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Old 02-18-2006, 01:02 AM   #1
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error while configuring an install from source

I am trying to install K3B and ran into this error

checking for KDE... configure: error:
in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE headers installed. This will fail.
So, check this please and use another prefix!
I switched the desktop to KDE and tried ./configure again and got the same message. I know what headers are, but I don't know what the prefix is. I also don't know where KDE headers are or should be.
Old 02-18-2006, 03:05 AM   #2
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You may need to install the kde development files - I think they are on the FC2 disks.

Or the refix could be off ... the header files are stored in <prefix>/include/KDE (I think - read the comments in the "configure" script to make sure) ... for eg. If they are installed in /usr/include/KDE then the prefix is supposed to be "/usr".

try running ./configure --prefix=/usr

Note: AFAIK, K3B is available via yum. (It's probably even on the install disks... I used to have FC2 but I never used KDE and I forget.)

And then:

And - I'll point you to, for general FC info and explainations, this site cannot be beat. Go there, learn.
setting KDEDIR=/usr will also work. (only replace "/usr" with your actual prefix).


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