[Development] Conflict between Homebrew policy and Qt6

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu Feb 4 18:20:42 CET 2021

On Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:56:36 PST Paper Chalice wrote:
> Hi developers,
> I tried to write homebrew formula for qt6 and met a problem. qmake will
> resolve QT_INSTALL_PREFIX to the /usr/local/Cellar/qt/6.0.1, which is not
> friendly to other qt related formulae. I tried to add a patch but I don't
> know the side effects, in homebrew's build env formula have no write
> permission to /usr/local, so will it be a won't fix or can report a issue
> to Qt issues tracker? for details, see
> https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/pull/70302 

Can you explain why it is not friendly to the formulae?

Please note that the system-wide installation of Qt 6 is not yet possible in 
6.0. Qt 6.1 will move/rename the tools so that Qt 5 and Qt 6 can be co-

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel DPG Cloud Engineering

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