Michael Jansen kde at
Tue May 31 18:58:24 BST 2011

On Tuesday 31 May 2011 19:34:57 Harald Sitter wrote:
> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:31 AM, Alexander Neundorf <neundorf at> 
> > On Sunday 22 May 2011, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > ...
> > 
> >> > > There will be a PhononConfig.cmake file, which will be found
> >> > > by
> >> > > find_package(), and it will contain all the information about
> >> > > the
> >> > > installed phonon, like e.g. the include dir.
> >> > > It will be placed in lib/cmake/phonon/.
> >> > > Alternatively it could also go into lib/phonon/cmake/.
> >> > 
> >> > lib/cmake/phonon sounds best (to have everything in a central
> >> > place :)).
> >> 
> >> Ok.
> > 
> > One more thing: phonon installs some things by default outside
> > This is the Qt plugin and the Qt prj file.
> > 
> > This is not good. By default nothing should be installed outside
> > CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX, because the one who installs may not have write
> > permissions there and he may have chosen the install prefix so that it
> > doesn't touch the rest of the system.
> I agree.
> > So, I'd like to change this so that the default is inside
> > CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX, maybe with a message that some things may have to
> > be set up, and that it can optionally be changed to whatever is wanted.
> If we'd install the Qt plugins anywhere but in the designated Qt
> directories, Qt would not find them, making for a major inconvenience
> for the user. I am not quite sure how to install to C_I_P and maintain
> sane default behavior. If I wanted to develop an application using
> Phonon and Qt Designer (though QML will have the very same problem
> really), I surely would not want to jump through all sorts of hoops to
> get the install paths right.
> So, no idea what to do, but simply installing to C_I_P will not do as
> it moots the users/developers experience.

By default install into the CMAKE Prefix.

Add a option to install that file into the qt prefix. I have to emphasize that 
the default of that option has to be "install into the cmake prefix". Those 
qt-streamer guys  failed to get that right.

If that option not set print out a message stating it will not work and if 
they want to have it work they have to use that option but that will probably 
require root right for installation.

With qt 4.8 print out a warning if that option is not set and inform the user 
that he has to set QMAKESPEC correctly if cmake prefix != qt prefix and the 
option is not set and the sermon above.

Michael Jansen

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