Stellarium needs a few things to be installed on your system before you can build it.
|Dependency||Ubuntu package name||Notes|
|Automake||automake1.9||website. Not required >= Stellarium v0.9.0 - we now use CMake.|
|Autoconf||autoconf||website. Not required >= Stellarium v0.9.0 - we now use CMake.|
|CMake||cmake||website. Required >= Stellarium 0.9.0. Get version 2.4-patch 6 or higher of CMake.|
|GNU C Compiler||gcc||Or compatible alternative.|
|GNU C++ Compiler||g++||Or compatible alternative.|
|Freetype||libfreetype6-dev||website. Apparently at least later than 2.1.0.|
|Boost C++ Libraries||libboost-dev||Since about 2006-08-28|
|JPEG libraries||libjpeg62-dev||New in version 0.9.x|
|Curl library||libcurl3-dev||New in version 0.9.0. Not needed since SVN revision 2694.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Subversion||subversion||Optional. Only necessary if you want to build the latest development version (not the "release" versions).|
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 Feisty users can install all these dependencies in one go by running this command in a terminal:
sudo aptitude install build-essential libfreetype6-dev cvs libsdl-mixer1.2-dev \ libpng12-dev libsdl1.2-dev zlib1g-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dev gcc \ g++ gettext libboost-dev libboost-thread-dev libjpeg-dev libcurl3-dev \ libboost-filesystem-dev subversion libqt4-dev graphviz doxygen cmake
Ubuntu Dapper users (long term support release), you will have to download and build CMake first - the version of CMake from the Dapper repositories is too old.
For mandriva users : here is the command line :
urpmi libmesagl1-devel libmesaglu1-devel libSDL1.2-devel libSDL_sound1.0-devel zlib1-devel \ libpng-devel libfreetype6-devel libboost1-devel libjpeg62-devel libcurl-devel \ libqt4-devel \ doxygen graphviz libSDL_mixer1.2-devel cmake