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KDE Frameworks packages on Arch Linux

Hi all,

this is my attempt to make KDE Frameworks [h]a[r]ckers lives easier.

My idea was to setup [kde-unstable] repository to provide binary packages for the architectures we support (both i686 and x86_64).

I did that for the x86_64 architecture, but KF5 development is too fast (which is great!) and after some hour or day packages were already old. I had no time to build them, sign them, put new ones, remove old ones…; managing a repository is a luxury I cannot afford anymore.

Luckily we have AUR.

In fact I pushed KF5 packages on AUR:

  • extra-cmake-modules-git
  • kapidox-git
  • karchive-git
  • kcoreaddons-git
  • kf5-polkit-qt5-git
  • kauth-git
  • kcodecs-git
  • kconfig-git
  • kdoctools-git
  • kguiaddons-git
  • kjs-git
  • ki18n-git
  • kwidgetsaddons-git
  • kconfigwidgets-git
  • kitemviews-git
  • kiconthemes-git
  • kglobalaccel-git
  • kcompletion-git
  • kwindowsystem-git
  • kcrash-git
  • kdbusaddons-git
  • kservice-git
  • sonnet-git
  • ktextwidgets-git
  • kf5-attica-qt5-git
  • kxmlgui-git
  • kbookmarks-git
  • kcmutils-git
  • solid-git
  • kjobwidgets-git
  • libdbusmenu-qt5
  • knotifications-git
  • kio-git
  • kdeclarative-git
  • kinit-git
  • kded-git
  • kplotting-git
  • kdesignerplugin-git
  • kpty-git
  • kdesu-git
  • kwallet-framework-git
  • kparts-git
  • kdewebkit-git
  • kdnssd-framework-git
  • kemoticons-git
  • kf5umbrella-git
  • kidletime-git
  • kimageformats-git
  • kitemmodels-git
  • kjsembed-git
  • kmediaplayer-git
  • kprintutils-git
  • kross-git
  • kunitconversion-git
  • threadweaver-git
  • kde4support-git
  • kfileaudiopreview-git
  • khtml-git
  • knewstuff-git
  • knotifyconfig-git
  • frameworkintegration-git
  • kactivities-frameworks-git
  • plasma-framework-git
  • kf5-soprano-qt5-git
  • kf5-akonadi-qt5
  • kde-workspace-git

The list is sorted by build order, so to get KF5 on your Arch Linux system you just need to type: $ for pkg in $(cat list); do cower -d $pkg; cd $pkg; makepkg -s || break; sudo pacman -U $pkg*.pkg.tar.xz --noconfirm; cd ..; done.

Then take a break and after some time (on my slow system, 1.3Ghz dual core, it takes almost 1 hour) you will get your KF5 environment.

You can even put that in a cron job to build packages on every morning…

I promise you packages will not fail to build ;-P

Kate, plasma-nm, kde-runtime, etc…packages are coming just let my system finish to build kde-workspace!

So, packages are on AUR now; someone could step up and provide a KF5 repository ;-)

Tags: arch linux, linux, kde

By Andrea Scarpino on 2014-01-04