compiling one program, not all, from a source package

Rohan Garg rohangarg at
Tue Oct 18 17:44:27 UTC 2011

Hi Donatas
If I understand this correctly, the patch has already made it upstream, so
you can just install Project Neon to test out the patch. Projecet Neon will
give you a entire trunk build of KDE which is quite helpful in testing new
features and bug fixes. You can find more info here [1] [2]


On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Donatas G. <dgvirtual at> wrote:

> I posted this on the user forum, but perhaps this is a better place to ask:
> I need to recompileH kwin to test some changes made upstream, that
> would solve problems with my card. But kwin, or kde-window-manager
> package and its additions have one large source package:
> kde-workspace, that includes plasma-dekstop, systemsettings, ksysguard
> and a lot of other programs. I can compile that whole bunch of
> packages, but I do not really need all those, and it takes ages on my
> aging machine.
> How do I compile just the kde-window-manager related packages?
> I did this so far:
> apt-get source kde-window-manager  ## it is smart and downloads the
> correct source packages
> cd kde-workspace*
> ## I applied the patch and then:
> dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc -b
> - that is still running, and if it finally ends in problems i will be
> pulling my hair out...
> So, is there any way to specify, which packages to build?
> Donatas
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