[Kst] Kst 2.0.0. Beta 1 Release

D. V. Wiebe dvw at ketiltrout.net
Fri Dec 12 23:14:42 CET 2008

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 04:02:24PM -0500, D. V. Wiebe wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 03:02:09PM -0500, Barth Netterfield wrote:
> > Its supposed to, but I have had trouble w/ this on kubuntu Hardy.  I have to 
> > fully remove kst 1.x to build kst2.
> > 
> > I'm wondering if we shouldn't consider using cmake like the rest of KDE, 
> > rather than cmake?
> > 
> > cbn
> The problem appears to be effectively what Nicolas pointed out.  But the
> reason for it is rather nefarious.  It is true 1.x versions of
> libkst<foo>.so are installed in /usr/lib/ .  However, kst.pri contains
> LIBS += -L$$OUTPUT_DIR/lib -L$$OUTPUT_DIR/plugin
> I would have expected ld to find the libkst<foo> that was just built and
> put in $$OUTPUT_DIR/lib before attempting to find one in the default path
> (/usr/lib/).
> However (this is the nefarious part), qmake appears to have prepended
> (among other things) "-L/usr/X11R6/lib" to LIBS before the
> -L$$OUTPUT_DIR/lib.  This is unfortunate since, in Slackware,
> /usr/X11R6/lib is a symbolic link to /usr/lib, thus forcing ld to
> consider system libraries first, before the local ones.
> I'd argue qmake should only be inserting library paths that aren't
> already in ld's default search path.  But I don't know why qmake's
> developers wanted the X11 library directory searched first, so maybe
> there's a reason?
> -dvw

Well, the following allows me to compile kst successfully:

1) run qmake
2) remove all references to /usr/X11R6/lib in the Makefiles created by
3) make.

However, there are still a few issues with this build:

1) The library paths stored in the ELF header are wrong.  That is, they
include the directory in which kst was built, not the place where I'd
like to install it.  How do I specify the installation prefix?  Or am I
supposed to re-link before installing?

2) "make install" doesn't do anything.

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