[QBS] QBS not compiling with our compiled Qt version

olivier musse olivier.musse at sfr.fr
Fri Nov 28 09:51:39 CET 2014

Hi Christian,

After testing different cases  we found the bug.
The  install step clear the prl so that it is impossible to use Qbs with 
a compiled version of Qt.



Le 17/10/2014 14:42, Christian Kandeler a écrit :
> On 10/17/2014 12:21 PM, olivier musse wrote:
>> It's a big issue on our side since we have many different versions of Qt
>> we have compiled and not having the .prl files well filed in.
>> At this point, after our last QBS upgrade, we can no more compile and so
>> distribute any new version of our products to our customers.
>> So please, as a first step help, may you tell me which .prl files are
>> analyzed by QBS and what is used inside so that I can generate them
>> properly.
> There is no fixed list. qbs looks at all the .pri files in <qtbase build
> dir>/mkspecs/modules/ and gathers information about modules from there.
> Basically, for every qt_lib_*.pri file that does not have "no_link" in
> its config there must be a corresponding library and prl file, and from
> the prl file we gather additional information.
> I must stress again that there is something seriously wrong with your Qt
> build if the prl files are empty (I have never seen such a thing), and
> other things beside qbs will also not work properly then. You should
> file a bug report for Qt and have this investigated.
> Christian
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