Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: script



  • I have build Qt from source and now I am trying to build Qt Creator from source and get the following error: Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: script. I found a similar thread that suggested building qtscript libraty by running make module-qtscript manually. I did that from the Qt source folder and the build for the script library finished without any errors. However, I still get the same error when I try to prepare Qt Creator for build:

    $ qmake -r ../qt-creator/qtcreator.pro
    Reading /home/aras/Projects/qt-creator/src/src.pro [/home/aras/Projects/qt-creator-build/src]
     Reading /home/aras/Projects/qt-creator/src/shared/qbs/src/lib/corelib/corelib.pro [/home/aras/Projects/qt-creator-build/src/shared/qbs/src/lib/corelib]
    Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: script
    

    Locating libQt5Script.so finds it in my Qt source directory but not installed anywhere else on the system:

    $ locate libQt5Script.so
    /home/aras/Projects/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.7.0/qtbase/lib/libQt5Script.so
    /home/aras/Projects/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.7.0/qtbase/lib/libQt5Script.so.5
    /home/aras/Projects/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.7.0/qtbase/lib/libQt5Script.so.5.7
    /home/aras/Projects/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.7.0/qtbase/lib/libQt5Script.so.5.7.0
    

    Here is my Qt version:

    $ qmake -v
    QMake version 3.0
    Using Qt version 5.7.0 in /usr/local/Qt-5.7.0/lib
    

    I am following this guide. What else do I need to do to get past this error and build Qt Creator?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi,

    Did you call make install after you built the QtScript module ?



  • @SGaist yes I ran sudo make install module-qtscript
    I also just tried doing a fresh build of qt from source using external build directory. I still get the same error :(


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Ok, then, did you re-run qmake after you installed qtscript ?



  • @SGaist let me back track a bit. The first time I tried this I ran sudo make install module-qscript and once that was over I went back to my qt creator build directory and tried configuring the project again and I got this error:

    :~/Projects/qt-creator-build$ qmake -r ../qt-creator/qtcreator.pro
    Reading /home/aras/Projects/qt-creator/src/src.pro [/home/aras/Projects/qt-creator-build/src]
     Reading /home/aras/Projects/qt-creator/src/shared/qbs/src/lib/corelib/corelib.pro [/home/aras/Projects/qt-creator-build/src/shared/qbs/src/lib/corelib]
    Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: script
    

    Now I removed my old qt source folder and downloaded a new one and built it from scratch again. Then I build the qscript module without error. However, just now I tried installing it using sudo make install module-qtscript and after some time I got this new error:

    /home/aras/Projects/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.7.0/qtwayland/src/shared/qwaylandinputmethodeventbuilder.cpp
    /home/aras/Projects/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.7.0/qtwayland/src/shared/qwaylandinputmethodeventbuilder.cpp:46:80: fatal error: QtWaylandCompositor/private/qwayland-server-text-input-unstable-v2.h: No such file or directory
    compilation terminated.
    Makefile:8100: recipe for target '.obj/qwaylandinputmethodeventbuilder.o' failed
    make[3]: *** [.obj/qwaylandinputmethodeventbuilder.o] Error 1
    make[3]: Leaving directory '/home/aras/Projects/shared-build-qt5.7.0/qtwayland/src/compositor'
    Makefile:83: recipe for target 'sub-compositor-install_subtargets' failed
    make[2]: *** [sub-compositor-install_subtargets] Error 2
    make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/aras/Projects/shared-build-qt5.7.0/qtwayland/src'
    Makefile:56: recipe for target 'sub-src-install_subtargets' failed
    make[1]: *** [sub-src-install_subtargets] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/aras/Projects/shared-build-qt5.7.0/qtwayland'
    Makefile:497: recipe for target 'module-qtwayland-install_subtargets' failed
    make: *** [module-qtwayland-install_subtargets] Error 2
    

    The build is really not cooperating with me. Do you have any suggestions?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Did you do a complete build before qtscript ?

    On a side note, if you want to avoid having to uncompress the sources each time. Just do an out of source build.



  • @SGaist yes as far as I know, I did a complete build. In my last build after I deleted the initial source folder, I did an out of source build as someone else had also recommended that to me.

    I still am not able to install the qtscript module. What do you think I might be missing?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Check the size of the library files created and try to build a dummy project using the QtScript module.



  • @SGaist here is a list of library files in my build folder (since they are not installed yet):

    $ ls -sl /home/aras/Projects/shared-build-qt5.7.0/qtscript/lib/
    total 4072
       4 drwxrwxr-x 4 aras aras    4096 Aug 16 14:11 cmake
       4 -rw-rw-r-- 1 aras aras     716 Aug 16 14:10 libQt5Script.la
       4 -rw-rw-r-- 1 aras aras    1206 Aug 16 14:10 libQt5Script.prl
       0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 aras aras      21 Aug 16 14:11 libQt5Script.so -> libQt5Script.so.5.7.0
       0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 aras aras      21 Aug 16 14:11 libQt5Script.so.5 -> libQt5Script.so.5.7.0
       0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 aras aras      21 Aug 16 14:11 libQt5Script.so.5.7 -> libQt5Script.so.5.7.0
    2912 -rwxrwxr-x 1 aras aras 2979368 Aug 16 14:11 libQt5Script.so.5.7.0
       4 -rw-rw-r-- 1 aras aras     751 Aug 16 14:11 libQt5ScriptTools.la
       4 -rw-rw-r-- 1 aras aras    1221 Aug 16 14:11 libQt5ScriptTools.prl
       0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 aras aras      26 Aug 16 14:11 libQt5ScriptTools.so -> libQt5ScriptTools.so.5.7.0
       0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 aras aras      26 Aug 16 14:11 libQt5ScriptTools.so.5 -> libQt5ScriptTools.so.5.7.0
       0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 aras aras      26 Aug 16 14:11 libQt5ScriptTools.so.5.7 -> libQt5ScriptTools.so.5.7.0
    1136 -rwxrwxr-x 1 aras aras 1162304 Aug 16 14:11 libQt5ScriptTools.so.5.7.0
       4 drwxrwxr-x 2 aras aras    4096 Aug 16 14:11 pkgconfig
    
    

    Can you explain more how I make a dummy project to test the lib? Remember I am trying to build Qt Creator, so I don't have it yet. Should I just make a simple C++ file and try to build it in command line with qcc? Or do I need to configure it with qmake?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    You can either use your distribution provided Qt Creator or the one from the installer.

    Or just build one of QtScript examples.



  • @SGaist I rather not install the distro provided qt. I did that on another machine and it gets pretty confusing with multiple versions of Qt installed in parallel. I see if I can find a QtScript example, is there one that you know?

    Edit: I found a bunch of script example projects in ~/Projects/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.7.0/qtscript/examples/script. The readme refers to docs, so I do not know how to build them yet, but will try to find out. But I tried just running qmake in one of the example folders and I get this error:

    .../examples/script/calculator$ qmake
    Info: creating stash file /home/aras/Projects/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-5.7.0/qtscript/.qmake.stash
    Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: script uitools
    

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Did you call make install after you built the module ?



  • I don't think I ran make install because qmake gave me that error above. Usually it says to run install if there are no errors.

    I have since installed the binary distribution of Qt so that I am not blocked by this. But I still would like to learn how to do a full install of Qt and Qt Creator from source.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Looks like you built the qtscript module successfully, that's why I'm asking whether you ran make install before trying to build the example.


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