[kde-solaris] Minimalistic SPARC KDE 3.5.7 tarball available

Jan Hlodan jan.hlodan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 12:15:20 CEST 2008

Hi Adriaan,

If I hit: startkde, small blue window appears ( it should be KDM ).
That's all.
Nothing works there.


Jan Hlodan

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 12:27 AM, Adriaan de Groot <groot at kde.org> wrote:
> I've just finished using konstruct [1] to build a very minimal KDE 3.5.7 on my
>  U45 (SPARC). The resulting tarball of 95MB is on BionicMutton [4] 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 [2] and BDB GAR
>  [3] 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.
>  [ade]
>  [1] svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/branches/KDE/3.5/konstruct
>  [2] http://www.bionicmutton.org/solaris/tmp/konstruct.diff
>  [3] http://www.bionicmutton.org/solaris/tmp/konstruct-bdb.tar.gz
>  [4] http://www.bionicmutton.org/solaris/tmp/kde3.5.7.tar.gz
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