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[Solved] Building Qt 4.8.2 on Ubuntu

  • Hello everyone,
    I am trying to build Qt 4.8.2 from source on latest Ubuntu i386. I have run following commands:
    ./configure -nomake tests -nomake demos -nomake examples -no-exceptions -nomake webkit -opensource
    But I keep getting following error:
    In file included from /usr/include/glib-2.0/glib/gasyncqueue.h:34:0,
    from /usr/include/glib-2.0/glib.h:34,
    from /usr/include/glib-2.0/gobject/gbinding.h:30,
    from /usr/include/glib-2.0/glib-object.h:25,
    from /usr/include/glib-2.0/gio/gioenums.h:30,
    from /usr/include/glib-2.0/gio/giotypes.h:30,
    from /usr/include/glib-2.0/gio/gio.h:28,
    from wtf/gobject/GOwnPtr.cpp:24:
    /usr/include/glib-2.0/glib/gthread.h:51:16: error: ‘union’ tag used in naming ‘struct _GMutex’ [-fpermissive]
    /usr/include/glib-2.0/glib/gthread.h:58:7: error: ‘union’ tag used in naming ‘struct _GMutex’ [-fpermissive]
    make[2]: *** [.obj/release-static/GOwnPtr.o] Error 1
    make[2]: Leaving directory /home/honza/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.8.2/src/3rdparty/webkit/Source/JavaScriptCore' make[1]: *** [sub-JavaScriptCore-JavaScriptCore-pro-make_default-ordered] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory/home/honza/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.8.2/src/3rdparty/webkit/Source'
    make: *** [sub-webkit-make_default-ordered] Error 2
    Anybody can please help with this? Thanks in advance!

  • It seems the webkit code still refers to _GMutex as a union while, in glib-2.0, it is a struct.
    Try -no-webkit instead of -nomake webkit.


  • Thanks, -no-webkit did the trick.
    Link to qtforum was helpfull as well. Thanks again!

  • https://codereview.qt-project.org/#change,25069 fixes the build for me.

    Unfortunately it is not really possible to apply this to Qt since it will break other systems.

  • Tobias, can you explain what do you mean with "it will break other systems"
    Will there be another solution to fix that problem?

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