[Interest] can't configure for only -release on Qt5 Beta2 Mac

VStevenP vstevenpavao at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 28 07:10:01 CET 2012

----- Original Message -----

> From: Lincoln Ramsay <a1291762 at gmail.com>
> To: interest at qt-project.org
> Cc: 
> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [Interest] can't configure for only -release on Qt5 Beta2 Mac
> On 28/11/12 11:29, VStevenP wrote:
>>  Thanks for your thoughts...it's much appreciated.
>>  I simply did:
>>  ./configure -prefix $PWD/qtbase -release -opensource
>>  from within a freshly-created qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.0.0-beta2 
> directory.
>>  I created this directory using tar xvzf on the file found here:
> http://releases.qt-project.org/qt5.0/beta2/single/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.0.0-beta2.tar.gz
> Ok. I have downloaded this too and checked out it's configure. It's the 
> same...
> I really can't see how this could have happened. Does your $PWD contain 
> spaces or other special characters? (though if this was the case, you 
> should have ended up with other errors)
> You can get a dump from the shell as its running configure. That might 
> help identify what is going wrong. You'd do that with commands like this:
> cd qtbase
> sh -x ./configure -prefix $PWD -release -opensource >log.txt 2>&1
> You could gzip the log file and send it to me if you'd like. It's 
> possibly not something you'd want to put on a public list like this.
> -- 
> Link

Link - you were spot-on.  There were unprintable characters in the configure command string, causing the subsequent -release switch to be mistreated.

Thanks for your input!

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