[Development] Qt 6 co-installability with Qt 5

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 13:02:35 CET 2020


On Wed, 18 Nov 2020 at 06:02, Joerg Bornemann <joerg.bornemann at qt.io> wrote:
> On 11/18/20 12:49 AM, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:
> >> You need to have a host Qt installed, including qmake.
> >> The cross-built Qt's qmake is a wrapper script that calls the host Qt's
> >> qmake and passes a qt.conf file, adjusting qmake's properties.
> >> This wrapper script in the cross-built Qt is currently named "qmake" and
> >> currently lives in $prefix/bin.
> >
> > Sounds like $prefix/bin/qmake6 is feasible, even maybe *always* a
> > script that calls the host's qmake installed in $bindir except when
> > passed the right qt.conf file. Would that work? That would also mean
> > avoiding installing the real qmake in $prefix/bin and it's prefix.
> $prefix/bin/qmake6 can also be a wrapper script, sure.
> What would be the advantage of not installing the actual qmake binary there?

None, I've realized it after sending the mail.

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer

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