Trying to build knotifications framework, kdesrc-build and qt5

Colin Williams colin.williams.seattle at
Tue Aug 3 11:01:30 BST 2021

> Your Qt is broken.

> /usr/local/lib/ undefined symbol: u_strToUpper_68


> "Couldn't update Qt5 repository submodules!" means running the init-repository command from the qt5 repo failed, maybe you don't have perl or any of the perl dependencies > for that command?

I have a recent version of perl, not 100% sure what perl dependencies
I think I need. One thing to note of interest is that I am trying to
invoke ./kdesrc-build knotifications and with my config it attempts to
build 7 "major" components. Regarding the source cloning issue the
only one reporting the source fetching or submodule issue is qt5.
Every other module doesn't have a source fetching issue. I was trying
the --verbose flag, but just discovered the --debug flag. Then I've
blown away the build and source directories and trying again.

Well i guess you have perl since kdesrc-build is in perl, anyhow
you'll have to figure out what's going on wrong with that command


On Sun, Aug 1, 2021 at 12:55 AM Colin Williams
<colin.williams.seattle at> wrote:
> I'm trying to build the knotifications framework on a platform that
> doesn't provide packages for kde. The platform provided qt5 and
> qt5-tools packages. I installed them. Then when building the framework
> dependencies I got
> From that error I suspect that the system qt5 is broken. So now I am
> interested in allowing kdesrc-build to create QT5, and then back to
> the steps to build the framework.
> On the Qt5 build I am getting >Couldn't update Qt5 repository submodules!
> Unable to update Qt5, build cancelled.
> I went to the qt5 src directory and ran git submodule update. It took
> awhile, but it looks like it updated the submodules. However I still
> get the same error mentioned above when I try to build. Can someone
> suggest how I can manually update the submodules or satisfy the
> sources so kdesrc-build can build qt5 and I can move to the next step?

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