[Development] Qt Static Package

Mitch Curtis mitch.curtis at qt.io
Mon Apr 29 09:27:14 CEST 2019

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carlos Enrique Pérez Sánchez <ceperez1996 at gmail.com>
> Sent: Friday, 26 April 2019 9:42 PM
> To: Mitch Curtis <mitch.curtis at qt.io>; development at qt-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Development] Qt Static Package
> > This sounds very similar to what I saw with linuxdeployqt a while back
> Currently, I can link dynamically on Linux (using qmake to generate the
> makefile) and make a standalone executable with linuxdeployqt and it works
> well. I do have to add some dependencies manually like the svg module
> (even if I add it to the .pro file) but after that it works well.
> Regarding static builds, I have a few issues on Linux but none of them are
> related directly to Qt. After install the corresponding -dev package the
> related dependency issue is gone. However, it is hard to track all
> dependencies and make another build every time something goes wrong
> because I have a low-power device so the build process takes about 8 hours.
> So, instead, I'm linking dynamically on Linux using linuxdeployqt.
> > I've sinced moved to Qbs, and for a while was building statically on Linux
> and it solved all of the issues I had. Recently users started running into issues
> with missing ICU libs
> I'm using qmake because there is not Qbs option in Qt 5.12 (at least on Linux,
> opensource license). Also, I have zero experience with Qbs, but I will give it a
> try if you suggest so, but...
>     the command line options to pass to configure are exactly the same?
>     BTW: Can you post the command line you use to build Qt statically?

Here are my static configure args for Linux:

-static -release -ltcg -opensource -confirm-license -nomake tests -nomake examples -silent

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