The kdevelop 3.3 in kubuntu’s edgy’s repository has a nasty tendency to lock up when working in C++ code. Apparently this relates to it using an old and creaky Berkeley DB version. I’ve been using 3.4 on my two development machines for a long while, but thought it might be helpful to folks to post the instructions here on how to get and compile the code. These are based on the requirements and installation instructions on the kdevelop site. (I recommend uninstalling the old kdevelop from Adept before you do this.) This involves a few steps:
- save the below scripts (and patch file) to a directory. Make all scripts executable (
chmod u+x *.sh).
- get the required libraries/packages (
- get the kdevelop source code and patch files to make it work on edgy (
- configure the kdevelop build (
- build (
cd kdevelop-3.4-source; make -s) and install (
sudo make install)
Here are the scripts I used. I don’t guarantee them, but they should get you a good start.