>>> I installed the KDE-sources with cvsup and i would like to compile
>>> and install these sources on my system (FreeBSD 4.5 STABLE).
>>> What is the best way to compile these and make FreeBSD
>>> believe that KDE was installed through the ports-system,
>>> so that other KDE-packages from the ports collection will
>>> install without a problem (dependencies ...)
>> The same way you install all other ports. cd into the relevant
>> directory under /usr/ports and type "make install clean". This will
>> take a while (I tend to install KDE from a package for this reason)
>I fail to see how this is a solution to my problem. Let me rephrase my
>* i have installed the KDE-sources with cvsup (cvsup.kde.org).
>* i have compiled and installed KDE from these sources * when
>i try to install a program through the ports-system that is
>dependent on KDE, it tries to download and install KDE !!!
I have not looked at the KDE in the ports, but often you will find
things in the ports tree that specifically patches things for
However - in the programs which want to go out and install the
KDE take a look at the file in their applicable ports directory
and see what the depandancies are, and look in particular for the
version of KDE that it needs/wants. The look at pkg_info and see
if that is the version you have installed. That may be a clue.
I run the make readmes from the hierarchy and the readme.html
in each directory lists the dependancies. So if you have not done
that you will need to look at the files manual.
I hope this helps.