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#1 2023-12-03 22:12:03

fanzhuyifan
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Registered: 2020-11-21
Posts: 25

Installing KDE from git sources

Hi, I have created a set of scripts for compiling and installing KDE from source on Arch Linux.

Why not just use the AUR?
1. Well a lot of the PKGBUILDs there are outdated right now.
2. It would be nice to have a way to automatically generate the PKGBUILDs from those used in the official repositories.
3. The packages in the AUR have a -git suffix in their package names, which sometimes can be annoying. For example, if you want to switch back and forth between the source versions and the binary versions in the official repositories.

Why not just use kdesrc-build?
1. Because you want actually want to install the source builds, and have them managed by your package manager.

What is the status of this tool?
1. I used it to compile all the KDE software on my computer, and now they are all working.
2. I have not tested it on any KDE software I do not use (which is a lot).
3. It is not super-polished, but I hope it is in a usable state.
4. Since you will be using git versions of the code, be prepared to fix breakages.

Cheers

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