[Libreoffice] Building on CentOS 5

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Mon Nov 1 11:22:43 PDT 2010

On 01/11/10 05:03, Terrell Prude' Jr. wrote:
> There is also one I'm not sure how to satisfy within CentOS 5's
> packaging.  This would be Qt4.  Here are the messages from make.
>  checking which jfreereport libs to use... internal
>  checking for jfreereport module... OK
>  checking which Apache commons-* libs to use... internal
>  checking for Qt4 headers... no
>  configure: error: Qt4 headers not found.  Please specify the root of
> your Qt4 installation by exporting QT4DIR before running "configure".
>  make: *** [stamp/build] Error 1
>  [microman at multimedia01 build]$

The way the build system handles Qt at the moment is an (excuse my
french) nightmare.

While it uses pkg-config to detect gtk, it used to just assume Qt3 was
present. Seeing as that's not true on most recent distros, it's just
been "fixed" to assume Qt4 is present. Which is just as f'ing stupid,
but stands a far better chance of being true.

When I've deciphered how pkg-config and Qt interact (which is my current
project :-) the build system should correctly detect Qt4 and behave
accordingly. Seeing as I haven't got Qt3 on my system, someone else will
have to fix that should they wish that to work properly. Or I'll just
delete Qt3 support :-) but that'll probably evoke a few howls of protest :-)


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