Author: David DeTinne
Date: 30-07-00 16:12
I love this site!
I think an article about building KDE on FreeBSD without using the ports would be great. Here are some issues an average user(linux convert) runs in to.
1. make V. gmake.
What is the difference and why is most of the ports using gmake?
How does one go about loading the libraries once they are built without this handy config file sitting the /etc directory?
3. jpeg port.
What is going on with this port???? It seems that even some of the old FreeBSD guys are having problems with this port. It is all over the mailing list.
What patches are needed to get KDE on FreeBSD working?
Now I know most of you are probably asking yourselves, what is he complaining about, just use the ports. There are times where using the ports just don't cut it.
Some of these issues would still be valid even with a fresh build of KDE via the ports, say if you wanted to build a new kde application and the config file can't find libjpeg.h.
I think that if an article were written, someone could request that it be linked to the KDE site along with the docs on how to build KDE on AIX, SGI, HPUX, etc.
If I had the answers I would be glad to try and write this thing.
My two cents worth.