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Installing Amarok SVN in your home directory

We sometimes get asked by users how one can achieve to install Amarok in a different prefix. This can be handy if you'd like to check out a SVN version, but you don't want this to interfere with your packaging system. On our wiki there is already a guide for obtaining Amarok from SVN, so I won't detail this here (I am referring to the stable 1.4 branch here; Amarok 2.0 requires a lot more work to build). Once you have the sources, give the configure script your desired installation path ("prefix"):

./configure --prefix=$HOME/amarok_install

Then compile and install as usual. After that edit your ~/.bashrc and add the following lines:

export KDEDIRS=$HOME/amarok_install/:$KDEDIRS
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/amarok_install/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
export PATH=$HOME/amarok_install/bin:$PATH

Now log out from KDE, and log in again. Voila, that's it :-)