Installing application from kdesrc-build wants to write to unpermitted directories

When using kdesrc-build ktexteditor, the package seems to build, but tells me it doesn’t install because its trying to write to something it doesn’t have access to.

CMake Error at src/cmake_install.cmake:142 (file):
  file INSTALL cannot copy file
  to "/usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.kde.ktexteditor.katetextbuffer.policy":
  Permission denied.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  cmake_install.cmake:51 (include)

How do I get around this (without needing to use sudo)? Also, how do I make other local KDE packages on my system to use local dependencies instead of system ones? Thank you.

I can’t reproduce, ktexteditor installs into ~/kde/usr for me. Are you sure kdedir is set in your kdesrc-builrc?

Depends on what you mean by “local”. Do you mean the ones built in kdesrc-build? They should find each other automatically.

When opening the config file, I come across this.

    # Install directory for KDE software
    kdedir ~/kde/usr

    # Directory for downloaded source code
    source-dir ~/kde/src

    # Directory to build KDE into before installing
    # relative to source-dir by default
    build-dir ~/kde/build

I don’t think there shouldn’t be anything in here that would cause an install to /usr/.

I also noticed include-dependencies is kept off since I am on a rolling release. Does this have to be on?