running different version from its build directory?

Kevin Funk kfunk at
Sat Sep 28 10:56:44 BST 2019

On Saturday, 28 September 2019 11:15:42 CEST René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking for suggestions/best-practices on how to do safe test runs of a
> newer KDevelop version from its build directory or else a "destroot" (e.g.
> 5.4.3 with 5.3.2 installed)?


Running from the build directory is not easily doable; as the libs + plugins 
built by KDevelop are not being placed in a common sub-directory [1]. Could be 
be fixed by adding some more CMake logic, but that needs to be implemented & 
tested, etc..

I'm not sure what's the problem with the traditional way of installing 
KDevelop into a separate prefix (-> -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=...), setting up 
running the specific kdevelop binary then? That always worked fine.

Also see:


> I guess I could make an AppImage but I have no idea what the associated
> learning curve and overhead are.

As you indicated, that's overkill. There's a much simpler solution.

> Thanks,
> R.

[1] Hint:

Kevin Funk | kfunk at |
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