KDeltaChat build depends on libdeltachat, Kirigami framework and several QML modules.
libdeltachat is not packaged for most distributions, so the easiest
way is to install it system-wide from the source.
libdeltachat requires Rust.
Install it from https://rustup.rs/ with
$ curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh -s -- -y --default-toolchain none
Then, clone the source, build
libdeltachat and install it:
$ git clone https://github.com/deltachat/deltachat-core-rust.git $ cd deltachat-core-rust $ cmake -B build . -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr $ cmake --build build $ sudo cmake --install build
Install QtQuick and required QML modules using your system package manager.
Build time dependencies:
qml-module-qtquick-dialogs- used for account import file dialog
qt5-image-formats-plugins- WebP support
OpenSUSE Leap 15.2:
# Install Rust core dependencies zypper install -y curl zypper install -y libopenssl-devel perl-FindBin-Real # Install KDeltaChat dependencies zypper install -y cmake gcc-c++ zypper install -y libqt5-qtbase-devel libQt5QuickControls2-devel libqt5-quickcontrols
Install system package for Kirigami, such as
kirigami2-dev on Debian
kirigami2 on Arch Linux or
kirigami2-devel on OpenSUSE.
kdeltachat directory, run:
cmake -B build . cmake --build build
build/kdeltachat. Import existing account from backup or setup a
If your distribution does not package recent enough versions of the
Kirigami framework, or you don't want to install
system-wide, you can use kdesrc-build.
Install it with:
mkdir -p ~/kde/src cd ~/kde/src git clone https://invent.kde.org/sdk/kdesrc-build.git cd kdesrc-build ./kdesrc-build-setup ./kdesrc-build kirigami
in your shell to enter
add module into
~/.kdesrc-buildrc as follows
module deltachat repository https://github.com/deltachat/deltachat-core-rust.git end module
Build Kirigami with
kdeltachat as described above.
On Debian/Ubuntu, run
apt purge libqt5quick5-gles. When
libqt5quick5 as a replacement, agree.
Debian bugreport: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=976389
If you are not using KDE or another desktop environment with Qt 5 integration,
you can install qt5ct, configure
icon theme for Qt 5 there and set
XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=qt5ct environment variable.
XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=GNOME environment variable has also been reported
to help in this case. This results in usage of Adwaita icon theme.
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