[Development] Qt 5.6.0-rc build issues on CentOS 6.7 x86_64 with g++

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Fri Mar 4 08:49:59 CET 2016

On sexta-feira, 4 de março de 2016 07:43:12 PST Walter Stefan wrote:
> Dear Thiago,
> It seems to me that 5.6.0 is far from ready to be released.

Actually, no, it's working well for the common scenario. You're the one with 
the old distro that has an old compiler and lacks Gold. Most people who build 
Qt from sources are in new distros that are working. I know you have a valid 
environment that deserves to be supported. It just happens that you're not 
part of the majority.

Besides, the point of the RC is to find those issues and fix them. We have.

> The workaround mentioned by you is not clear to me. It sounds like a lot of
> work and tweaking, or correct me if I am wrong.

The official Qt release is one tarball per Qt module. So you have to download 
qtbase-*.tar.gz, build it, install it, and after that is done you can move on 
to the next module.

The qt-everywhere-*.tar.gz file is a convenience. It's not the official release. 
If it doesn't work for you, you can always just use the official way.

> As Qt 5.6.0 got announced as long time release, we really would like to
> bring all our systems to that version.

And we'll keep fixing the issues so that you are able to. 5.6.0 is not the last 
release in the 5.6 series. We don't have to get everything fixed in the .0 
release. There will be a 5.6.1, then a 5.6.2, then a 5.6.3, etc.

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

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