[PyKDE] PyKDE 3.7 on Mandrake

Simon Edwards simon at simonzone.com
Sun Aug 10 15:11:01 BST 2003

Hello all,

I just managed to build a RPM of PyKDE for Mandrake 9.1 with a big helping of 
Hans-Peter's patches.

It was fairly involved since first I had to make RPMs of sip 3.7, and then 
update the PyQT RPMs and build, but something went wrong and I thought it was 
my out dated qscintilla install (1.0), of course there was no up-to-date RPM 
of qscintilla on Mdk9.1 so _then_ I went and updated and built it. Now where 
was I... oh yeah. I got PyQt worked out, then came the fight with PyKDE which 
was resolved when Hans-Peter's mail showed up in KMail this morning. (Ok it 
wasn't _that_ easy, I had to remake the build.py patch) But after a lot of 
compiling everything seems to be working.


* I'm using Texstar's 3.1.2-9.3tex KDE rpms. (should work on stock Mdk9.1 I 

* I had to hack my qconfig.h file locally (style stuff) to get PyQt working.

* "Build as non-root" is vital for packagers BTW.

* If anyone wants to try out my (collection of) RPMs, I can put it all up on a 


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