[Development] Qt 6 co-installability with Qt 5

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 13:41:09 CET 2020


On Tue, 17 Nov 2020 at 08:43, Kevin Kofler via Development
<development at qt-project.org> wrote:
> Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:
> > I've discussed this with Dmitry Shachnev and the simplest way to
> > "solve" this would be to ship binaries in /usr/lib/qt6/bin/foo and
> > have /usr/bin/foo-qt6 symlinks to those.
> I have not yet talked to those who will likely be the maintainers of Qt 6 in
> Fedora, but this is almost exactly how things already work in Fedora for Qt
> 4 and 5 (except that we use hardlinks instead of symlinks due to multilib
> issues, as I explained elsewhere in this thread), so I think that is the
> most likely setup for Qt 6 as well (but Fedora will probably continue to use
> hardlinks).

ACK, I did contact Rex Dieter on IRC, so we have an agreement here.
The links being hard/soft are just a packaging detail in this case.

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer

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