[Development] Qt 5 packaging and binary renaming

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Sat Dec 15 17:55:27 CET 2012

On sábado, 15 de dezembro de 2012 11.37.19, Timo Jyrinki wrote:
> 2012/12/14 Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>:
> > Binary renaming is not supported. If you rename binaries, then the
> > qtchooser tool will not help you. You're entirely on your own if you do
> > that and, mind you, the Qt documentation and all Qt support forums and
> > channels will be giving the wrong advice.
> > 
> > Therefore, do not rename.
> Sure, qtchooser will be the way to go. To be exact, the old system
> (and what I extended to Qt5 until now) in Debian was to first rename
> and then use the alternatives system to provide the normally named
> binaries, so all documentation was usable. The user was able to select
> the version to use with the update-alternatives command.

No, the user cannot do that.

The system administrator can do it. There's a big difference.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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