Commit 617703f0 authored by Jasem Mutlaq's avatar Jasem Mutlaq
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Update INSTALL file to reflect current state of affairs

parent 07a0d3eb
This file assumes you have already downloaded the KStars source since ###############
you are reading it, otherwise get it from KDE git repo at git:// # KStars 3.0.0
After that you need to do only a handful of steps
1. Dependencies
mkdir build
cd build KStars can be built on any C++11 compliant modern Linux/BSD/Mac system. Dependencies fall under
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/path/to/your/kde5/install/dir .. required and optional.
make install 1.1 Required
+ CMake
Obviously /path/to/your/kde5/install/dir is not a real path, you need to choose what you want to do: + Qt (> 5.6)
* Use the value returned by kf5-config --prefix + KF5
- Will install it in the same prefix than your system kdelibs is installed + ZLib
- Will overwrite your distribution KStars if you have it installed + Eigen3
- Will probably need administrator password
* Use a random subdirectory in your home, e.g. /home/myuser/kstars_install 1.2 Optional
- You will need to run + INDI
export KDEDIRS=/home/myuser/kstars_install:$(kf5-config --prefix) + CFitsio
kbuildsycoca5 + libnova
- You will need to make sure the /home/myuser/kstars_install/bin is in your PATH environment variable + libraw
+ libgsl
+ wcslib
Happy hacking!
2. Installing Dependecies
2.1 Ubuntu
KStars requires 16.04+. Install the prerequisites:
sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake git libeigen3-dev libcfitsio-dev zlib1g-dev libindi-dev
extra-cmake-modules libkf5plotting-dev libqt5svg5-dev libkf5xmlgui-dev kio-dev kinit-dev
libkf5newstuff-dev kdoctools-dev libkf5notifications-dev qtdeclarative5-dev libkf5crash-dev
gettext libnova-dev libgsl-dev libraw-dev libkf5notifyconfig-dev wcslib-dev libqt5websockets5-dev
2.2 Other Systems
Please refer to your system for how to install required packages.
3. Building KStars
$ mkdir ~/Projects/build/kstars
$ cd ~/Projects
$ git clone git://
$ cd build/kstars
$ cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug ~/Projects/kstars
$ make
$ sudo make install
This would override any KStars installation in your system path.
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