kconfig-5.115.0 for lxqt

Introduction to kconfig

The kconfig package provides access to configuration files.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.



This package is extracted from the KF5 set of packages. If KDE Frameworks-5.115.0 is built, do NOT also build this package as presented here.

Package Information

kconfig Dependencies


extra-cmake-modules-5.115.0 and (Qt-5.15.12 or qt-alternate-5.15.12)

Installation of kconfig

Install kconfig by running the following commands:

mkdir -v build &&
cd       build &&

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr        \
      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release         \
      -DBUILD_TESTING=OFF                \
      -Wno-dev ..                        &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

-DCMAKE_INSTALL_LIBEXECDIR=libexec: This overrides the default in extra-cmake-modules, which is /usr/lib/libexec and is not FHS compliant.

-DKDE_INSTALL_USE_QT_SYS_PATHS=ON: This forces installation of Qt plugins in the same directory as Qt-5.15.12 itself. Otherwise they get installed into /usr/mkspecs, which is not FHS compliant.


Installed Programs: kreadconfig5 and kwriteconfig5
Installed Library: libKF5ConfigCore.so, libKF5ConfigGui.so, and libKF5ConfigQml.so
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/cmake/KF5Config and /usr/include/KF5/{KConfigCore,KConfig,KConfigQml,KConfigGui}

Short Descriptions


reads a configuration file using the KConfig interface


writes to a configuration file using the KConfig interface


contains the core configuration library for KF5


contains functions for a GUI for KConfig


contains a QML interface to KConfig