[Qt-creator] About building plugins without whole source tree

Kakadu kakadu.hafanana at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 16:48:42 CET 2016

So, I basically need a post-install script which will copy right files
into right paths. Can you recommend an approach for getting it done?


On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 6:47 PM, Konstantin Tokarev <annulen at yandex.ru> wrote:
> 23.11.2016, 18:39, "Kakadu" <kakadu.hafanana at gmail.com>:
>> Hey, folks
>> At the moment we need to compile QtCreator itself to setup right paths
>> and compile a plugin. I'm kind of curious is it possible to compile
>> QtCreator, do `make install` and do `make install-some-dev-files`
>> after that to be able not to store whole source and build files that
>> are required to compile a pluign (I think only some headers and shared
>> objects are really required).
>> This thing should generally be possible because GNU/Linux -dev
>> packages suit the same purpose. I just do not want to dive into
>> packaging scripts... Maybe you have this thing described in some wiki
>> page which I'm not aware about?
> This has nothing to do with packaging scripts. In fact, dev/devel packages
> in Linux distros serve to _split_ a part of normal installation product apart,
> not to add something to it.
> Qt Creator just does not install headers and other files necessary for building
> plugins in its "make install" implementation.
>> Happy hacking,
>> Kakadu
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> Regards,
> Konstantin

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