Compiling HEAD on a KDE 2.2 system ( libraries paths ?)

Simon Hausmann hausmann at
Sat Sep 15 14:31:38 UTC 2001

On Sat, Sep 15, 2001 at 09:33:58AM -0500, Hugo Varotto wrote:
> Greetings,
> I got the latest version from CVS yesterday, and compiled it with the switch 
> --enable-gideon-qt2 to use QT 2.3.1 Before that, I moved my previous Gideon 
> directory to another place and got everything from the CVS server ( I wanted 
> to make sure that there were no problems with the code that I'm currently 
> writing ).
> Everything compiled fine, did and installation and everything was fine ( so 
> it seems ). So, I copied my new parts subdirectories to the parts directory, 
> continued working, compiled the new parts, installed and tried to test. 
> Horror ! it wasn't working ! ( not that I'm very surprised, my code never 
> works at the first, second or third try ;-)  
> So I started to debug, couldn't find any particular problem, and then I 
> realized ( after modifying the GUI a little bit ), that what I was actually 
> running was the previous version that I had compiled two days ago ( which 
> were located at /opt/kde/lib/kde2 ). The new versions ( and actually, all the 
> new Gideon parts compiled in the last day after getting the latest HEAD ) 
> were however installed in /opt/kde/lib/kde3  ( the in the 
> admin directory defines the library path to be lib/kde3 now ).
> No problem,I thought, I'll just copy everything in kde3 to kde2. Didn't work, 
> Gideon crashes now. OK, I'll just delete the versions inside lib/kde2, but 
> now Gideon cannot find the new versions of the parts ( included the ones that 
> were coming from the CVS version ).
> SO... my question is, what do I need to set up/modify so that 
> /opt/kde/lib/kde3 is also included in the library search path ? ( I have no 
> problems in having a version for KDE 3 and another for KDE 2). I looked at 
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH  and and there're no references to 
> /opt/kde/lib/kde2 anywhere, just to /opt/kde/lib in LD_LIBRARY_PATH. I think 
> I could go and modify the file to put lib/kde2 as the 
> installation path and recompile everything, but that doesn't sound too 
> elegant, portable, etc

Ooops, that was indeed a bug in (kde_moduledir should
point to ${exec_prefix}/lib/kde3 only for kde_qtver = 3. Should be
fixed now. Can you update and test? :)


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