make install during kde-app development?

Matt Rogers mattr at
Fri May 13 08:04:09 UTC 2005

On Thursday 12 May 2005 11:26 am, Sascha Cunz wrote:
> hi,
> i have sometimes wondered how others do solve the problem below:
> [18:18:35] <genomega_> Why is this happening - cannot find .rc file when
> the file is there? I has to be simple but...
> [18:20:20] <sacu> genomega_: developing a kde-app with kdevelop?
> [18:20:57] <genomega_> Yes
> [18:22:18] <sacu> create a directory D, "export KDEDIRS=D:$KDEDIRS" then
> configure your app with --prefix=D then make then make install ... - for my
> part, i've not yet found a better way to let kde know where to search the
> files...

That's the best way to do it w/o installing it into the main kde directory and 
makes it easiest to remove the application later if you're not using a 
package manager.

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