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Old 02-15-2004, 02:07 PM   #1
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Compiling KDE 3.2.0 - "Can't open perl script "/dcopidlng/kalyptus"

I am running slackware-current. I succesfully compiled and installed (or atleast it seemed successfull to me) the kdelibs package beforehand, but now I get this error when making kdebase:

/usr/local/kde/bin/dcopidlng: line 1: kde-config: command not found
Can't open perl script "/dcopidlng/kalyptus": No such file or directory
make[3]: *** [dcop.kidl] Error 1
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

[I ran the config script with '--prefix /usr/local/kde' , but no other options.]

Thanks for the help!

Last edited by linuxgamer09483; 02-15-2004 at 02:11 PM.
Old 02-18-2004, 01:52 PM   #2
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Hi, you have to add your kde/bin path to your path env. variable.

Greets Surfaczer

Last edited by Surfaczer; 02-18-2004 at 01:56 PM.
Old 04-09-2004, 07:16 PM   #3
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I just ran into this too. Did you figure it out? What I did was simple. In the terminal that you receive the error do the following:

at the command line type export KDECONFIG=kde-config

and then type make

It will roll through everything up to the error point and then continue. Then again, you may not have an entry in for kde. That might help you. I have a soft link from /opt/kde to /opt/kde-3.2.1 (use your version number just to keep track). Then in my ldconfig config file (, I have /opt/kde/lib. Actually, come to think of it that has nothing to do with this problem, I think.
Old 04-09-2004, 08:25 PM   #4
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you are right that the entry in is not related to this problem. however, it is still a good idea to make sure that the entry for your kde libs is indeed in the especially if you will be compiling other apps that need the libs
that's just my two cents

anyway, I just ran into the same problem, thanks for the solution Kroenecker!


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