Install LabPlot

Hi everybody, I want to install LabPlot on Open Suse 12.2 (i586) from the Sorce Code of the program, I started used the .configure comand, but I get the following error:

dev@dhcppc0:~/bin/Build/LabPlot-> configure
configure: loading site script /usr/share/site/i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking build system type… i686-suse-linux
checking host system type… i686-suse-linux
checking target system type… i686-suse-linux
checking for a BSD-compatible install… /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install… yes
checking whether build environment is sane… yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p… /usr/bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk… gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)… yes
checking for kde-config… not found
**configure: error: The important program kde-config was not found!
Please check whether you installed KDE correctly.
I don’t know why it happens and how to fix it…
Any help will be very useful : ). very thanks.

kde-config is a KDE3 file; unless you have installed any KDE3 programs, it won’t be on your system. It is possible that installing a KDE3 program will solve your problem but the way openSUSE handles KDE3 is non-standard because it allows KDE3 and KDE4 to coexist.

Can you edit the script to point to kde4-config? That may work - no guarantees, though.

In fact, you don’t need to do any of this anyway. If you go to, you will find that the KDE3 version of labplot that you want has already been packaged for you.

Isn’t that message clear?
You don’t have the program “kde-config” on your system. This is contained in the package “kdelibs3”, so install that!

But most likely you will lack other packages as well that are needed to build LabPlot.

Why don’t you just install the package “kde3-labplot” from the KDE3 repo? Install package KDE:KDE3 / kde3-labplot

No, that won’t work.
LabPlot is a KDE3 application. You can’t build KDE3 applications against KDE4 just like that…

Ok Thanks John_hudson, I found the KDE3 version of Lab Plot in, I install it more easy, very thanks.

@Wolfi, thanks, I use the One click Install Method, more easy that build the package from the source code, very thanks bro :good: