xkb not getting configured for Qt 5.x builds, getting "xkbcommon: ERROR: failed to add default include path auto"
When building against Qt 5.4.2, my application complains on startup and the keyboard does not respond to input:
xkbcommon: ERROR: failed to add default include path auto Qt: Failed to create XKB context! Use QT_XKB_CONFIG_ROOT environmental variable to provide an additional search path, add ':' as separator to provide several search paths and/or make sure that XKB configuration data directory contains recent enough contents, to update please see http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xkeyboard-config/ .
I know that I can set QT_XKB_CONFIG_ROOT=/usr/share/X11/xkb/ and this goes away, but how can I compile Qt or my application so that users are not forced to set this variable in order to get a working keyboard?
I figured it out. I was building in a build farm environment and it turns out there are no xkb (xkeyboard-config) libraries there unless I explicitly request them. After doing so, the problem goes away.
Glad you found out and thanks for sharing.
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