I lost the forums In this site, while upgrading my server, but since this post is really visited, I am going to recreate it here:

Here is the draft version, later I will make a better one.

Installing KDE 4 on Centos This is an unfinished work, as until now I could have not been able to install (compile) KDE 4 on Centos 5, I will post here the steps I already did, and the error I have found, If someone can continue with the job please post below on this thread, I will also still continue trying.

I will post step by step what I did, first install a basic Centos5, with Gnome, and not KDE (as we are supposed to compile it later)

Code: yum install xorg-x11-proto-devel To solve error: X11/Xlib.h: No such file or directory Code: yum install libXext-devel to solve /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXext Code: yum install glib-devel

Code: yum install giflib-devel Code: yum install openssl-devel

Installing cmake

Code: wget http://www.cmake.org/files/v2.4/cmake-2.4.7.tar.gz tar xvzf cmake-2.4.7.tar.gz mkdir cmake-build cd cmake-build ../cmake-2.4.7/bootstrap gmake sudo gmake install

Installing QT 4.3

Code: wget http://ftp.silug.org/mirrors/ftp.trolltech.com/qt/source/qt-x11-opensource-src-4.3.3.tar.gz tar xvzf qt-x11-opensource-src-4.3.3.tar.gz cd [qt_directory] ./configure -nomake examples -nomake demos -qt-gif -no-exceptions -debug -qt3support -qdbus gmake gmake install PATH=/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.3.3/bin:$PATH export PATH

Installing KDE support

As I have not found a .tar.gz for this, I had to use svn and followed the KDE instructions, to build it.

Build Kde Support from SVN

be sure to read this: Environmental variables to build KDE

Installing Clucene

Code: wget http://ufpr.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/clucene/clucene-core-0.9.20.tar.gz tar xvzf clucene-core-0.9.20.tar.gz cd clucene-core-0.9.20 ./autogen.sh ./configure make make install

Installing Strigi

Code: wget http://www.vandenoever.info/software/strigi/strigi-0.5.7.tar.bz2 tar xvjf strigi-0.5.7.tar.bz2 cd strigi-0.5.7 cmake . make make install

Installing KDELibs

Code: mkdir /root/kde4/source/ cd /root/kde4/source/ Code: wget http://download.kde.org/stable/4.0.0/src/kdelibs-4.0.0.tar.bz2 Code: tar xvjf kdelibs-4.0.0.tar.bz2 Code: cd .. mkdir kde4build cd kde4build cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/src -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=debugfull -DKDE4_BUILD_TEST=ON /usr/src/kdelibs-4.0.0 make

I am here, and I found this error:

Quote: [ 49%] Building CXX object phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/CMakeFiles/kaudiodevicelist.dir/audiodeviceenumerator.o /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp: In member function ‘void Phonon::AudioDeviceEnumeratorPrivate::findDevices()’: /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp:67: warning: unused variable ‘cacheVersion’ /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp: In member function ‘void Phonon::AudioDeviceEnumeratorPrivate::findVirtualDevices()’: /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp:163: error: ‘snd_device_name_hint’ was not declared in this scope /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp:170: error: ‘snd_device_name_get_hint’ was not declared in this scope /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp:194: error: ‘snd_device_name_free_hint’ was not declared in this scope /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp:196: error: ‘snd_config_update_free_global’ was not declared in this scope /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp:197: error: ‘snd_config_update’ was not declared in this scope /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp:198: error: ‘snd_config’ was not declared in this scope /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp:206: error: ‘snd_input_t’ was not declared in this scope /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp:206: error: ‘sndInput’ was not declared in this scope /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp:207: error: ‘snd_input_buffer_open’ was not declared in this scope /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp:209: error: ‘snd_config’ was not declared in this scope /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp:209: error: ‘snd_config_load’ was not declared in this scope /root/kde4/src/kdelibs-4.0.0/phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/audiodeviceenumerator.cpp:210: error: ‘snd_input_close’ was not declared in this scope make[2]: ** [phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/CMakeFiles/kaudiodevicelist.dir/audiodeviceenumerator.o] Error 1 make[1]: ** [phonon/libkaudiodevicelist/CMakeFiles/kaudiodevicelist.dir/all] Error 2 make: *** [all] Error 2

If someone find this useful, or find any other error please post here with the solution, or with the answer, so we can go all together, to finish this task.

=================== Solution from another user =====================================

This is how I installed it from a minimum CentOS 5.2 install. There were some problems, read the comments below if something fails.

If you have KDE 3 installed, uninstall it first because I will install everything in /usr. If it’s not uninstalled you may get some weird problems when you run KDE 4.

Install CentOS 5.2, unticking everything so you install the minimum crap possible.

I assume you’ll be root all the time, but you usually only need to be root when installing the apps or running yum, not when compiling.

Compile in parallel. Change the “2” to your number of CPUs.

export MAKEOPTS=”-j2” alias makeinst=’make $MAKEOPTS && make install && echo done’

We’ll do all the dirty stuff in ~/work

cd mkdir work cd work

Install rpmforge because it has some packages not in the centos repos.

# Modify the link if it’s an x86-64 machine. The latest release can be found # here: http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/rpmforge-release/. Grab the .el5. # rpm package, i386 for 32-bit systems or x86_64 for 64-bit systems. wget http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/rpmfo…f.i386.rpm rpm -Uhv rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm yum update

We need X

yum groupinstall “X Software Development” “X Window System”

Install some needed programs/libs

yum install expat expat-devel gettext gettext-devel hal-devel \ curl-devel intltool bison freeglut freeglut-devel libnl-devel \ xmms xmms-devel libXtst-devel cyrus-sasl cyrus-sasl-devel \ cyrus-sasl-gssapi cyrus-sasl-ldap cyrus-sasl-md5 cyrus-sasl-ntlm \ cyrus-sasl-plain openldap-devel gnokii gnokii-devel gnokii-gui \ gphoto2-devel sane-backends-devel sane-frontends chmlib chmlib-devel \ libXxf86vm-devel libmusicbrainz libmusicbrainz-devel cdparanoia \ cdparanoia-devel flac-devel ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel libotr libotr-devel \ gmp-devel ocaml readline-devel libqalculate libqalculate-devel \ cln-devel xscreensaver ‘xscreensaver-*’ ggz-client-libs libjpeg-devel \ ggz-client-libs-devel system-config-printer subversion-devel libjpeg \ install gcc gcc-c++ dbus-glib-devel cups-devel libXinerama-devel \ gnome-vfs2-devel sqlite-devel python-devel boost boost-devel bzip2-devel \ pcre-devel libxslt-devel aspell-devel enchant enchant-devel giflib-devel \ avahi-devel avahi-glib-devel openexr openexr-devel xine-lib xine-lib-devel \ libraw1394 libraw1394-devel libXrandr libXrandr-devel bluez-libs-devel \ lm_sensors lm_sensors-devel libxklavier libxklavier-devel libxkbfile-devel \ gpgme gpgme-devel exiv2 exiv2-devel lcms-devel

Install latest DBus. The one you have is too old for some programs.

cd ~/work wget http://dbus.freedesktop.org/releases/dbu…2.3.tar.gz tar xzf dbus-1.2.3.tar.gz cd dbus-1.2.3 ./configure –prefix=/usr –exec-prefix=/ –libexecdir=/usr/libexec \ –bindir=/bin –libdir=/lib –includedir=/usr/include \ –localstatedir=/var –sysconfdir=/etc –with-xml=expat makeinst dbus-uuidgen –ensure # Make sure the pkg-config file is where it should be, overwriting the old # dbus v1.0 file. mv -f /lib/pkgconfig/dbus-1.pc /usr/lib/pkgconfig/dbus-1.pc cd ~/work wget http://dbus.freedesktop.org/releases/dbu….76.tar.gz tar xzf dbus-glib-0.76.tar.gz cd dbus-glib-0.76 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install CMake

cd ~/work wget http://www.cmake.org/files/v2.6/cmake-2.6.1.tar.gz tar xzf cmake-2.6.1.tar.gz cd cmake-2.6.1 ./bootstrap –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install flex >= 2.5.31

cd ~/work wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/flex/…35.tar.bz2 tar xjf flex-2.5.35.tar.bz2 cd flex-2.5.35 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install iconv

cd ~/work wget http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/libiconv/libi….12.tar.gz tar xzf libiconv-1.12.tar.gz cd libiconv-1.12 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install libxml2

cd ~/work wget ftp://xmlsoft.org/libxml2/libxml2-sources-2.6.32.tar.gz tar xzf libxml2-sources-2.6.32.tar.gz cd libxml2-2.6.32 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install liboil

cd ~/work wget http://liboil.freedesktop.org/download/l….15.tar.gz tar xzf liboil-0.3.15.tar.gz cd liboil-0.3.15 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install gstreamer:

cd ~/work wget http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/src/gst….20.tar.gz tar xzf gstreamer-0.10.20.tar.gz

cd gstreamer-0.10.20 ./configure –disable-failing-tests –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install gstreamer plugin (base)

cd ~/work wget http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/src/gst….20.tar.gz tar xzf gst-plugins-base-0.10.20.tar.gz cd gst-plugins-base-0.10.20 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install latest Qt4

cd ~/work wget http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/Qt/qt/sou…4.1.tar.gz tar xzf qt-x11-opensource-src-4.4.1.tar.gz cd qt-x11-opensource-src-4.4.1 ./configure -qt-gif -release -fast -dbus-linked -nomake examples -nomake demos -prefix /usr makeinst # Make sure QT4 bins are used before QT3 bins export PATH=/usr/bin:$PATH

Install clucene

cd ~/work wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/clucene….20.tar.gz tar xzf clucene-core-0.9.20.tar.gz cd clucene-core-0.9.20 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install shared-mime-info

cd ~/work wget http://freedesktop.org/~hadess/shared-mi…51.tar.bz2 tar xjf shared-mime-info-0.51.tar.bz2 cd shared-mime-info-0.51 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install Jasper

cd ~/work wget http://www.ece.uvic.ca/~mdadams/jasper/s….900.1.zip unzip jasper-1.900.1.zip cd jasper-1.900.1 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install wireless-tools

cd ~/work wget http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tour….29.tar.gz tar xzf wireless_tools.29.tar.gz cd wireless_tools.29 make PREFIX=/usr make PREFIX=/usr install

Install Network Manager 0.6.5

cd ~/work wget http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/N….5.tar.bz2 tar xjf NetworkManager-0.6.5.tar.bz2 cd NetworkManager-0.6.5 ./configure –prefix=/usr –without-gnome && makeinst

install pciutils

# (kdebase didn’t detect it so this could be useless) cd ~/work wget ftp://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/pub/linux…0.0.tar.gz tar xzf pciutils-3.0.0.tar.gz cd pciutils-3.0.0 edit makefile, set PREFIX to /usr make ZLIB=yes DNS=yes SHARED=yes && make install-lib && make install && echo done

Install libassuan

cd ~/work wget ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/libassuan/lib….4.tar.bz2 tar xjf libassuan-1.0.4.tar.bz2 cd libassuan-1.0.4 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install opensync

cd ~/work wget http://www.opensync.org/download/release….36.tar.gz tar xzf libopensync-0.36.tar.gz cd libopensync-0.36 mkdir build && cd build cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr pwd/.. -Wno-dev && makeinst

Install PyQt4 and SIP. Latest versions here:

# http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/sip/download # http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/softwa…t/download cd ~/work wget http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/static…7.7.tar.gz tar xzf sip-4.7.7.tar.gz cd sip-4.7.7 python configure.py && makeinst cd ~/work wget http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/static…4.3.tar.gz tar xzf PyQt-x11-gpl-4.4.3.tar.gz cd PyQt-x11-gpl-4.4.3 python configure.py && makeinst

Install poppler

cd ~/work wget http://poppler.freedesktop.org/poppler-d…2.0.tar.gz tar xzf poppler-data-0.2.0.tar.gz cd poppler-data-0.2.0 edit Makefile and change prefix to /usr from /usr/local makeinst cd ~/work wget http://poppler.freedesktop.org/poppler-0.8.5.tar.gz tar xzf poppler-0.8.5.tar.gz cd poppler-0.8.5 ./configure –prefix=/usr –enable-zlib –enable-poppler-qt4 && makeinst

Install raptor

cd ~/work wget http://download.librdf.org/source/raptor-1.4.18.tar.gz tar xzf raptor-1.4.18.tar.gz cd raptor-1.4.18 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install redland

cd ~/work wget http://download.librdf.org/source/redland-1.0.8.tar.gz tar xzf redland-1.0.8.tar.gz cd redland-1.0.8 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install rasqal

cd ~/work wget http://download.librdf.org/source/rasqal-0.9.16.tar.gz tar xzf rasqal-0.9.16.tar.gz cd rasqal-0.9.16 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install ghostscript

cd ~/work wget http://ghostscript.com/releases/ghostscr…62.tar.bz2 tar xjf ghostscript-8.62.tar.bz2 cd ghostscript-8.62 ./configure –prefix=/usr –enable-dynamic –disable-gtk –with-jasper –with-x –with-libiconv=gnu && makeinst make -j2 soinstall && echo done

Install libspectre

cd ~/work wget http://libspectre.freedesktop.org/releas…2.0.tar.gz tar xzf libspectre-0.2.0.tar.gz cd libspectre-0.2.0 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install DjVuLibre

cd ~/work wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/djvu/dj…0-5.tar.gz tar xzf djvulibre-3.5.20-5.tar.gz cd djvulibre-3.5.20 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install libzip

cd ~/work wget http://www.nih.at/libzip/libzip-0.9.tar.bz2 tar xjf libzip-0.9.tar.bz2 cd libzip-0.9 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install ebook-tools

cd ~/work wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/ebook-t…1.1.tar.gz tar xzf ebook-tools-0.1.1.tar.gz cd ebook-tools-0.1.1 cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr . -Wno-dev && makeinst

Install QCA

cd ~/work wget http://delta.affinix.com/download/qca/2…..1.tar.bz2 tar xjf qca-2.0.1.tar.bz2 cd qca-2.0.1 ./configure –prefix=/usr –disable-tests && makeinst

Install libvncserver

cd ~/work wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/libvncs…9.1.tar.gz tar xzf LibVNCServer-0.9.1.tar.gz cd LibVNCServer-0.9.1 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install Decibel

# Can’t get this to work anymore. Fails when building telepathy-qt. Used to work. # Decibel is optional so forget it if it won’t compile. cd ~/work svn co https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/tapi…lepathy-qt cd telepathy-qt mkdir build && cd build cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr pwd/.. -Wno-dev && makeinst cd ~/work svn co https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/tapi…tapioca-qt cd tapioca-qt mkdir build && cd build cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr pwd/.. -Wno-dev && makeinst cd ~/work wget http://decibel.kde.org/fileadmin/downloa…5.0.tar.gz tar xzf decibel-0.5.0.tar.gz cd decibel-0.5.0 mkdir build && cd build cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr pwd/.. -Wno-dev && makeinst

Install libfacile

cd ~/work wget http://www.recherche.enac.fr/log/facile/…1.1.tar.gz tar xzf facile-1.1.tar.gz cd facile-1.1 ./configure && makeinst

Install OpenBabel

cd ~/work wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/openbab…2.0.tar.gz tar xzf openbabel-2.2.0.tar.gz cd openbabel-2.2.0 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install cfitsio

cd ~/work wget ftp://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/software/fit…090.tar.gz tar xzf cfitsio3090.tar.gz cd cfitsio ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install indilib

cd ~/work wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/indi/in…0.5.tar.gz tar xzf indilib-0.5.tar.gz cd indi ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install libnova

cd ~/work wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/libnova…2.2.tar.gz tar xzf libnova-0.12.2.tar.gz cd libnova-0.12.2 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install gmm++

cd ~/work wget http://download.gna.org/getfem/stable/ge…0.3.tar.gz tar xzf getfem++-3.0.3.tar.gz cd getfem++-3.0.3 ./configure –prefix=/usr –enable-boost && makeinst

Install GSL

cd ~/work wget ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gsl/gsl-1.11.tar.gz tar xzf gsl-1.11.tar.gz cd gsl-1.11 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install libarchive

cd ~/work wget http://people.freebsd.org/~kientzle/liba…5.5.tar.gz tar xzf libarchive-2.5.5.tar.gz cd libarchive-2.5.5 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Install libxcb. The latest version requires python > the version we have

# so install an earlier version. I chose v1.1 but it’s possible a later # version also works. cd ~/work wget http://www.paldo.org/paldo/sources/pthre….1.tar.bz2 tar xjf libpthread-stubs-0.1.tar.bz2 cd libpthread-stubs-0.1 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst cd ~/work wget http://xcb.freedesktop.org/dist/xcb-proto-1.1.tar.gz tar xzf xcb-proto-1.1.tar.gz cd xcb-proto-1.1 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst cd ~/work wget http://xcb.freedesktop.org/dist/libxcb-1.1.tar.gz tar xzf libxcb-1.1.tar.gz cd libxcb-1.1 ./configure –prefix=/usr && makeinst

Hack for kdesupport. It can’t find this include file.

cp /usr/lib/glib-2.0/include/glibconfig.h /usr/include/

Install kdesupport

mkdir ~/work/kde cd ~/work/kde svn co svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/kdesupport/ mkdir -p build/kdesupport cd build/kdesupport cmake ../../kdesupport/ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release -Wno-dev makeinst

Download all KDE files. We’re building everything whether you like it or not.

# Go here http://www.kde.org/download/#v4.1 and pick a closer mirror than .se cd ~/work/kde for f in kdeaccessibility kdelibs kdeadmin kdemultimedia \ kdeartwork kdenetwork kdebase kdepim \ kdebase-runtime kdepimlibs kdebase-workspace kdeplasma-addons \ kdebindings kdesdk kdeedu kdetoys kdegames kdeutils \ kdegraphics kdewebdev do wget http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/kde/stable/4.1.0….0.tar.bz2 tar xjf ${f}-4.1.0.tar.bz2 mv ${f}-4.1.0 $f rm -f ${f}-4.1.0.tar.bz2 mkdir build/$f done

Fix some kdebase dirs

mv kdebase-runtime/ kdebase/runtime mv kdebase-workspace/ kdebase/workspace

Build first part of KDE 4.1

for i in kdelibs kdebase kdepimlibs do cd ~/work/kde cd build/$i cmake ../../$i/ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release -Wno-dev && \ make $MAKEOPTS install && echo done done

Install PyKDE4

# This doesn’t work anymore cd ~/work wget http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/stat…-1.tar.bz2 tar xjf PyKDE4-4.0.2-1.tar.bz2 cd PyKDE4-4.0.2-1 python configure.py && makeinst

Build the rest of KDE 4.1

# kdebindings will fail, but worked before. Just remove it if it fails. for i in kdeaccessibility kdeadmin kdeartwork kdebindings \ kdeedu kdegames kdegraphics kdemultimedia kdenetwork kdepim \ kdeplasma-addons kdesdk kdetoys kdeutils kdewebdev do cd ~/work/kde cd build/$i cmake ../../$i/ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release -Wno-dev && \ make $MAKEOPTS install && echo done done cd ~/work/kde echo DONE

Now to start KDE 4. echo startkde > ~/.xinitrc startx