Krusader installation instructions


Please read the INSTALL file of the Krusader sources, it contains all latest installation instructions.


From version Krusader-2.0.0 and higher is KDE-4 only.

krusader_version.tar.gz is the supposed name of the krusader tarball (it will be probably a different one ;)

You can download the latest available Krusader-2.x from Git.

Krusader dependencies

The next packages are needed to run the Krusader binary.

  • c libraries

  • kdelibs5 (KDE4 core libraries and binaries for all KDE4 applications)

Suggested packages

These packages are optional but they will make Krusader much more powerful and useful.

The next packages are the names that Debian/Ubuntu uses, other Linux distros will probably use similar names.

  • arj: archiver for .arj files

  • ark: graphical archiving tool for KDE

  • bzip2: high-quality block-sorting file compressor - utilities

  • cpio: GNU cpio -- a program to manage archives of files

  • kdebase-bin: core binaries for the KDE base module

  • kdebase-bin: core binaries for the KDE base module

  • kdiff3: compares and merges 2 or 3 files or directories

  • OR kompare: a KDE GUI for viewing differences between files

  • OR xxdiff: a graphical file and directories comparison and merge tool

  • kmail: KDE Email client

  • okteta: KDE hex editor

  • konsole: X terminal emulator for KDE

  • krename: Powerful batch renamer for KDE

  • lha: lzh archiver

  • md5deep: versatile file checksum creator and verifier

  • cfv: versatile file checksum creator and verifier

  • p7zip: 7zr file archiver with high compression ratio

  • rpm: Red Hat package manager

  • unace: extract, test and view .ace archives

  • unrar: Unarchiver for .rar files (non-free version)

  • OR unrar-free: Unarchiver for .rar files

  • OR rar: Archiver for .rar files

  • unzip: De-archiver for .zip files

  • zip: Archiver for .zip files

Compilation requirements

The next packages are needed for compiling Krusader, if you only run a Krusader binary you do not need these packages.

  • gcc (The GNU C compiler)

  • g++ (The GNU C++ compiler)

  • cmake (A cross-platform, open-source make system)

  • zlib1g-dev: (library for implementing the deflate compression method found in gzip and PKZIP)

  • gettext (contains msgfmt)

  • kdelibs5-dev (installs many development libraries for KDE4)

  • libphonon-dev (libphonon-dev cross-platform multimedia framework development)