by Simon Josefsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This page guides you through compiling and installing QT and KDE on Solaris 2.6.
Compiler chosen was GCC (2.95.3, later ones do not yet compile kde correctly, it seems). X11 implementation is Sun OpenWin. OpenSSL, libxml, libxslt, PCRE is also required.
Note: Sun Workshop 5.0 CC compiler was tried before reverting to GCC, but Sun CC can't compile things properly in AFS/NFS, so it is useless for me.
unset LD_LIBRARY_PATH unset LD_RUN_PATH
Make sure gcc is in your PATH (
module add gcc/2.95.3 at NADA), as well as autoconf 2.53 and automake 1.5 (automake 1.6 doesn't work).
This uses preinstalled libjpeg, libz and libmng etc from /usr/local/hacks/lib.
cd $srcdir export QTDIR=$PWD export YACC='byacc -d' make -f Makefile.cvs ./configure -no-stl -thread -qt-gif -system-nas-sound -system-libpng -system-libmng -system-libjpeg -system-zlib -plugin-imgfmt-mng -platform solaris-g++ -no-g++-exceptions -I/usr/local/hacks/include -L/usr/local/hacks/lib -R/usr/local/hacks/lib -prefix /usr/local/hacks/common/vol/kde2/3.0/qt-copy make symlinks sub-src sub-tools
Obsolete Hint (Not needed in QT 3+): you need to edit
configs/solaris-g++-shared and replace
-I/usr/openwin/include, otherwise all hell break
lose. (Alternate untested solution, from gis on #kde: add
-fpermissive). Update: The file is moved to
mkspecs/solaris-g++/qmake.conf and the variable is
QMAKE_CFLAGS. Update: It is needed in QT 3+. -isystem does not
work with GCC 3.0.4, use -fpermissive instead. Update: Well,
since gcc 2.95.3 didn't work, I'm back to using -isystem.
Optional hint: Add -fno-exceptions to SYSCONF_CXXFLAGS to reduce memory footprint quite a lot. Update: QT 2.2.4+ has config option -no-g++-exceptions (used above).
-R Hint: The -R/pkg/gcc/2.95.2/os/lib is only needed if you
have a broken g++ installation, see below. Obsolete hint
follows: Trolltech said they will include a -R configure switch
for the 2.2.0 release. Here's the
patch meanwhile. Updated hint follows: They managed to
break it for the 2.2.0 release,
src/moc/moc need to be
linked with proper -R's to work. I don't have time to fix this
properly now, just re-compile moc manually. Qt 2.2.1 hint: same
uic, recompile it manually. Qt
2.2.4: still broken. Qt 3.0.1: I'm using LD_RUN_PATH above
now, so I don't know if it works or not.
-R/pkg/gcc/2.95.2/os/lib part is because of the
broken g++ installation at NADA. If your C++ compiler produces working
binaries without any switches or special environment variables, just
skip that part.
Now, compile kdelibs. After that, you can compile the rest of the packages at the same time if your system permits. The following commands work for the kdelibs, kdebase, kdegraphics, kdegames, kdetoys, kdeutils, kdenetwork, kdevelop and koffice packages.
First, for CVS users, do this...
cd $srcdir cvs update -r KDE_3_0_RELEASE make -f admin/Makefile.common cvs-clean make -f Makefile.cvs
cd $objdir CXX="g++ -isystem /usr/openwin/include" $srcdir/configure --enable-final --prefix=/usr/local/hacks/common/vol/kde/3.0 --with-extra-libs=/usr/local/hacks/lib:/usr/local/hacks/vol/audiofile/0.2.2/lib:/usr/local/hacks/vol/freetype/2.0.5/lib --with-extra-includes=/usr/local/hacks/include:/usr/local/hacks/vol/audiofile/0.2.2/include:/usr/local/hacks/vol/freetype/2.0.5/include/freetype2 --x-includes=/usr/openwin/include --x-libraries=/usr/openwin/lib --with-pam=dtlogin --with-ssl-dir=/usr/local/hacks/vol/openssl-0.9.6 --with-krb4=/pkg/kth-krb/1.0.6 --with-afs --with-ldap=/pkg/ldap/3.3 make -j 10 make install
kdelibs/kdewidgets/makekdewidgets assumes perl is installed in /usr/bin. Edit the file to correct this. (The correct solution is probably to create a makekdewidgets.in file, and have the correct path be substituted into the makekdewidgets file.)
kdelibs/arts/mcop_mt and some other multithread related uses sem_init(), sem_*(), sched_yield functions that require -lposix4. Recompile the file with LDFLAGS=-lposix4. (The correct solution is probably to check if sem_*/sched_yield requires libposix4 in configure, and if so add it to LDFLAGS.)
and kdemultimedia/arts/modules/freeverb/objectcache_impl.cc need to be
make CXX="g++ -g", otherwise you get this
/usr/ccs/bin/as: "/var/tmp/ccku2fxY.s", line 4071: error: can't compute value of an expression involving an external symbol
kdebase/configure.in doesn't look for -lfreetype in --with-extra-libs. Add $USER_LDFLAGS to the temporarily used LDFLAGS in kdelibs/kcontrol/kfontinst/configure.in.in.
kdebase/kcontrol/nics/nic.cpp needs SIOCGIFCONF etc which is
defined in The following was fixed in KDE 2.1: kdelibs/dcop/dcopc.c
need to be compiled with Lots of C++ files complain about the OpenWin X11 headers lacking
ANSI C parameter definitions. You can make g++ warn for that (instead
of throwing an error) with `-fpermissive' but you can also fix the
problem by adding `-isystem /usr/openwin/include'. I chose the
latter. Update (Qt3/KDE3): I'm not doing this now, and things
seem to work anyway.
make CC="gcc -ansi", otherwise
you get this error:
/usr/local/hacks/src2/kde/kdelibs/dcop/dcopc.c:206: `sz_' undeclared (first use in this function)
The following was fixed in KDE 2.1: kdelibs/dcop/dcopc.c
need to be compiled with
Lots of C++ files complain about the OpenWin X11 headers lacking ANSI C parameter definitions. You can make g++ warn for that (instead of throwing an error) with `-fpermissive' but you can also fix the problem by adding `-isystem /usr/openwin/include'. I chose the latter. Update (Qt3/KDE3): I'm not doing this now, and things seem to work anyway.