KDE Core Packages

Pre-installation configuration

Based on your preference, set KDE_PREFIX.

If KDE is your desktop of choice:

export KDE_PREFIX=/usr

If you want to try-out KDE:

export KDE_PREFIX=/opt/kde-3.2.2

Remember to execute ldconfig after installation of libraries to update the library cache.

If you are not installing KDE in /usr, you will need to make some configuration changes:

Add to your system or personal profile:

export PATH=$PATH:/opt/kde-3.2.2/bin
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:/opt/kde-3.2.2/lib/pkgconfig

Add to your /etc/ld.so.conf:

cat >> /etc/ld.so.conf << "EOF"
# Begin kde addition to /etc/ld.so.conf


# End kde addition

Add to your /etc/man.conf:

cat >> /etc/man.conf << "EOF"
# Begin kde addition to man.conf

MANPATH /opt/kde-3.2.2/man

# End kde addition to man.conf


If you prefer installing KDE in /opt, one trick to avoid the above configuration changes every time you install the new version is to replace /opt/kde-3.2.2 with /opt/kde and to create a symlink from /opt/kde-3.2.2 to /opt/kde.

ln -sf kde-3.2.2 /opt/kde