Introduction to Kate

The Kate package contains an advanced text editor for the KDE Plasma Desktop.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7-systemd platform.

Package Information

Kate Dependencies


KDE Frameworks-5.18.0




User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/kate5

Installation of Kate

Install Kate by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release          \
      -DLIB_INSTALL_DIR=lib               \
      -DBUILD_TESTING=OFF                 \
      -DQT_PLUGIN_INSTALL_DIR=lib/qt5/plugins \
      -Wno-dev .. &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

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.

-DLIB_INSTALL_DIR=lib: This switch is used to get libraries to install to $KF5_PREFIX/lib instead of $KF5_PREFIX/lib64 on a 64 bit system.

-DBUILD_TESTING=OFF: This switch is used to prevent building test programs and libraries that are of no use to an end user.

-DQT_PLUGIN_INSTALL_DIR=lib/qt5/plugins: This switch is used to ensure that Qt5 plugins are installed in the correct location.


Installed Programs: kate and kwrite
Installed Libraries: libkdeinit5_kate.so and libkdeinit5_kwrite.so
Installed Directories: $KF5_PREFIX/lib/qt5/plugins/ktexteditor, $KF5_PREFIX/lib/qt5/plugins/plasma/dataengine, $KF5_PREFIX/share/doc/HTML/*/{kate,katepart,kwrite}, $KF5_PREFIX/share/{kateproject,katexmltools}, $KF5_PREFIX/share/kxmlgui5/{kate,katebuild,katecloseexceptplugin}, $KF5_PREFIX/share/kxmlgui5/{katectags,katefiletree,kategdb}, $KF5_PREFIX/share/kxmlgui5/{katekonsole,kateopenheaderplugin}, $KF5_PREFIX/share/kxmlgui5/{kateproject,katesearch,katesnippets}, $KF5_PREFIX/share/kxmlgui5/{katesql,katesymbolviewer,katexmltools}, $KF5_PREFIX/share/kxmlgui5/{kwrite,tabswitcher} and $KF5_PREFIX/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.katesessions

Last updated on 2016-03-21 23:32:23 -0500