Compilation and Installation

In order to compile and install digiKam on your system, type the following in the base folder of the libkipi and digikam module distributions. You should use a separate build folder to help cleaning up sources if something goes wrong.

    % mkdir build 
    % cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=debugfull -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` .. 
   % make
    % su
    % make install

Important Notes

Stage 3 is required if you are installing libkipi/libkexiv2 in a non-standard location, and you must let pkg-config know about their paths.

More specific compilation and installation options can be passed to the cmake. Use cmake --help on the command line to view these options.

Use -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=debugfull option with cmake for to provide a full information bug report.

Because digiKam depends on libkipi and libkexif, you must build these libraries before you build digiKam.

Since digiKam uses CMake you should not have trouble compiling it. If you run into problems please report them to .