[Qt-creator] Build AND deploy shared library

Eike Ziller Eike.Ziller at qt.io
Mon Dec 12 10:34:30 CET 2016

> On Dec 11, 2016, at 4:59 PM, Bob Hood <bhood2 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I'm using Creator 4.0.3.  I'm building a Qt plug-in for my application (separate project), and I want to "deploy" the resulting shared library into a specific location where my main application will be looking for those plug-ins.
> I admit right up front, I'm fairly unknowledgeable about using qmake's INSTALL option.  I've been using the DESTDIR option to direct the output to the correct location, but that directs all build files, not just the resulting shared library file.  I only want the shared library file to be deployed to the target location.
> I've tried adding an INSTALL target to the plug-in's project .pro file, but I don't see a way within Qt Creator to execute that target (ideally, it would automatically execute after the build).

You can add another “make” build step which runs “make install” to your build configuration

Br, Eike

>  I also see the "Deployment" section under "Run", but my INSTALL target is not listed there, and I'm not sure how to set that up.
> Can somebody give me some pointers to having (only) my shared library plug-in file deployed to a target location automatically following a successful build within Qt Creator?
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