[Interest] Issues building Qt 5.11.1 from source

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Jul 10 16:29:29 CEST 2018

On Tuesday, 10 July 2018 06:11:55 PDT Olivier B. wrote:
>  I am currently trying 5.11.1 from sources. My previous mails seems to not
> have been sent, i had forgotten i had unsubscribed. Here are the issues i
> encountered so far:
> - the source archive does not contain .gitmodules at the root. Without it,
> the root configure.bat does not know of the modules, does not load their
> json files, so does not understand arguments passed to configure.bat.
> Either the archive or the building articles need to be updated

Cannot confirm. I can see it in both the .tar.xz and .zip files.

> - config.opt can not contain arguments of strings containing spaces in
> quotes. In my case it was just OPENSSL_DIR that was valued "lib1 lib2
> lib3", so i could pass it as en enviropnment variable instead, but what
> about the path arguments that would contain spaces (for -I, -L, -prefix;..)?
> Since there can be only one argument per line in config.opt, in the for
> loop that reads config.opt of qtbase/configure.bat,  couldn't  the (unused)
> token delimiter be something else than space, like ';' or '%', so that we
> can pass arguments with spaces in quotes?

Don't fight config.opt. Even if you manage to get it parsed, you're going to 
find issues elsewhere. Instead, rename your directory that contains spaces.

> - option -qt-sql-plugin is not understood anymore. initial parsing
> recognizes it as an unknown boolean option , and not an enum option, as
> defined in configure.json of sqldrivers. I switched back to
> -plugin-sqsl-sqlite for now..

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

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