[Interest] Creating Installer for custom Build of Qt

Michael Jackson imikejackson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 15:32:00 CEST 2013

Branching from the current discussion thread of "[Interest] Oops! Somebody's got a bad case of dependency bloat!" there is another way that I could solve a problem for all the custom builds that I need and that would be to be able to actually build the an installer from my custom build. So instead of downloading the prebuilts (which do not meet my needs), attempting to compile but cant because the tools can not be installed on my collaborators computers, why can I NOT create the installer?

Here is the scenario. I have a machine with lots of Windows Virtual Machines that I _do_ have control over. I can install Perl and what ever else is needed. I match my environment as closely as possible to my collaborators computers (VS Versions, Windows Versions, ect). I am perfectly willing to do all the builds that I need for our project for the various versions of VS we use. If I can do my builds and create the installer package I can simply hand that to my collaborators and say "Here install this. it works.".

But alas, the installer is some black magic proprietary solution that doesn't want to be given out. The main important thing about the installer is the ability to adjust the paths in the Qt Libraries during the installation.

Is it possible to build the installer package from my own custom build?

This is my custom build configure line for those who are interested:
//-- Windows
configure -confirm-license -opensource -debug-and-release -shared -fast -exceptions -stl -no-qt3support -nomake demos -nomake examples -no-webkit -platform win32-msvc2010

//-- OS X
./configure -opensource -nomake demos -nomake examples -debug-and-release -shared -fast -exceptions -stl -no-qt3support  -no-webkit -no-phonon -largefile -arch x86_64  -prefix /Users/Shared/Toolkits/Qt-4.8.4-Cocoa -Dmmacosx-version-min=10.6 -Dmmacosx-version-min=10.6

//-- ParaView Builds
-confirm-license -opensource -webkit -xmlpatterns -no-plugin-manifests -no-audio-backend -no-dbus -no-multimedia -no-openssl -no-phonon -no-style-windowsce -no-style-windowsmobile -nomake demos -nomake examples

Mike Jackson

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