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Old 09-02-2004, 01:14 PM   #1
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Debian kernel 2.6.7-1-686 - Error MAKE XCONFIG - Missing QTDIR




I am running Debian 2.6.7-1-686

apt tells me QT3 (or whatever the current version is) is already at its newest version.

note, I am trying to install the bootsplash patch from www.bootsplash.org

I have downloaded and installed the kernel headers and source relating to my kernel.

I have unpacked the source and created a symlink or softlink (not 100% sure) with "ln -s" to "/usr/src/linux"

I have downloaded the relevant bootsplash.diff to my kernel source directory.

I have applied the patch using "patch -p1 <bootsplash.diff

when I then go to "make xconfig" I get the following
Code:
*
* Unable to find the QT installation. Please make sure that the
* QT development package is correctly installed and the QTDIR
* enviroment variable is set to the correct location.
*
make[1]: *** [scripts/kconfig/.tmp_qtcheck] Error 1
make: *** [xconfig] Error 2
I have tried setting the QTDIR variable as follows
Code:
# QTDIR=/usr/share/qt3/lib make xconfig
But that gives the same error. There are other QT folders, but I am not searching for and then through all of them trial and error. My wife wants me to come to bed

So, how do I get round this little hiccup?

So far, I have got X working and I have snazzy colours when I do ls as shell.

This just leaves the bootsplash (above), nvidia drivers (should be easy (this time), OSS or ALSA (possibly) and KDE (Piece of P***)

Then I will burn all the packages I have downloaded to disc so I don't have to spend 4 hours waiting for KDE for about the 6th time (If it goes wrong I tend to nuke and pave - don't bother me too much because I have a win partitons too. (will be trying out KDE shel on XP Pro at some point)).
 
Old 09-02-2004, 01:29 PM   #2
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Like most distros, Debian splits packages into runtime libs and development (compile time) libs. You obviously have the QT runtime libs, but to use the QT kernel config gui, your system needs the QT development libs, Install these, or if your immediate objective is to configure a new kernel, why not just use make menuconfig ?

Mad.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 02:37 PM   #3
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thank you for your advice, I will try the "make menuconfig" and see what happens, I am going for make xconfig as that is what the insrtuctions tell me to do.

Should I wish to download thedev libs, what should I look for on apt?
 
Old 09-02-2004, 03:01 PM   #4
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I have a debian woody box at work, it suggests the package name as libqt3-dev.

Mad.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 06:15 PM   #5
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many thanks.
 
  


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