[Interest] question about relocating Qt library installation

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Aug 5 05:59:35 CEST 2014

On Monday 04 August 2014 09:47:55 Darren Dale wrote:
> I spent a good part of the weekend looking for information on the web. I'm
> not certain I understand the problem, but am certain there must be a
> solution, since the Qt installer for windows can install to an arbitrary
> location.

It does that by binary-patching QtCore and qmake.

Does your installation do that?

> I found a short discussion at http://stackoverflow.com/a/17640221
> , talking about how qmake, Qt5Core, and a few other files need to be
> patched, but did not understand exactly what needs to be patched, and how.
> (Please excuse me for not understanding the c++ code that was posted.) Is
> there any documentation on how to do this?

Looks like you didn't.

Run strings on those files and you'll see the build paths. You need to replace 
those paths in the binaries and remove the qt.conf file.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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