Mysql plugin not loaded when running in debug mode
Using QtSDK 1.2.1 on a mac.
I'm trying to identify an issue with my application, and as such trying to use Qt debug libraries.
Following the documentation there:
I set export DYLD_IMAGE_SUFFIX=_debug
When doing so, I can see that the Qt debut libraries are properly loaded.
However, it can't find the mysql plugins.
mysql plugin is installed, for both standard and debug:
jyaimac:plugins jyavenard$ ls -l sqldrivers/
-rwxr-xr-x 1 jyavenard staff 646992 20 Apr 13:39 libqsqlite.dylib
-rwxr-xr-x 1 jyavenard staff 958048 20 Apr 13:39 libqsqlite_debug.dylib
-rwxr-xr-x 1 jyavenard staff 93376 20 Apr 15:02 libqsqlmysql.dylib
-rwxr-xr-x 1 jyavenard staff 187752 20 Apr 15:01 libqsqlmysql_debug.dylib
-rwxr-xr-x 1 jyavenard staff 169032 20 Apr 13:39 libqsqlodbc.dylib
-rwxr-xr-x 1 jyavenard staff 210144 20 Apr 13:39 libqsqlodbc_debug.dylib
-rwxr-xr-x 1 jyavenard staff 111176 20 Apr 13:39 libqsqlpsql.dylib
-rwxr-xr-x 1 jyavenard staff 159088 20 Apr 13:39 libqsqlpsql_debug.dylib
If I unset DYLD_IMAGE_SUFFIX, then everything works fine...
What is the proper way of not only running debug version of Qt and still have access to plugins ?
Thanks in advance.
I would suspect that the dynamic linker tries to load libmysqlclient_debug.dylib - i.e. the mysql library itself with the respective suffix. Try to find the installation directory of your mysql libs:
on the shell issue
and then setup some symlinks:
ln -s libmysqlclient.dylib libmysqlclient_debug.dylib
You might need to add the respective symlinks for the versioned file names too.
Actuelly, i had already created the symlinks as I too thought it was the issue.
However, activating linker logs showed that it was not even loading the original plugin to start with.
I then looked at what QStringList QCoreApplication::libraryPaths would return, and the value was different to when running in non-debug mode.
In non-debug it points to the Qt system plugin directory (where the MySQL plugin was copied) but when running in debug mode it is set to the working dir.
So I simply created a link in my working directory to the system Qt lib. And it's now working.
A tad confusing...
Since I've found why it's crashing, and the bug is in qt unfortunately.
Thanks for the help.