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voncloft
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:53 am    Post subject: Question about installing a custom kde addon Reply with quote

I have downloaded an applet from KDE's website (it has the updated globe)
I unmerged the current marble installed on my system and compiled the new code using
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kdeplasma-addons
....and was wondering how do I compile it, and install it on my system.

I tried to cmake /my/directory/here
then make && sudo make install

But that didn't work.
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TomWij
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have kde-base/kdeplasma-addons in the Portage tree (there's even a live 9999 version available in the kde overlay); you can change its USE flags accordingly (let me know if I need to explain how to inspect and change USE flags), then afterwards do `emerge kde-base/kdeplasma-addons`.

As for why doing it manually doesn't work: We would need to see the output as to see what went wrong. Could you provide output if you do need to do this manually?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:26 pm    Post subject: it compiled but Reply with quote

it compiled but it didn't install I tried to logout and set up the wallpaper as globe, but the option was not appearing in the window.

does the overlay include the package I'm trying to install?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The portage tree itself includes it as kde-base/kdeplasma-addons, which you can emerge with `emerge kde-base/kdeplasma-addons` after setting the USE flags on it; but there is no unstable live (straight from the upstream developers code) version of it, that live version can be found in the KDE overlay.

That the option is unavailable might be because you needed to pass something to the configure script (or cmake's equivalent); when you merge something, this is essentially what USE flags do as well (besides pulling in the dependency, doing some specific fixes, etc...)
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