[Development] How to build and install only host_tools ?

Volker Hilsheimer volker.hilsheimer at qt.io
Fri Feb 19 15:55:44 CET 2021

> On 19 Feb 2021, at 13:10, Bogdan Vatra via Development <development at qt-project.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>  I'm trying to build and install *only* host_tools and reuse them for all my 
> cross platform compilation builds. I can build it with `ninja host_tools` but 
> I could not found any `host_tools_install` or `install_host_tools` targets, 
> and if I'm trying to install it with `ninja install` it will build and install 
> everything not only host_tools. 
> Am I missing something? Or there is no way to build and install only 
> host_tools?
> Cheers,
> BogDan.

Noticed the same just now. I don’t see any install targets for the host tools and the code doesn’t seem to add any for the individual tools (there’s no install_moc, for instance), so:



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