[kde-solaris] Minimalistic SPARC KDE 3.5.7 tarball available
Adriaan de Groot
groot at kde.org
Tue Apr 1 00:27:47 CEST 2008
I've just finished using konstruct  to build a very minimal KDE 3.5.7 on my
U45 (SPARC). The resulting tarball of 95MB is on BionicMutton  for the
time being. It contains kdelibs, kdebase, kdesdk plus their dependencies --
bdb, qt, ... . I have tested this insofar as "PATH=$HOME/kde3.5.7/bin:$PATH ;
pkill dtwm ; startkde" actually starts a KDE 3.5.7 session where I can run a
konsole. KBabel runs over ssh -X, so that should be fine locally as well.
In all cases where I ran into annoying dependencies, I have simply removed
them. kdepim is somehow a dependency for sdk -- bugger that for a lark.
Fairly minimal changes were needed to konstruct itself. Patch  and BDB GAR
 are also available. In some cases the compile failed and I had to cd in
to fix things -- #include <errno.h> was missing somewhere, for instance. BDB
needs an extra cd build_unix before make that I can't finagle into GAR. There
might have been some linking or compile problems in KDE code which I don't
remember. Generally if a directory is problematic, remove it from the
Makefile one level above (or run make -k once, for pod2man issues in kdesdk).
Ah, BDB in particular needed some fiddling in order to link to libnsl --
libtool was conveniently eating that library.
For the rest, the usual Will Robinson disclaimer applies.
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