[PyKDE] PyKDE build story

Richard Jones rjones at ekit-inc.com
Sun Jul 21 02:42:01 BST 2002

I've got KDE 3.0.2 installed in /export/kde-stable. I've got Qt 3.0.4 
installed in /export/qt-stable. KDEDIR, QTDIR, PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH all 
point to or include these two dirs in the right way (ie. KDE runs just fine 

sip and PyQt compiled no probs.

PyKDE, however, is requiring a _lot_ of command-line configure hints:

./configure --with-python=/usr/bin/python2 \
   --with-pyqt-sip-dir=../PyQt-3.3.2/sip --prefix=/usr/bin \
   --with-sip-includes=/usr/include/python2.1/ \
   --with-kde-dir=/export/kde-stable --with-qt-dir=/export/qt-stable

Now, I figure that the sip includes could be defaulted, since sip 
automatically installs its includes in the python include dir. The kde and qt 
dirs can be defaulted to $KDEDIR and $QTDIR.

Once I got configure going, I quickly realised that I wasn't going to get much 
further. I jury-rigged support for 3.0.2 as far as I could (a symlink here, a 
KDE_3_0_2 there) before I ran into a "sip: sip/dcop.sip:44: parse error" and 
gave up :)


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