[Kst] kst debian installation

nicolas.brisset at free.fr nicolas.brisset at free.fr
Fri Nov 25 22:40:39 UTC 2011

Hi Henk,

> it would be nice to install kst2, however...
> i am running crunchbang linux, debian based.
> it does not have the ppa installation structure that ubuntu has,
> but is otherwise similar [it is derived from ubuntu, but stripped -
> faster].
> it would be great if you could provide a file or instructions - e.g.
> for building kst.

I don't know how Debian/Ubuntu packages work, but we have someone who provides packages (Steve Benton). Steve, would you be able to help crunchbang linux users somehow?

The alternative is to compile it yourself. It is not very hard, you need:
- a C++ compiler :-)
- Qt development tools - we recommend the excellent Qt Creator
- cmake
- dirfile or netcdf libs + headers installed if you need to read files in those formats
- libgsl+libgsl-devel if you want to have all the nice plugins that depend on them

Once you have the prerequisites, just open the CMakeLists.txt file in the cmake/ directory with Qt Creqtor (File->Open... menu) and let the cmake wizard guide you. Once cmake has run, just go to the build menu and build everything, then run kst.
To install you may need to set the prefix as instructed by the cmake messages, otherwise you can run it directly from within Qt Creator.

I hope this helps,


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