[Qt-creator] Where to install Ninja on macOS Sierra (10.12)

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Fri Apr 7 13:11:59 CEST 2017

07.04.2017, 14:06, "Tobias Hunger" <tobias.hunger at qt.io>:
> Hi Mike,
> I am not much of an Apple user, so I hope I do not make a fool out of myself by
> trying to answer:
> Creator should not default to ninja unless it sees a "ninja" binary in PATH.

AFAIK question was about using ninja consciously, not as default option.

Mike: Change build command in project settings from "cmake --build ." to
/usr/local/bin/ninja or where do you have it

> On Thu, 2017-04-06 at 12:42 -0400, Mike Jackson wrote:
>>  What is the recommended location to install ninja on macOS Sierra so
>>  that QtCreator can find it? We tried the usual /usr/local/bin but
>>  QtCreator does not seem to find it there.
>>  Note: putting it in /usr/bin or /bin is NOT a correct answer since SIP
>>  is on by default and will not allow it.
> Add the directory with Ninja to PATH? Does that work?
> Creator will call "cmake --build .". CMake needs to find ninja somehow. From
> what I see in the manual CMake should find anything in PATH, but I got a report
> that this is apparently not the case on Macs.
>>  Could QtCreator ship with a Ninja in its "Resources" directory or is
>>  there some preference setting (like the CMake path) that we are missing?
> No, there is no special setting.
> I would love to ship more development tools with Qt Creator (e.g. cmake, ninja,
> git) and have them optionally installed along with the IDE. But this is not my
> call to make, no idea whether or not we will do so.
> Best Regards,
> Tobias
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