Qt 5 buildability

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Thu Jan 8 21:59:53 UTC 2015

Hi all,

I'm not sure about which list is most appropriate for this, so i'm
sending it here.
It seems that changes from Qt 5.3 to 5.4 have introduced a series of
hidden dependencies.

QtWebEngine won't build unless you have nss-devel installed (which it
complains about) but it also won't build unless libcap-devel is
installed (which it doesn't complain about - you only find out when
the compiler bails out on you).

The real big issue here though is none of this is integrated with
./configure, and the failure in QtWebEngine is fatal. Can someone
please raise this with the Qt developers and get them to fix their
build system please?


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