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Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Qt5 Windows platform plugin location

From: Mark Brand
Subject: Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Qt5 Windows platform plugin location
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:02:21 +0100
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On Tuesday 21 January 2014 09:17:13 Moritz Bunkus wrote:
> Hey,
> thanks for the feedback. Well, converting my whole build system [1][2] to
> qmake would be an enormous task for little to no gain at all. I'd rather
> special-case for this in configure and implement the shell-script hackery.
> Maybe I'll include a dummy project file, let qmake generate a Makefile and
> extract the required information from it.
> That brings me to another question: why are the Qt5 development tools (moc,
> uic, qmake etc.) not installed as ${MXE}/usr/bin/${host}-${tool} as well?
> They're only available as ${MXE}/usr/${host}/bin/${tool}. At least qmake is
> host-specific regarding where it looks for its .prl files, and at the
> moment I have to tell configure where those binaries are manually (or
> manipulate PATH and prepend that directory along with the general MXE bin
> directory).

Qmake finds not only its prl files but also its own moc and uic. These don't 
have to be in the PATH. When using qmake, all you really have to do is make 
sure you invoke the right qmake.


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