macdeployqt: specify framework location?
When I run
macdeployqt(using Qt 4.8.6), I get the following errors:
ERROR: no file at "/Library/Frameworks/QtWebKit.framework/Versions/4/QtWebKit" ERROR: no file at "/Library/Frameworks/QtGui.framework/Versions/4/QtGui" ERROR: no file at "/Library/Frameworks/QtNetwork.framework/Versions/4/QtNetwork" ERROR: no file at "/Library/Frameworks/QtCore.framework/Versions/4/QtCore"
The frameworks are not installed under
/Library/Frameworks; I have them installed elsewhere.
I suspect the problem is related to the fact that the references to these frameworks in the executable are not absolute:
$ otool -L Foo.app/Contents/MacOS/Foo Foo.app/Contents/MacOS/Foo: /System/Library/Frameworks/IOKit.framework/Versions/A/IOKit (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 275.0.0) /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation (compatibility version 150.0.0, current version 1151.16.0) /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1213.0.0) /usr/lib/libiconv.2.dylib (compatibility version 7.0.0, current version 7.0.0) /usr/lib/libpam.2.dylib (compatibility version 3.0.0, current version 3.0.0) /usr/lib/libz.1.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1.2.5) /usr/lib/libbz2.1.0.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1.0.5) QtWebKit.framework/Versions/4/QtWebKit (compatibility version 4.9.0, current version 4.9.4) QtGui.framework/Versions/4/QtGui (compatibility version 4.8.0, current version 4.8.6) QtNetwork.framework/Versions/4/QtNetwork (compatibility version 4.8.0, current version 4.8.6) QtCore.framework/Versions/4/QtCore (compatibility version 4.8.0, current version 4.8.6) /usr/lib/libc++.1.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 120.0.0)
How do I tell
macdeployqtthat these frameworks live somewhere else?
Alternatively, how might I get absolute references to these frameworks in the executable?
Hi and welcome to devnet,
Maybe a silly question but are you sure you are using the correct macdeployqt ?
Did you build Qt yourself ?
@SGaist Yes, I built Qt myself. And, yes, I am certain that the
macdeployqtI built is the one I'm using.
Where is your self-built Qt 4 installed ?
@SGaist Wherever I want it to be.
tarup the output of
make installand I have a script that calls
install_name_tooland adjusts the dependency references for the executables and frameworks in the distribution to point to the installation location (i.e., where the tarball is extracted). Also,
qtinstalldir/bin/qt.confis written to point to the installation location.
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I could give you an upgraded version of macdeployqt which could deploy any kind of Mac OS modules - executables, frameworks, bundles, dynamically linked libraries (dylibs), statically linked such. It could help.
@napajejenunedk0 Thank you for the offer. Is this something that's part of a newer Qt distribution, or something you've customized?
At this point, I've more-or-less reimplemented
macdeployqtmyself as a CMake script. It probably doesn't cover all the bases that your
macdeployqtdoes; but it does what I need it to do.
As noted, I'm using Qt 4.8.6. I should have the opportunity to upgrade to something more recent soon. I'll revisit "official"
macdeployqtthen and file a bug report if I still encounter problems. It does seem to me the inability to tell
macdeployqtwhere to look for the Qt frameworks is a rather significant missing feature; and the fact that it's looking for those frameworks somewhere other than where the tool itself is using them seems like a bug.
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"Is this something that's part of a newer Qt distribution, or something you've customized?"
My customization that I wanted to contribute as well but there were obstacles that prevented this. The customized macdeployqt could be given additional include paths where to search for dependencies, so I think it could help you solve your case.