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Can't configure mingw32 + QT 5.7 - no popen



  • Hello,

    I would like to use static libraries, so I am attempting to build QT 5.7 from source.

    I installed a fresh version of MinGW that has GCC 4.9.3.

    I then tried configure.bat -static -opensource -no-build-examples

    The configure failed when the compiler could not find "popen". Popen looks like a non standard way to do pipes.

    Is there a work around for this problem?

    The previous version of QT I had was 4.8.1 and I didn't have this problem with the configure and build process.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    AFAIK, Qt's installer already providing MinGW 4.9, you should use that one which was used to build the package.


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