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Error during compiling the Qt 4.8.0 libraries

  • @c:/mingw/bin/../lib/gcc/mingw32/4.6.1/../../../../mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot fin
    d -lwebcore
    c:/mingw/bin/../lib/gcc/mingw32/4.6.1/../../../../mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot fin
    d -ljscore
    collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
    mingw32-make.exe[4]: *** [debug\tst_qwebframe.exe] Error 1
    mingw32-make.exe[4]: Leaving directory C:/qt-static/src/3rdparty/webkit/Source/ WebKit/qt/tests/qwebframe' mingw32-make.exe[3]: *** [debug-all] Error 2 mingw32-make.exe[3]: Leaving directoryC:/qt-static/src/3rdparty/webkit/Source/
    mingw32-make.exe[2]: *** [sub-qwebframe-make_default] Error 2
    mingw32-make.exe[2]: Leaving directory C:/qt-static/src/3rdparty/webkit/Source/ WebKit/qt/tests' mingw32-make.exe[1]: *** [sub-WebKit-qt-tests-make_default-ordered] Error 2 mingw32-make.exe[1]: Leaving directoryC:/qt-static/src/3rdparty/webkit/Source'

    mingw32-make.exe: *** [sub-webkit-make_default-ordered] Error 2


    I followed this 2 guides to develop a static build of the Qt 4.8.0:

    1. "How to build a static Qt version for Windows with GCC":
    2. "Compile QT 4.8.0 with MinGW":

    I downloaded the file
    I installed Perl (as discovered in the second link)
    I installed MinGW with all stuff and added the bin folder to the PATH enviroments

    Then I extracted the zip file to C:\ and renamed the folder to "qt-static"
    I done the changes explained in the first link above at section: "Editing the config files for static build" and finally I done all steps in the next section of the guide.

    After about 4 hours of compiling, the compiler shows the error! :(
    I try to recompile an older version, the Qt 4.7.0; same error!

    Where did I go wrong? Please help I'm a newbe of Qt!

  • Static build of webkit is not supported. You should call configure with -no-webkit. see the docs:, that page has gone for 4.8 docs, unfortunately, but I'm pretty sure this holds true for that version too.

  • Perfect, I replaced the switch -webkit with -no-webkit, and has built it correctly! That guide should be updated ;)

  • I have the same problem on qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.8.0. But even I use shared build for embedded arm. It still happens.

    My configure on QtEmbedded is as below:
    ./configure -prefix PATH -embedded arm -make tools -xplatform qws/linux-arm-g++ -v -qt-mouse-tslib -I’tslib PATH’/include -L’tslib PATH’/lib -qt-gfx-vnc

    If I add “-no-webkit “ as below, it works. But I need uiloader and webkit at the same time.So, how do I do?
    ./configure -prefix PATH -embedded arm -make tools -xplatform qws/linux-arm-g++ -v -no-webkit -qt-mouse-tslib -I’tslib PATH’/include -L’tslib PATH’/lib -qt-gfx-vnc

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