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QMake Relative Path Problem



  • Hi,

    Not sure if this has been posted but search didn't help much.

    I've got this path in my .pro file:

    win32:CONFIG(release, debug|release): LIBS += -L$$OUT_PWD/../OpenGL/ -lOpenGL

    and it turns into this in the Makefile.Debug:

    /LIBPATH:C:\build-test-Desktop_Qt_5_4_1_MSVC2013_OpenGL_32bit-Debug\Test..\OpenGL\ OpenGL.lib

    the ellipses don't translate into a path but are placed in literally.

    The other method words where i specify the ".lib" file directly in the LIBS path, but I wanted to get this to work.

    Any ideas?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    Do you mean that you want a path without ".." ?



  • @SGaist

    Thanks for your reply. I would like the '..' to be replaced with the parent directory. It appears to be writing the '..' literally and confusing the Makefile as it complains to me it can't find the lib file.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    The .. should not be a problem. However to your really have a library named OpenGL.lib in your build directory ?



  • @SGaist

    Hmm created a fresh new SubDirs project with a linked interal library and it works :/


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