Craft is a tool to build the sources and its third-party requirements. It is the easy way to build software.
Setting up craft
Setting up a powershell
Powershell is required to be at least version 3.0. You can check the version with $PSVersionTable.PSVersion.
Setting up a compiler
Currently Craft supports both the MinGW and Microsoft Visual Studio (msvc) compiler. While MinGW can be installed by Craft, Visual Studio must be installed independently by the user.
Direct X SDK
In order to compile the Qt5 qtbase package with MinGW you will also need to install the Microsoft DirectX SDK, make sure to open a new command line window after the installation.
- Start a powershell environment as administrator.
- Allow execution of powershell scripts.
- Exit the administrator powershell instance.
- Start a powershell environment as a user.
- Install Craft and folow the instructions
iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/KDE/craft/master/setup/install_craft.ps1'))
To use Craft you need to start a Powershell window, point that to KDEROOT\craft and run the initalization script. For example:
This tells Craft about your environment settings (e.g. paths). It will load your configuration from KDEROOT\etc\kdesettings.ini. If there are any error messages Craft will not work as expected. The output should look similar to this one (of course with your paths):
PS C:\kderoot\craft>.\kdeenv.ps1 KDEROOT : C:\kderoot\ KDECOMPILER : msvc2015 KDESVNDIR : C:\kderoot\download\svn KDEGITDIR : C:\kderoot\download\git DOWNLOADDIR : C:\kderoot\download PYTHONPATH : C:\kderoot\python PS C:\kderoot\>
Common Craft commands
- Installing a package and its dependencies: Simply run
- Updating an installed package: Once you have packagename built, type to update packagename.
craft -i packagename
If a package fails to build, you'll be greeted with something like:
... craft warning: while running make cmd: jom craft warning: Action: compile for libs/qt5/qtbase FAILED *** Craft all failed: all of libs/qtbase failed after 0:07:25 *** craft error: fatal error: package libs/qtbase all failed
In order to figure out what failed, grep the command line output above for errors.
If the log output is too long, you can also pipe the output to a file and then open the file inside an editor.
craft qt > log 2>&1 notepad++ log
Grep for "error", or "error:" in the file.