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Compiling a library on a system with no qmake installation

  • I'm trying to compile a library that I wrote in Qt Creator using qmake on a remote machine which does not have qmake installed. I thought that running "make" on the qmake-generated Makefile would work without qmake present, but apparently it doesn't.

    Is there a way to generate a Makefile on a machine and using this same Makefile on another machine to compile the library?


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    You would still need moc to be present for the build to succeed.

  • The library does not depend on any way on Qt. I just wanted to use the IDE.

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    Why use qmake then? There is Scons, Cmake, and many other build systems to choose from :)

    Going back to your question - take a look at the Makefile. It is certainly possible to reuse it on a different machine, but it's also very probable that some paths are wrong. You can safely edit and adjust the file by hand to match the target machine.

  • Well, at first, I didn't know I would have to compile on machine without qmake!

    Anyway, I found that the easiest way was to manually compile the library. It's not big, so it's pretty usable.

    Thanks for your time!

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