Problems installing KDevelop from sources

Milian Wolff mail at
Tue Aug 9 09:21:36 UTC 2011

Claas H. Köhler, 09.08.2011:
> Hello everybody!
> I tried to compile and install the KDevelp-4.3 trunk version on openSuse
> 11.4 using g++-4.6 as lined out in the wiki.
> Compilation went well and I set my KDEDIRS as follows
> install/bin% echo $KDEDIRS
> /users/koeh_cl/Software/kdevelop/release/install:/usr:/etc
> Since KDEDIRS is not set by default on my system, I guessed the KDE
> installation directories from
> install/bin% kde4-config --path config
> /users/koeh_cl/.kde4/share/config/:/usr/share/kde4/config/:/etc/kde4/share/
> config/
> The following call to kbuildsycoca4 resulted in
> install/bin% kbuildsycoca4
> kbuildsycoca4 running...
> kbuildsycoca4(9698) parseLayoutNode: The menu spec file contains a
> Layout or DefaultLayout tag without the mandatory Merge tag inside.
> Please fix your file.

Yep, most definitely a KDEDIRS issue. From where do you launch KDevelop - do 
you launch it from the konsole where you ran kbuildsycoca4 from?

Try fiddling with KDEDIRS and run the following to make sure the plugins are 

ktraderclient --servicetype KDevelop/Plugin

If that works, running KDevelop from that konsole should work as well.

Note: If you want to run through the Menu and/or KRunner, you have to set 
things up in time. E.g. by putting a proper "export KDEDIRS=..." script into 
~/.kde/env or similar.

Milian Wolff
mail at
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