getting started

Kishore kitts.mailinglists at
Fri Jun 25 17:04:40 UTC 2010

On Friday 25 Jun 2010 8:22:39 pm D. R. Evans wrote:
> Lindsay Mathieson said the following at 06/24/2010 02:48 PM :
> > On Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:54:21 am D. R. Evans wrote:
> >> Can any lucid user suggest which is the best PPA
> >> repository -- something that is likely to be kept pretty much
> >> up-to-date?
> > 
> > You could build it yourself - not very difficult, you don't need to build
> > the rest of kde
> The instructions say: "WARNING: You have to remove all
> KDevelop/KDevplatform/Sublime packages provided by your distribution." Any
> tinkering with official distro files makes your suggestion a non-starter
> here, I'm afraid. I've been in dependency hell too often to ever again want
> to try circumventing the distro packaging system for support libraries.
> There are several PPA repositories that would presumably manage all the
> dependencies correctly; I just don't know which is the best one to use
> (i.e., the one most likely to be kept up-to-date with changes in kdevelop).

Well! It's really not that bad. And yes, often when one here refers to 
kdevelop they really refer to both kdevplatform and kdevelop. So you would 
most likely have to be building both, first kdevplatform and then kdevelop. But 
you really do not need to build anything else. Everything else can come from 
your distribution dev packages.

I used to build these both for several months until the release. On Kubuntu as 
i recall, i only needed kdelibs5-dev, kdebase-workspace-dev and libboost-dev 
installed. There was one other package i needed that i do not recall now. Was 
that libindicate?

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