Stellarium needs a few things to be installed on your system before you can build it.
|Dependency||Ubuntu package name||Notes|
|CMake||cmake||Required >= Stellarium 0.9.0. Get version 2.4-patch 7 or higher of CMake.|
|GNU C Compiler||gcc||Or compatible alternative.|
|GNU C++ Compiler||g++||Or compatible alternative.|
|Freetype||libfreetype6-dev||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|
|QT library >= 4.4.1||libqt4-dev*|| 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.).
Note: If you want to build recent SVN, you will need version 4.4 of QT. Sadly this it not yet in the stable Ubuntu repositories, so you will have to build it from source, or get hold of the 4.4 package from the backports repositry.
|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.|
|Subversion||subversion||Optional. Only necessary if you want to build the latest development version (not the "release" versions).|
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 (so long as they have the right repositories enabled):
sudo aptitude install build-essential libfreetype6-dev cmake \ libpng12-dev zlib1g-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dev gcc \ g++ gettext libboost-dev libboost-thread-dev libjpeg-dev \ libboost-filesystem-dev subversion libqt4-dev graphviz doxygen
For Mandriva users the command line is:
urpmi libmesagl1-devel libmesaglu1-devel libSDL1.2-devel libSDL_sound1.0-devel zlib1-devel \ libpng-devel libfreetype6-devel libboost1-devel libjpeg62-devel libqt4-devel doxygen \ graphviz libSDL_mixer1.2-devel cmake