Based on your preference, set KDE_PREFIX.
One option is to put KDE into the /usr hierarchy. This creates a simpler setup but is more difficult to try multiple versions of KDE.
A method of building multiple versions installs KDE in the /opt hierarchy:
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:
You should consider installing the desktop-file-utils-0.11 package. Though not required, this package will allow you to easily use existing .desktop files in /usr/share/applications (and any other locations identified by XDG_DATA_DIRS), and automatically add these applications to the KDE menu system.
Add to your system or personal profile:
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/kde-3.5.6/bin export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:/opt/kde-3.5.6/lib/pkgconfig
Add to your /etc/ld.so.conf:
cat >> /etc/ld.so.conf << "EOF" # Begin kde addition to /etc/ld.so.conf /opt/kde-3.5.6/lib # End kde addition EOF
Add to your /etc/man_db.conf:
cat >> /etc/man_db.conf << "EOF" # Begin kde addition to man_db.conf MANDATORY_MANPATH /opt/kde-3.5.6/man # End kde addition to man_db.conf EOF
If you prefer installing KDE in /opt, one trick to avoid the above configuration changes every time you install a new version is to replace /opt/kde-3.5.6 with /opt/kde and to create a symlink from /opt/kde-3.5.6 to /opt/kde.
ln -v -sf kde-3.5.6 /opt/kde
Last updated on 2006-04-10 13:37:03 -0500