[Interest] building qtchooser

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Fri Dec 12 18:13:02 CET 2014

On Friday 12 December 2014 11:09:13 René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> Hi,
> I must have overlooked something, but didn't see any particularly detailed
> build and installation instructions for qtchooser. It seems the Makefiles
> in git were generated by qmake; should one call the qmake of the intended
> default Qt version to build qtchooser, so that the paths in the Makefiles
> are set correctly, instead of having to patch those Makefiles? There's also
> a hard-coded path to /etc/xdg in main.cpp, which is not appropriate for the
> system I'm working with (MacPorts) as it's outside the install prefix
> (which is in fact user-selectable). I'm now handling this with a patch to
> main.cpp, but it'd be more elegant if qtchooser's build system could take
> care of this. In autoconf/configure terms that'd be something like
> --prefix=/ (current set-up; paths /usr and /etc/xdg) and
> --prefix=/opt/local (MacPorts' default; paths /opt/local/bin and
> /opt/local/etc/xdg).

make prefix=/opt/local

The .pro file in src/qtchooser is there only to help you open qtchooser in Qt 
Creator. It works the same way as qmake/qmake.pro in qtbase: you can open it, 
but you should remove the actual qmake step from the list of actions in 
Creator. Run make only.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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