KDE Core Packages

KDE 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-3.4.1

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-0.10 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=$PATH:/opt/kde-3.4.1/bin
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:/opt/kde-3.4.1/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-3.4.1/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 a new version is to replace /opt/kde-3.4.1 with /opt/kde and to create a symlink from /opt/kde-3.4.1 to /opt/kde.

ln -v -sf kde-3.4.1 /opt/kde

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600