[Development] Android missing SONAME in lib's causes

Simon Lees simon.lees at codan.com.au
Mon Jul 29 01:46:23 CEST 2013

On 07/27/2013 02:29 AM, BogDan wrote:
>>>>>      This provides a improvement for me but it is not a complete
>> solution, on
>>>>>      android we load libQt5xxx.so my solution as it was still tried
>> to load
>>>>>      libQt5xxx.so.5 which doesn't exist as libraries are not
>> symlinked on
>>>>>      android like they are on Linux and only libQt5xxx.so is present.
>>>>   Then perhaps this is the reason that the variable is simply cleared on
>>>>   Android. qmake should probably generate the SONAME without the version
>> on
>>>>   android?
>>>>   Ossi, is that possible?
>>>>   Thanks,
>>>   Hello,
>>>   If you are going to roll it back
>> https://codereview.qt-project.org/#change,61330
>>>   a few things will stop to work immediately:
>>>     - android qt creator plugin.
>>>     - no qt apps will be movable to sdcard (most of the sdcards are fat
>> formated, and it can not have symlinks).
>>>     - Ministro needs lots of changes to support symlinks, this is the reason
>> why I choose not to use SONAME.
>>>   There are two ways to have a Qt application on Android, one is to use
>> Ministro to get the libs, and the second one is to bundle Qt libs into the APK.
>> For none of them you don't need to use SONAME.
>>>   Personally, I see no reason why should SONAME be used for Android ...
>>>   Thanks,
>>>   BogDan.
>>>   P.S. Sorry for slow reply, I didn't see the message until now.
>>>   .
>> Hi,
>> The only reason for it is to fix cmake building. From my testing yes
>> using the normal method to set the SONAME to be libQt5Core.so.5 does
>> break everything but manually setting the SONAME to be libQt5Core.so
>> works, at least for me this is because the java wrapper has already
>> loaded libQt5.core.so before my shared library is loaded and as they
>> have the same name the library is not re loaded.
>> The only other solution is to patch cmake so it doesn't require a SONAME
>> or so that a SONAME can be manually provided.
>> Cheers
>> Simon
> In this case I'll keep my -1 for that patch :)
> Can't cmake scripts be changed to work with SONAME set to
> libQt5XXXXX.so ?
> Cheers,
> BogDan.
> .
Hi All,
I know the discussion has moved on from here but just to clarify, cmake 
works fine with libQt5xxx.so its just not possible to generate libraries 
with that using Qt's configure and qmake (well i'm not smart enough to).

Cheers Simon

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