< Guidelines and HOWTOs | Build from source Note These instructions are valid as of 2 Sep 2016, which will build KDE Frameworks 5.25.0 and Plasma 5.7.90 Warning Since this guide uses packages from Xenial and PPA's, this may cause instability to your system Important Building some softwares is a simple task, building KDE is not. If you simply wish to try out Plasma 5, I recommend you look at other methods The aim of this guide is to help you build KDE Plasma 5 for development and/or use. I decided to write a guide specifically for Ubuntu 14.04 because it can be tricky to resolve all of the build dependencies and problems specific to this system. Since you will be building out of the master branch, dependencies may change after this guide is written. I will try to update this guide to cover any new dependencies. Most of the instructions in this guide can be cut and pasted. A few steps will require you to edit some files or interact with a GUI. Note Following the instructions in this guide will install Qt to /opt/Qt5.7.0 and kde to /opt/kde-5 Contents 1 Install a recent version of cmake 2 Upgrade libwayland-dev and network-manager from PPA's 3 Install Qt 5.7.0 using Qt offline installer 4 Install some build dependencies 5 Build Qtwebkit 6 Setup kdesrc-build and .kdesrc-buildrc 6.1 Git remote prefix 6.2 Install kdesrc-build 6.3 Setup work around for baloo compilation error 7 Build plasma-desktop 8 Build some extra applications 9 Set up environment to run plasma 5 Install a recent version of cmake You will need to install a more recent version of cmake to build. sudo apt-get install build-essential wget https://cmake.org/files/v3.6/cmake-3.6.1.tar.gz tar -zxvf cmake-3.6.1.tar.gz cd cmake-3.6.1/ ./configure make sudo apt-get install checkinstall sudo checkinstall Upgrade libwayland-dev and network-manager from PPA's Upgrade libwayland-dev and related dependencies: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libwayland-dev Upgrade network-manager and related dependencies: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:9v-shaun-42/networkmanager sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install network-manager TipYou may lose network connection after this step. Reboot to fix. Install Qt 5.7.0 using Qt offline installer Download and install Qt 5.7.0 to the default location /opt/Qt5.7.0 wget http://download.qt.io/official_releases/qt/5.7/5.7.0/qt-opensource-linux-x64-5.7.0.run sudo ./qt-opensource-linux-x64-5.7.0.run Choose default options and include "Sources" option Note On my computer it appears to be stuck at 4%(dialog box doesn't respond), but it installs just fine if I wait. Install some build dependencies sudo apt-get build-dep kde-workspace qtbase5-dev Build Qtwebkit Install dependencies for building Qtwebkit: sudo apt-get install flex bison gperf libicu-dev libxslt-dev ruby Install git: sudo apt-get install git Clone and build qtwebkit: git clone git://code.qt.io/qt/qtwebkit.git --branch 5.7.0 mkdir qtwebkit-build cd qtwebkit-build /opt/Qt5.7.0/5.7/gcc_64/bin/qmake ../qtwebkit make sudo make install Setup kdesrc-build and .kdesrc-buildrc kdesrc-build needs xml-parser-perl so install it with the following command: sudo apt-get install libxml-parser-perl Most of this section is taken from the Build from source guide and copied here for your convenience. Be sure to set qtdir and kdedir as directed at the end of this section. Git remote prefix Let's setup a "kde:" prefix for git commands. Add the following text to your ~/.gitconfig: [url "git://anongit.kde.org/"] insteadOf = kde: [url "ssh://[email protected]/"] pushInsteadOf = kde: Install kdesrc-build kdesrc-build is, a user-space package manager, it is used to compile KDE-related projects from source and installs them into a designated directory. Follow the given steps to set up kdesrc-build to install KDevelop into our $HOME directory: mkdir ~/kdesrc cd ~/kdesrc git clone kde:kdesrc-build cd kdesrc-build cp kdesrc-buildrc-kf5-sample ~/.kdesrc-buildrc # Install a symlink of kdesrc-build to a location in PATH mkdir ~/bin ln -s $PWD/kdesrc-build ~/bin export PATH=~/bin:$PATH You will need to append the line export PATH=~/bin:$PATH to ~/.bashrc so kdesrc-build is available in PATH whenever you open a terminal. Configure kdesrc-build edit~/.kdesrc-buildrc Replace /path/to/kdesrc-build/kf5-qt5-build-include with ~/kdesrc/kdesrc-build/kf5-qt5-build-include in ~/.kdesrc-buildrc file Add ignore-kde-structure true and make-options -jN to the global section in ~/.kdesrc-buildrc global ... ignore-kde-structure true make-options -j5 # NOTE: 5 is the number of jobs, this should usually be (number-of-cpu-cores + 1) #stop-on-failure true # Stop kdesrc-build ... end global Edit qtdir and kdedir in ~/.kdesrc-buildrc kdedir /opt/kde-5 # Where to install KF5-based software qtdir /opt/Qt5.7.0/5.7/gcc_64 # Where to find Qt5 - Set qtdir to output of "qmake –v" minus the lib RememberMake sure you have write access to the directory specified by kdedir! Setup work around for baloo compilation error Add the following to ~/.kdesrc-buildrc to work around the compilation error with baloo: options baloo cmake-options -DCMAKE_CXX_FLAGS="-lc" end options Build plasma-desktop Install dependencies to build plasma-desktop: sudo apt-get build-dep polkit-qt-1 sudo apt-get install libgif-dev libnm-glib-dev "^libxcb.*" libx11-xcb-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libxrender-dev libxi-dev libattr1-dev liblmdb-dev libxapian-dev Download and install some packages from Xenial: mkdir extra-deb cd extra-deb wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/libx/libxkbcommon/libxkbcommon-dev_0.5.0-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/libx/libxkbcommon/libxkbcommon0_0.5.0-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/libe/libepoxy/libepoxy-dev_1.3.1-1_amd64.deb wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/libe/libepoxy/libepoxy0_1.3.1-1_amd64.deb dpkg -i *.deb Finally, we can build plasma-desktop: kdesrc-build --include-dependencies plasma-desktop Build some extra applications You may want to build some base applications and can do so with: kdesrc-build applications You can use kdesrc-build to build other applications. For example, to build kdevelop: kdesrc-build --include-dependencies kdevelop Set up environment to run plasma 5 Follow this guide to test your plasma 5 build Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/Build_from_source/Plasma_5_on_Ubuntu_14.04_LTS&oldid=83342" This page was last edited on 11 March 2019, at 08:16. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.