[Development] Qt 6 co-installability with Qt 5

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer perezmeyer at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 13:44:07 CET 2020

On Wed, 18 Nov 2020 at 09:34, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
<perezmeyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Then there's the question of which tools we recommend be in $PATH with a
> > suffix (list (b)). Please expand on this list if necessary, with a reason.
> > Here's the minimum list:
> >
> > qmake6         entry point for building qmake-based applications, situation
> >                similar to /usr/bin/python (see [1])
> >
> >
> > I am not yet 100% convinced it is. This is a build tool after all, and even changes with minor versions of Qt. I know Linux distributions do only ship one minor version, but many of our users have to manage multiple minor versions of Qt as well. And renaming qmake with every minor version is a no-go.
> Well, that's the exact opposite reply I've got (from Ossi?) on Qt 5.0
> times. qmake needed to be on path in order to be able to query it for
> some paths. But if that's no longer the case then yes, it can stay
> away.

...but using the same rationale that would also mean that tools like
cmake shouldn't be on path, which is not true. And yes, we could
simply symlink qmake6 but I think that, for this very specific tool,
the name should be qmake6 in docs too, at least on Linux.

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer

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