Stellarium needs a few things to be installed on your system before you can build it.
|Dependency||Ubuntu package name||Notes|
|GNU C Compiler||gcc||Or compatible alternative.|
|GNU C++ Compiler||g++||Or compatible alternative.|
|Subversion||subversion||Optional. Only necessary if you want to build the latest development version (not the "release" versions).|
|Boost C++ Libraries||libboost-dev||Since about 2006-08-28|
|JPEG libraries||libjpeg-dev||New in version 0.9.x|
|Curl library||libcurl3-dev||New in version 0.9.x|
|QT 4.2 library||libqt4-dev||New in version 0.9.x. You must make sure that if you have alternatives for QT development tools for QT3, that you set up your alternatives to point at the QT4 versions of the tools (moc etc.). Since SVN revision 2162, QT is required, not just an optional dependency.|
|CMake||cmake||Since late May 2007, we are using CMake instead of automake/autoconf. Get version 2.4-patch 6 or higher of CMake.|
|Doxygen||doxygen||Optional. If you want to build the API documentation you will need this.|
|Graphviz||graphviz||Optional. If you want to build the API document and include fancy class diagrams, you will need this.|
|SDL-mixer||libsdl-mixer1.2-dev||Optional. If you want to enable audio features in scripting.|
This list is getting quite long... We hope to remove some dependencies after the 0.9.0 release.
Linux users: if your distribution separates libraries into normal and development version, make sure you get the development ones (e.g. in Debian/Ubuntu, the ...-dev packages). Ubuntu users can install all these dependencies in one go by running this command in a terminal:
sudo aptitude install build-essential automake1.9 autoconf \ libfreetype6-dev cvs libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libpng12-dev \ libsdl1.2-dev zlib1g-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dev \ gcc g++ libboost-dev libboost-thread-dev libjpeg-dev \ libcurl3-dev libboost-filesystem-dev subversion \ libqt4-dev graphviz doxygen cmake