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

Walter Stefan Stefan.Walter at lisec.com
Fri Mar 4 09:12:40 CET 2016

Dear Thiago,

please don't take it as an offense. I just assume that I am for sure not the only one or a group of less coders that still need to support a not very old CentOS 6.

All I want to do here is to give my input, to improve the code base to also work still fine with a CentOS 6.

Von: Development <development-bounces+stefan.walter=lisec.com at qt-project.org> im Auftrag von Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>
Gesendet: Freitag, 04. März 2016 11:49
An: development at qt-project.org
Betreff: Re: [Development] Qt 5.6.0-rc build issues on CentOS 6.7 x86_64        with g++

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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