compiling kwin for kubuntu the quick way?

Donatas G. dgvirtual at
Mon Feb 13 12:03:13 UTC 2012

Harald, though kwin did run (as I reported before), the patch was somehow
lost, so I had distorted popup shadows again... I tried it again and again,
the same result.

This was with the command sequence:

apt-get source kde-workspace
apt-get build-dep kde-workspace
cd kde-workspace-*
<apply patch>
fakeroot make -f debian/rules configure
cd obj-i686-linux-gnu/
make kwin
cd kwin
sudo make install

how is it that the patch was lost? May be I applied the patch not at the
right moment?

However, I succeeded the second way – built kwin the regular way (described
in my first email) and then symlinked the to


2012/2/13 Harald Sitter <apachelogger at>

> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 4:36 AM, pansz <pan.shizhu at> wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 3:49 AM, Donatas G. <dgvirtual at> wrote:
> >> apt-get source kde-workspace
> >> apt-get build-dep kde-workspace
> >> cd kde-workspace
> >> <apply patch>
> >
> > probabaly the more official way to compile "apt-get source" package is
> > : dpkg-buildpackage -b -uc
> > you need to have installed fakeroot.
> >
> > After compile you could just find the kwin executable and cp kwin to
> /usr/bin.
> Very true. Except that will take 6 hours and is what Donatas wanted to
> avoid :)
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