KDE 4.2 on Gentoo – Part 3: The KDE Install

Part 1: KDE 4.2 on Gentoo – Part 1: The Preparation

Part 2: KDE 4.2 on Gentoo – Part 2: The KDE Pre-Requisites

This post will talk about installing KDE packages. The KDE base set is a package containing a good base KDE install. If you don’t know what a set is, it’s a new thing with Portage 2.2.

Step 1: Install KDE 4.2

This part is the easiest one. But only if you did the previous parts correctly. Before you begin, it would be wise to verify each of the previous steps ran fine. A quick checklist:

  1. x11-libs/qt-* packages are all the same version – 4.5.0 currently. Even if they’re not the latest, they should be the same version. Otherwise, things will be breaking.
  2. qt-phonon is not installed.
  3. PyQt4 is built with webkit and svg USE flags.
  4. dev-util/kdevplatform is installed.
  5. kde-base/okular is installed.

If all the previous items are fine, you are then ready to install KDE 4.2

To install KDE 4.2, run the following command.

emerge -av @kdebase

After KDE install is done, you should be able to launch if from your display manager (xdm, gdm, or kdm). If you use command line, then you should be able to use the following command.

startkde

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