[KPhotoAlbum] Compiling recent KPhotoAlbum for Debian Lenny

theBro thebro at luukku.com
Fri Aug 7 20:26:22 CEST 2009


First take a look into checkinstall (apt-get install checkinstall). That is supposed to be a tool to track what make install does and make debian package out of it. I have never used it but it sounds like the easy (and correct) way to go.

If that wont do the trick; I have used two different tricks to upgrade source packages for my own use.

First approach is to use source package from unstable release and hack the dependencies to match stable distro.

The other is to use the source package for my distro but patch it with newer sources.

Either approach might be quite painful or very simple, you newer know until you try. Then there is the option of compiling stuff under /opt or under /usr/local but I do also try to avoid that.

And just in case - basic info how to work with source packages:



Matthias Heukäufer kirjoitti 07.08.2009 kello 19:00:
> Hi!
> theBro found a solution for the missing icons. It turned out that I just
> had 
> to install a package containing the standard KDE4 theme.
> I might have an idea about what's wrong with the raw images.
>  According to
> the 
> manual page of dcraw it rotates the images while decoding them ("By
> default, 
> dcraw applies the flip specified by the camera. -t 0 disables all 
> flipping."). Looking at the console output while KPhotoAlbum was
>  generating 
> thumbnails, I confirmed that there is no -t option used with kdcraw.
>  Is it 
> possible that KPhotoalbum rotates images again that are already
>  orientated 
> correctly? In this case, passing the -t 0 option to kdcraw might
>  solve the 
> bug. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the code that is reponsible for
> kdcraw's 
> invocation. My skills as a programmer are really not up to
>  KPhotoalbum's 
> code, I'm afraid.
> My biggest problem is still the missing libraries libkipi and libkdcraw.
> Even 
> though I managed to compile libkdcraw yesterday, I couldn't build a
>  Debian 
> package from it and I am a bit reluctant to install libraries
>  circumventing 
> the Debian package management. Is there anybody who could guide me
>  how to 
> build libkdcraw and libkipi as Debian packages?
> Thanks - Matthias
> On Freitag 07 August 2009, Jesper K. Pedersen wrote:
> > I don't (unfortunately) use any raw images myself, so I dont really know.
> > A starting point might be to look in DB/MewImageFinder.cpp that is where
> > the images are scanned for and found. You will likely be detoured into the
> > Exif directory at one point, though (at least when I developed it) is more
> > about the searching of Exif info.
> >
> > Hope that helps.
> >
> > Come on IRC if you get stuck, and I'll try to help you on.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Jesper.
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