Introduction to Phonon

Phonon is the multimedia API for KDE. It replaces the old aRts package. Phonon needs either the GStreamer or VLC backend.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.10 platform.

Package Information

Phonon Dependencies


CMake-3.6.2, extra-cmake-modules-5.25.0, GLib-2.50.0, and Qt-5.7.0



User Notes:

Installation of Phonon

Install Phonon by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr    \
      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release     \
      -DCMAKE_INSTALL_LIBDIR=lib     \
      -Wno-dev .. &&

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release: This switch is used to apply higher level of the compiler optimizations.

-DPHONON_BUILD_PHONON4QT5=ON: This switch is used to ensure that Qt5 version of the library is built even if Qt4 is present.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/phonon4qt5, /usr/lib/cmake/phonon4qt5, and /usr/share/phonon4qt5

Last updated on 2016-08-29 22:28:42 -0500