[Libreoffice] Building on CentOS 5
Terrell Prude' Jr.
microman at cmosnetworks.com
Mon Nov 1 16:06:55 PDT 2010
Wols Lists wrote:
> 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 :-)
Yes, it would, and I'd be one of the howlers! You'd be surprised at how
many RHEL/CentOS boxes running the stock KDE 3.5 are used as desktops.
If Kubuntu doesn't make sense for a given deployment, and that happens
at times, I then call for CentOS 5.
Perhaps a specific command switch ("--enable-kde3") might do the trick?
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