compiling kwin for kubuntu the quick way?

Harald Sitter apachelogger at
Sat Feb 11 00:21:34 UTC 2012

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 8:49 PM, Donatas G. <dgvirtual at> wrote:
> cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr

This will not work. kde-workspace developers do not ensure binary
compatibility of their libraries, but since a lot of them are public
(i.e. public library with soname/version *and* headers) we do it for
them, so in fact there is no, there is a where X is how many times they broke the ABI
already (currently 1 if I am not mistaken).

So, what you could try is
fakeroot make -f debian/rules configure

which should create obj-something inside the source dir (which is
equivalent to the manually created build dir except it has those abi
changes, another, less clean, but equally sufficient way is to symlink
the abi protected version to so that kwin can find it.

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