[KPhotoAlbum] Best Way to Install/Compile latest, really stable KPhotoAlbum

Andreas Neustifter andreas.neustifter at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 07:22:46 CEST 2011


Hi All!

On 06.07.2011, at 06:12, Miika Turkia <miika.turkia at gmail.com> wrote:

> If there is no need for the compiled kphotoalbum to be accessible to other users, I suggest you to install it to your home directory. This way there is no hassle with permissions. Following steps should do this giving you the latest and gratest (note that dollar sign indicates command prompt, new line is only before the dollar sign, no matter how this mail gets formatted):
> 
> $ sudo apt-get build-dep kphotoalbum
> $ sudo apt-get install git libjpeg8-dev
> $ mkdir ~/sources
> $ cd ~/sources
> $ git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kphotoalbum
> $ cd kphotoalbum
> $ cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=~/kphotoalbum -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release .
> $ make install
> 
> First apt-get lines should install needed dependencies.
> Then we create sources directory to your home directory and download the kphotoalbum there.
> And lastly we compile KPA
> 
> Once this is done successfully and you can update kphotoalbum by (if there are new commits to the source tree):
> $ cd ~/sources/kphotoalbum
> $ git pull
> $ cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=~/kphotoalbum -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release .
> $ make install

Do not forget to start KPA with
$ ~/kphotoalbum/kphotoalbum

The splash dialog on startup should say "GIT" somewhere in the lower corners.
(I'm not sure wether KPA gets added to Xbuntus menues or not...)

Andi

> On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 4:16 AM, Murray Strome <wmstrome at yahoo.com> wrote:
> It has been a while since I last tried to compile the .git file that Milka sent to me. Since then, I have reinstalled my OS (changed to XUbuntu 11.04) and want to be sure that I get the best version of KPA (and one that won't crash when I preview all my 6000+ photos, even if there is something wrong with one or more of the images).
> 
> Can you point me to the best version to use, and provide detailed instructions on how to go about it (including anything I should install first and any directories I should create and with what permisions/ownership).
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Murray
> 
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