kdesrc-build-setup man page

kdesrc-build-setup — Creates a ~/.kdesrc-buildrc configuration file for kdesrc-build(1).


The kdesrc-build-setup command is used to generate a simple configuration file for kdesrc-build(1).

It requires the dialog(1) script be available, and Perl (just like kdesrc-build).

No command line options are accepted. The operation of the program is instead driven through dialog-style prompts to gather the data required to generate the configuration file. The configuration file can be saved to a location other than ~/.kdesrc-buildrc.


No command line options are supported for this command.

Exit Status



Anything else

Either there was an I/O failure of some type (invalid permissions, disk full, etc.), or the user canceled the program by pressing ESC during a dialog.



Used for tilde-expansion of file names, and is the default base for the source, build, and installation directories.


The dialog(1) program is required for the operation of this script and may obey environment variables of its own.


~/.kdesrc-buildrc - Default global configuration file, generated by default by this script. If the file already exists, the existing file is moved to ~/.kdesrc-buildrc~ as a backup before generating the configuration.

The file generated by this script can be saved to a different name instead.


See http://bugs.kde.org/. Be sure to search against the kdesrc-build product.

See Also


kdesrc-buildrc-sample file (if included with your kdesrc-build distribution).


Main web site: http://kdesrc-build.kde.org/

Documentation: http://kdesrc-build.kde.org/documentati…


Copyright (C) 2011 Michael Pyne.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA


Michael Pyne <mpyne@kde.org>



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