If you cannot obtain a suitable precompiled binary package, you
need to compile KAlarm yourself from source files. Get the source
kalarm-x.x.tar.bz2 (or similar), depending on
whether you want to install kdepim or just KAlarm. Unpack it in a
new folder using a command similar to
tar , and
change to the folder which has been created.
For information on how to compile and install KDE applications visit the KDE Techbase
Since KDE uses cmake you should have no trouble compiling it. Should you run into problems please report them to the KDE mailing lists.
If you install KAlarm into a folder different from
where KDE is installed, it will not run correctly unless you make
its location known to KDE. To do this, you must prefix the
KDEDIRS environment variable with KAlarm's location,
each time before you start KDE.
For example, if KDE is installed in
KDEDIRS might normally
be set to
/etc/opt/kde:/opt/kde. If you install
/usr/local, you would need to set
/usr/local:/etc/opt/kde:/opt/kde before starting
The standalone version of KAlarm has a special configuration
option which allows you to select which languages documentation is to
be installed for by specifying a language code, or a list of language
codes, as a parameter to ./configure. By default,
documentation in all available languages is installed. A list of
documentation languages included in the package, together with their
codes, is in the
DOC-LANGUAGES file. For example,
to install only French and British English documentation:
Note that this option has no effect on which user interface translations are installed.