View Full Version : Configure cannot find KDE Ubuntu 12.04 ktechlab 0.3.7

May 15th, 2012, 07:45 AM
Trying to compile ktechlab 0.3.7 from source ( as the precompiled i386 .deb file won't install on 12.04)


Its the ktechlab-0.3.7 tar.bz2 file.

After installing all the other dependencies, when it gets to
checking for KDE is replies with this:

checking for KDE... configure: error:
in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE libraries installed. This will fail.
So, check this please and use another prefix!

I've looked into the configure file to try and tell it where to find the kde libraries.

Ubuntu 12.04 has removed the kdelibs4-dev package. It now uses kdelibs5-dev but it has the kde4 dev tools, just maybe named differently. I need to find out how to point it in the right direction.

If anyone could help I'd be immensely grateful

May 15th, 2012, 05:33 PM
Moved to Packaging and Compiling Programs.

July 23rd, 2012, 05:43 PM
The only "easy" solution I know so far is to install ktechlab first in Ubuntu 10.04 then directly upgrading to 12.04 via network upgrade. Upgrade must be done without removing the what-so-called "obsolete packages"...

Or if you want, you can manually install each ktechlab dependencies. the list of dependencies are here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/ktechlab ...

By the way, I tried following the instructions in building ktechlab in 12.04 from http://askubuntu.com/questions/116851/how-to-install-ktechlab
but then it fails somehow even if kde is already installed