[SEMI-SOLVED]Linking problem with QT Creator on Mac OS X (boost regex)
I've added boost_regex.a to my project in qt creator (using the add library... context menu command) but when I run the app it crashes failing to load it and complaining about the dylib instead.
Here is the relevant part of the generated .pro file:
INCLUDEPATH += /boost/148/include
macx: LIBS += -L$$PWD/../../../../../boost/148/lib/ -lboost_regex
INCLUDEPATH += $$PWD/../../../../../boost/148/include
DEPENDPATH += $$PWD/../../../../../boost/148/include
macx: PRE_TARGETDEPS += $$PWD/../../../../../boost/148/lib/libboost_regex.a
I recall that on osx you don't specify the libs using the -l flag but simply adding them as arguments to the compiler, but qt generates a makefile where this rule is not followed:
LIBS = $(SUBLIBS) -F/cpplibsQtSDK/Desktop/Qt/4.8.1/gcc/lib -L/cpplibsQtSDK/Desktop/Qt/4.8.1/gcc/lib -L/Users/davidborsodi/Documents/workspace_cpp/sc_leveleditor/../../../../../boost/148/lib/ -lboost_regex -framework QtOpenGL -L/usr/local/pgsql/lib -L/tmp/qt-stuff-85167/source/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.8.1/Desktop/Qt/4.8.1/gcc/lib -F/tmp/qt-stuff-85167/source/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.8.1/Desktop/Qt/4.8.1/gcc/lib -framework QtGui -framework QtCore -framework OpenGL -framework AGL
How should I modify the pro file to get qt correctly link the libs?
I've found one solution for dynamic linking combining the instructions of these two so posts:
though I haven't tried it for static but I'm content with this for now...