Why does Qt (4.8.4 64-bit) have to be in C:\QtSDK?
After some grief trying to set up Qt 4.8.4 for 64bit MinGW in a new directory, I discovered that QtCreator at least really really wanted it to be under QtSDK/. Put it there and now can build. Does anyone know how I could have made it work elsewhere?
The path is build into your tools like qmake and stuff. Just search the binaries with a tool and you will see that the path is found in a lot of places. If you simply rename the installation directory, you are not changing the settings in the binaries.
Quite a while ago I have seen a thread dealing with a tool changing the directory name everywhere i the binaries. However, it did work only when the new name was shorter than the old name.
The use is more for changing the installation drive than renaming the whole folder. -Unfortunately, I do not recall the name right away.- [edit, See next post]
qpatch is the name.
"Here is a post referring to it.":http://qt-project.org/faq/answer/is_it_possible_to_move_the_qt_directory_to_another_directory_after_installa
and here is apparently "the thread":http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/7379 I referred to