No plugins found when building kate from source

Christoph Cullmann christoph at
Sun Jul 14 16:42:05 BST 2019

On 2019-07-14 17:17, Daan De Meyer wrote:
> Hi,
> I wanted to try out the lsp plugin but after building the kate github
> repository from source using cmake and installing to /usr/local the
> plugins page in kate's settings is completely empty. I didn't manage
> to find any documentation on how to fix this.
> When installing kate via the package manager the plugins page is not
> empty as expected.
> I'm on Arch Linux if that helps.
> Any suggestions?


cool that you want to take a look.

I think the issue is that QT_PLUGIN_PATH is not set to the installed 
plugins directory

For my local compile that installs to /local/cullmann/kde/usr the 
setting is as follows (on ArchLinux)

[cullmann at kuro ~]$ echo $QT_PLUGIN_PATH

Please adjust that to your /usr/local/... and export the var before 
starting Kate.

kdesrc-build that I use generates some .config/ one can 
source for that use.


> Regards,
> Daan De Meyer

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