# [solved] QMAKE: unknown replace function...

• Hi guys, I am here again, now I am learning QMAKE from QtCreator Git Clone and I am trying to use that directory structure, everything works fine but:
I have got Project.pri file where is defined function:
@defineReplace(getLibraryTarget) { return(\$\${PROJECT_NAME}.\$\$1) }@
And it should replace library target in library subproject (Project.pri is included there) to: Project.LibraryName
But: If I run that project, QMAKE writes: @"Unknown replace function: getLibraryTarget"@

In library project is:
@
include(../../../Project.pri)
QT += xml xmlpatterns gui

TARGET = \$\$getLibraryTarget(ServicesManager)
TEMPLATE = lib

DEFINES += SERVICESMANAGER_LIBRARY

SOURCES += ServicesManager.cpp

ServicesManager_global.h
@

I really don't know where is the problem.

EDIT: I tried to define another function in Project.pri, but the same problem result: unknown function... I don't know where is the problem...But when I wrote message(\$\${PROJECT_NAME}), that variable was found and wrote the "Project" .. I really don't understand it...

• I think qmake is pretty strict in the function formatting. See if it helps if you no longer make it a one-liner:

@defineReplace(getLibraryTarget) {
return(\$\${PROJECT_NAME}.\$\$1)
}@

• Well, I rewrote it...Probably .pri file was missing (but it was there!)... And then it worked fine... thanks for help and time :)