 and < 4.0) (library
> > > qt-mt) not found. Please check your installation!

> > Yes, exactly!
> > As the check above indicates, it needs at least Qt 3.3 and anything not
> > 4.0 yet.
> I'm not sure that's what the error message says; why should the program
> complain about "(library qt-mt) not found" if Armstrong didn't have an
> acceptable version of Qt?

The configure test complains about not finding Qt in an acceptable version, 
detailing which variant of the library it was looking for (qt-mt)

> > Easily solvable by installing Qt3 and its development files (e.g.
> > headers)
> I belive Qt3 is installed, but not the qt-mt (multi threading) version.

While this might certainly be possible, I haven't seen any distribution with 
the non-threaded Qt in years, especially since KDE as one of the main Qt 
using projects depends on the threaded one.


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