Compilation and Installation

If you wish to compile rekonq, you have to install the headers of kdelibs and you need git and the build essentials installed.

Under Debian/Ubuntu™ you get those through running

sudo apt-get install build-essential kdelibs5-dev git-core

Under OpenSuse you get those through running

sudo zypper in libkde4-devel git-core gcc gcc-c++ make cmake

We will be using git, as the most recent code is available on the git repository. The KDE Projects web page for rekonq can be found here. Stable releases, can also be downloaded here in form of tarballs.

Now we need to checkout the latest code. To do so, in a terminal run:

git clone git://

To compile the code type in the following

cd directory_where_rekonq_source_code_is

mkdir build

cd build

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` ..


sudo make install