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Old 05-20-2005, 02:58 AM   #1
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Help with Konstruct KDE and Mandrake 10.1


Hi i've done as required to build kde from source

but how do i use it? what happens next.

What ive done.
ran detektive
cd konstruct/misc/detektive/
make


cd konstruct/meta/kde/
make; make install

files are created in
/home/carl0ski/kde3.4

now what :S

thanks
 
Old 05-23-2005, 04:30 AM   #2
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in /konstruct/ there's a readme.

Quote:
After installation
==================
After installation you have to set some variables allowing your system to find
KDE binaries and libraries and KDE to allow to find its own files, for Bash:

export QTDIR=~/kde3.4
export KDEDIR=~/kde3.4
export KDEDIRS=~/kde3.4
export PATH=~/kde3.4/bin:$PATH

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/kde3.4/libSetting KDEHOME too, e.g. "export KDEHOME=~/.kdetest", will tell KDE to save
your settings to this directory and leave default ~/.kde directory unaffected.

On shadow password systems you have to set $(prefix)/bin/kcheckpass SUID root
or SGID shadow - otherwise you will not be able to unlock a locked desktop.

The complete KDE desktop is started with "startkde", most distributions start
it if you set it to the WINDOWMANAGER variable in your shell initializations.

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Old 05-23-2005, 07:31 AM   #3
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Originally posted by godzero
in /konstruct/ there's a readme.
But what does For Bash: mean?
 
Old 05-24-2005, 01:06 AM   #4
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Bash is the bourn again shell.
The text command interface you usually use (a shell is a wrapper to a cli (command line interface), bourn is a newer shell, bourn again is even newer, to over-simplify. Mandrake (and most distros) use bash as the default shell, most other shells try to be compatable with bash.

Let's look at an example line:

export QTDIR=~/kde3.4

QTDIR is a (string) variable. You are storing "~/kde3.4" into that variable
export meens remember permanently + globally, elsewise.. it only remember in that shell, and only 'till it's closed.
PS: The ~ meens /home/$CURRENT_USER/ so in your case, it would resolve to home/carl0ski/

annother common generic example:

echo $PATH
will print your current path... the $ sign meens this is a string variable, not literal text.

PATH=/usr/mystuff:$PATH
will add "/usr/mystuff:" to the begining of PATH, for only the commands you enter in the current shell

export PATH=/usr/mystuff:$PATH
will add "/usr/mystuff:" to the begining of PATH globally

there are plenty of readmes and howtos for bash.
 
  


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