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Qt 4.7.3 build on Cygwin

  • The latest source code doesn't even compile on Cygwin. I get the following error:
    /usr/src/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.7.3/src/corelib/global/qglobal.cpp: In static member function static QSysInfo::WinVersion QSysInfo::windowsVersion()': /usr/src/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.7.3/src/corelib/global/qglobal.cpp:1731: error: cannot convertOSVERSIONINFOW*' to _OSVERSIONINFOA*' for argument1' to `BOOL GetVersionExA(_OSVERSIONINFOA*)'
    make: *** [qglobal.o] Error 1

  • By changing the code from

    makes it work.

  • I figured that one out. Actually look at all of the fixes I had to do:

    Now I'm trying to disable script build with "./configure -no-script ..." because Collector.cpp can't compile but I have to reconfigure everything. Running configure deletes all the objects files!!! This means rebuilding everything will take another 96 minutes!!!

    Nobody ever tried building Qt on Cygwin?? This is mediocre.

  • Features that would be great to add to the configure script are:

    • The ability not to build the examples (like before)
    • The ability to configure without deleting all object files
    • The ability to build both static and dynamic versions at the same time

  • The latter I meant:

    • The ability to build both static and dynamic versions of the final Qt library at the same time.

  • [quote author="philippeb8" date="1310566866"]- The ability not to build the examples (like before)[/quote]

    Has the -nomake <package> (examples, demos, tests, etc.) parameter been removed recently?

  • So this is the option I was looking for. But I can't run configure again because it'll delete a whole day of compilation.

  • Just remove all the unwanted targets from the Makefile.

  • Thanks but it's too late; the build is complete after a day.

  • JFYI: You can interrupt the build process at any time you want, make will skip all the targets which have been built already and pick up the work where it stopped.

  • BTW I would suggest renaming the option:
    -nomake example


    Because this is the convention followed by other configure scripts.

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