Qt 5 buildability

Jan Kundrát jkt at kde.org
Fri Jan 9 09:32:53 UTC 2015

On Thursday, 8 January 2015 22:59:53 CEST, Ben Cooksley wrote:
> 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).

It's "documented" at their wiki page [1]. I agree that configure checking 
these deps is an obviously good thing and that nobody reads wiki pages.

> 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?

Nobody but you have full knowledge of the build environment that you use. 
Even if I forwarded your report, the Qt developers are likely to ask 
further questions which only you can answer. That's why it's important to 
eliminate as many middlemens from the bug reporting process as possible, 

You should file a bug at their issue tracker.


[1] http://qt-project.org/wiki/Building_Qt_5_from_Git

Trojitá, a fast Qt IMAP e-mail client -- http://trojita.flaska.net/

More information about the Kde-frameworks-devel mailing list