[Development] Summary of renaming changes

Alberto Mardegan mardy at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Oct 20 08:53:24 CEST 2012

On 10/20/2012 01:06 AM, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Here's we might do then:
> QT_INSTALL_BINS - remains as it is, points to (on distros) /usr/lib/qt5/bin, 
> contains unrenamed executables.
> QT_INSTALL_SYSTEM_BINS - points to /usr/bin and contains qmake5 (at least). As 
> I said, I don't care if this is the main executable or a symlink to something 
> else, as long as it exists, works and is official.
> Please note that we cannot expect QT_INSTALL_BINS to be in $PATH, so we need 
> to change the documentation anyway. Either we point to the executables with 
> their new and global names, or we document how to find them.


As you mentioned in another message, it would be great if these paths
were discoverable, either with a qt5-config tool or (better, IMHO) with
a qt5.pc pkg-config file defining these variables, so that one could do:

$ pkg-config --variable=QT_INSTALL_BINS qt5


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