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 KDE diffs between the port and the real thing!
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?

2. ld.so.conf.
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.

4. patches.
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.
David DeTinne



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 RE: KDE diffs between the port and the real thing!
Author: Anon 
Date:   30-07-00 16:39

Just use the package for KDE - it installs a hell of a lot quicker... : )

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 RE: KDE diffs between the port and the real thing!
Author: David DeTinne 
Date:   30-07-00 17:53

That is the problem, there are times in which this is not an option,

1. Staying current with KDE.
2. Wanting to install in a different directory other then the default directory.
3. Packages not available(see 1.)

What if you wanted to build a fancy new application, for example Kaptain is a universal graphical front-end for command line programs.
Do you wait for the port or package? If you try to build it with the standard source code provided by the author if will fail unless you have the answers to my last posting.


Dave

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 RE: KDE diffs between the port and the real thing!
Author: elliot 
Date:   01-08-00 01:55

>What is the difference and why is most of the ports using gmake?
linux's make is gmake as far as i know. freebsd's make is from back in the att days, according to the man page. the makefiles are written completely differently (so they are not interchangable) gnu utilities (autoconf, automake) make gnu makefiles .

>How does one go about loading the libraries once they are built without this handy config file sitting the /etc directory?
man ldconfig? not really sure on this one. you could add script to set ldconfig with rc.d or a shell script with kde is fired up first. (not really an idea way, but i'm not sure without a ld.conf))

>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.
it works fine for me, sorry.

>What patches are needed to get KDE on FreeBSD working?
I would start with the patches from the port even if you're not using the port. if this isn't an option, try gmakeing it, see what breaks, and try and fix it.


i hope this helped in some way,
elliot

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