Building Digikam for Dummies on Ubuntu and other linux based distro´s

Building digiKam for dummies on Ubuntu. Updated according the latest, input, feedback and knowledge about the current process per Sept 17, 2011. The following guide is intended for Ubuntu users with no experience in compiling software from source. However, I provide links to instructions for other platforms than Ubuntu. IMPORTANT NOTE: This guide has been tested for Ubuntu 11.04. It has been verified that this is not going to work, if you are
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