[Interest] Change in Qt5 download URLs

Sergio Ahumada san at sansano.inf.utfsm.cl
Sun Aug 18 21:56:13 CEST 2013

On 08/18/2013 07:56 PM, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Hello,
> The download URLs for the Qt5 submodules tarballs have recently
> changed, which is quite annoying for embedded Linux build systems.
> But what's even more annoying is that the new organization of files
> adopted in http://download.qt-project.org/ seems to imply that the most
> recent version of Qt is available in
> http://download.qt-project.org/official_releases/qt/, and then, once a
> newer Qt release is shipped, the older one gets moved to
> http://download.qt-project.org/archive/qt/.

this is correct.

> This is really annoying for embedded Linux build systems: they have
> recipes to help people cross-compile many libraries/applications to
> create an embedded Linux system, and therefore they contain the URL of
> upstream tarballs of source code. Moving tarballs around after a
> release has been made breaks the recipes of all those build systems.

maybe a symbolic link could be made from
/official_releases/qt/5.1/5.0.2/ pointing to /archive/qt/5.0/5.0.2/ ?
does that help ?

This change was made because some people were unable to find older
releases from http://qt-project.org/downloads . Only the latest release
was linked from /downloads/ and the link to /archives/ didn't contain

> Would it be possible for the Qt project to adopt a file organization
> that does not move tarballs once a release has been made?

what do you propose ?

> Thanks!
> Thomas

Sergio Ahumada
san at sansano.inf.utfsm.cl

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