Dec 24, 2017

How to get Cool Retro Term running on KDE neon

I found the awesome looking cool-retro-term recently and installed it on my KDE Neon system via a repository. But of course, I had no luck.
The main text color was invisible. I searched the Internet up and down, and only find 1 person on Twitter with the same problem.
Text on the left column is missing. The main text!
So when you e.g. do a "less xyz.txt" nothing will be showed!
Strange. Must be KDE Neon. And what can you do when something goes wrong on GNU+Linux? Right, recompile it :).

Make sure you installed all dependencies. For Ubuntu 17.04 e.g. it's:

sudo apt-get install build-essential libqt5qml-graphicaleffects qml-module-qt-labs-folderlistmodel qml-module-qt-labs-settings qml-module-qtquick-controls qml-module-qtquick-dialogs qmlscene qt5-default qt5-qmake qtdeclarative5-dev qtdeclarative5-localstorage-plugin qtdeclarative5-qtquick2-plugin qtdeclarative5-window-plugin

Then it's pretty easy:

git clone --recursive
cd cool-retro-term/
qmake && make

Don't know if necessary, but as usual I did a

sudo make install

And boom, that's it. Working like a charm and I'm back in the 70s :)