[Development] Building Qt 5 in release mode with debug symbols

Sergio Martins sergio.martins at kdab.com
Fri Oct 10 11:48:04 CEST 2014

On Friday, October 10, 2014 11:39:33 Milian Wolff wrote:
> Hello all,
> once more I'm preparing a Qt 5 build for profiling purposes and wonder again
> why there is no way to combine -release and -debug in Qt's configure
> script. The only way to get a sane build for profiling Qt code itself that
> I know of is hacking the mkspec and ensuring that -g is added even in
> -release mode.
> Is there any reason for that? Could we improve this situation somehow to
> make it simpler to get a Qt build with optimizations and debug symbols?
> Am I missing the recommended way to get this done?


-force-debug-info: Create symbol files for release builds.

Should work no ?

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