Error deploying Qt application on OS X



  • I'm trying to deploy a Qt application on OS X using macdeployqt:

    macdeployqt MyApplication.app -dmg

    The application uses the Qwt library, which is being included in the PRO file as follows:

    macx: QWT_ROOT = /usr/local/qwt-6.1.0
    include ( $${QWT_ROOT}/features/qwt.prf )

    When I run the macdeployqt command I get the following error message:

    ERROR: no file at "/Library/Frameworks/qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt"

    I'm not sure but it seems the deployment step is looking for the Qwt library on the wrong path, for example:

    "/Library/Frameworks/qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt"

    When it should be:

    "/Library/Frameworks/qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt"

    How can I solve it?



  • on console you write:
    man otool |enter

    http://www.manpagez.com/man/1/otool/

    or mouse:
    http://www.vmeisoft.com/dependency-walker-for-mac/
    framework binding to app
    install_name_tool -change "$QTDIR/lib/$lib.framework/Versions/4/$lib"
    "@executable_path/../Frameworks/$lib.framework/Versions/4/$lib"
    "$bundle_bin"

    echo "...$lib done."
    

    sample:
    https://github.com/pehohlva/xhtml_edit_qedit_base/blob/master/mac_bundle/grep.sh

    macdeployqt make bundle only from qt framework...
    or static lib or otool. :-)



  • @patrik08 Sorry, but I could not understand your answer (maybe because English is not my first language), can you be more specific/clear on how can I solve it?.

    Just a note: the command macdeployqt MyApplication -dmg stopped to work after I have installed Qt 5.9. It always worked well when I was using only Qt 5.3.2.



  • here..
    http://thecourtsofchaos.com/2013/09/16/how-to-copy-and-relink-binaries-on-osx/

    macdeployqt not understand
    Frameworks/qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt



  • This is a sample output fromm otool

    cd OasisEdit.app/Contents/MacOS
    OasisEdit
    MacBook-Pro-di-dev:MacOS dev$ 
    MacBook-Pro-di-dev:MacOS dev$ otool -L ./OasisEdit
    ./OasisEdit:
    	@rpath/QtPrintSupport.framework/Versions/5/QtPrintSupport (compatibility version 5.9.0, current version 5.9.1)
    	@rpath/QtWidgets.framework/Versions/5/QtWidgets (compatibility version 5.9.0, current version 5.9.1)
    	@rpath/QtGui.framework/Versions/5/QtGui (compatibility version 5.9.0, current version 5.9.1)
    	@rpath/QtCore.framework/Versions/5/QtCore (compatibility version 5.9.0, current version 5.9.1)
    	/System/Library/Frameworks/DiskArbitration.framework/Versions/A/DiskArbitration (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1.0.0)
    	/System/Library/Frameworks/IOKit.framework/Versions/A/IOKit (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 275.0.0)
    	@rpath/QtSvg.framework/Versions/5/QtSvg (compatibility version 5.9.0, current version 5.9.1)
    	@rpath/QtPdfium.framework/Versions/5/QtPdfium (compatibility version 5.5.0, current version 5.5.0)
    	@rpath/QtXml.framework/Versions/5/QtXml (compatibility version 5.9.0, current version 5.9.1)
    	@rpath/QtNetwork.framework/Versions/5/QtNetwork (compatibility version 5.9.0, current version 5.9.1)
    	@rpath/QtTextToSpeech.framework/Versions/5/QtTextToSpeech (compatibility version 5.9.0, current version 5.9.2)
    	/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/Versions/A/OpenGL (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1.0.0)
    	/System/Library/Frameworks/AGL.framework/Versions/A/AGL (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1.0.0)
    	/usr/lib/libc++.1.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 120.1.0)
    	/usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1226.10.1)
    
    

    after you chance install_name_tool -change
    from local framework to bundle dir.. & copy the framework to bundle ...



  • @patrik08 thanks for the help, but I'm not finding the path I must change.

    There is no qwt.framework in my Qt path: /Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/.

    When I run otool in MyApplication.app I get this:

    cd MyApplication.app/Contents/MacOS
    otool -L ./MyApplication
    ./MyApplication:
    	/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation (compatibility version 150.0.0, current version 1349.64.0)
    	/System/Library/Frameworks/IOKit.framework/Versions/A/IOKit (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 275.0.0)
    	qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt (compatibility version 6.1.0, current version 6.1.0)
    	/opt/local/lib/libboost_system-mt.dylib (compatibility version 0.0.0, current version 0.0.0)
    	/opt/local/lib/libboost_filesystem-mt.dylib (compatibility version 0.0.0, current version 0.0.0)
    	/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtSvg.framework/Versions/5/QtSvg (compatibility version 5.3.0, current version 5.3.2)
    	/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtWidgets.framework/Versions/5/QtWidgets (compatibility version 5.3.0, current version 5.3.2)
    	/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtGui.framework/Versions/5/QtGui (compatibility version 5.3.0, current version 5.3.2)
    	/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtCore.framework/Versions/5/QtCore (compatibility version 5.3.0, current version 5.3.2)
    	/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtPrintSupport.framework/Versions/5/QtPrintSupport (compatibility version 5.3.0, current version 5.3.2)
    	/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtSql.framework/Versions/5/QtSql (compatibility version 5.3.0, current version 5.3.2)
    	/System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/Versions/A/OpenGL (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1.0.0)
    	/System/Library/Frameworks/AGL.framework/Versions/A/AGL (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1.0.0)
    	/usr/lib/libc++.1.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 307.5.0)
    	/usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1238.50.2)
    `
    


  • @KelvinSP said in Error deploying Qt application on OS X:

    qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt

    Ok...
    waht is this?
    qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt

    #!/bin/bash
    dir=$(pwd)
    echo "$dir"
    echo RUNNING Clean .... hight voltage...rm!!
    rm -rf MyApplication.app  .moc .obj .rcc mkspecs Makefile .qmake.stash .qmake.cache
    find . -name '.DS_Store' -type f -delete
    find . -name 'Makefile' -type f -delete
    find . -name 'Makefile.Release' -type f -delete
    find . -name 'Makefile.Debug' -type f -delete
    qmake && make && macdeployqt MyApplication.app 
    

    run this…
    at end rename for 5 min. dir /Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/ to /Users/kelvinsp/____Qt5.3.2/
    test your bundle if run and if not run must link more shared elements…

    #only at end … if sure lib are inside -dmg


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi,

    Because it's locate in /usr/local/qwt-6.1.0 as you show in your post.

    The most simple thing to do is to use install_name_tool and change the -id property so it contains the full path to the lib. Then it should be locatable by macdeployqt. One other possibility is to use @rpath rather than the full path like shown in @patrik08 example otool call.



  • @patrik08 Ok... When I run the qmake && make && macdeployqt MyApplication.app command I get the following result:

    Usage: qmake [mode] [options] [files]
    
    QMake has two modes, one mode for generating project files based on
    some heuristics, and the other for generating makefiles. Normally you
    shouldn't need to specify a mode, as makefile generation is the default
    mode for qmake, but you may use this to test qmake on an existing project
    
    Mode:
      -project       Put qmake into project file generation mode
                     In this mode qmake interprets files as files to
                     be built,
                     defaults to *; *; *; *.ts; *.xlf; *.qrc
                     Note: The created .pro file probably will
                     need to be edited. For example add the QT variable to
                     specify what modules are required.
      -makefile      Put qmake into makefile generation mode (default)
                     In this mode qmake interprets files as project files to
                     be processed, if skipped qmake will try to find a project
                     file in your current working directory
    
    Warnings Options:
      -Wnone         Turn off all warnings; specific ones may be re-enabled by
                     later -W options
      -Wall          Turn on all warnings
      -Wparser       Turn on parser warnings
      -Wlogic        Turn on logic warnings (on by default)
      -Wdeprecated   Turn on deprecation warnings (on by default)
    
    Options:
       * You can place any variable assignment in options and it will be *
       * processed as if it was in [files]. These assignments will be    *
       * processed before [files] by default.                            *
      -o file        Write output to file
      -d             Increase debug level
      -t templ       Overrides TEMPLATE as templ
      -tp prefix     Overrides TEMPLATE so that prefix is prefixed into the value
      -help          This help
      -v             Version information
      -early         All subsequent variable assignments will be
                     parsed right before default_pre.prf
      -before        All subsequent variable assignments will be
                     parsed right before [files] (the default)
      -after         All subsequent variable assignments will be
                     parsed after [files]
      -late          All subsequent variable assignments will be
                     parsed right after default_post.prf
      -norecursive   Don't do a recursive search
      -recursive     Do a recursive search
      -set <prop> <value> Set persistent property
      -unset <prop>  Unset persistent property
      -query <prop>  Query persistent property. Show all if <prop> is empty.
      -qtconf file   Use file instead of looking for qt.conf
      -cache file    Use file as cache           [makefile mode only]
      -spec spec     Use spec as QMAKESPEC       [makefile mode only]
      -nocache       Don't use a cache file      [makefile mode only]
      -nodepend      Don't generate dependencies [makefile mode only]
      -nomoc         Don't generate moc targets  [makefile mode only]
      -nopwd         Don't look for files in pwd [project mode only]
    


  • @SGaist thanks for the help. It makes sense, but I have never used the install_name_tool command, so I don't know how can I do that. I will search about it.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    man insall_name_tool explains all options.



  • Here config target from qwt ...
    You can also chance the qmake from qwt and build a static lib..

    unix {
        QWT_INSTALL_PREFIX    = /usr/local/qwt-$$QWT_VERSION
        # QWT_INSTALL_PREFIX = /usr/local/qwt-$$QWT_VERSION-qt-$$QT_VERSION
    }
    /usr/local/qwt-6.1.3
    

    or adapt th script from https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pehohlva/xhtml_edit_qedit_base/master/mac_bundle/grep.sh



  • Also my best simply solution is:

    /// on qwt macdeployqt say:
    macdeployqt radio.app
    ERROR: no file at "/Library/Frameworks/qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt"
    

    Also i tested:

    console:
    sudo mkdir -p /Library/Frameworks/qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt.framework/Versions/6/
    
    after you make a symply bridge as virtual link.
    
    ln -s /usr/local/qwt-6.1.3/lib/qwt.framework/Versions/Current/qwt \
                       /Library/Frameworks/qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt.framework/Versions/6/qwt
    

    at end :
    macdeployqt radio.app
    make a super job and link & copy all in the bundle :-)
    by by ...



  • @patrik08 I have tried it and it worked (at least the message it's gone). As I understand it doesn't fix the problem directly but it's a great workaround.

    The only problem is that now I'm getting the following errors when trying to run macdeployqt MyApplication.app -dmg:

    ERROR: file copy failed from "/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtSvg.framework/Contents/Info.plist"
    ERROR:  to "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtSvg.framework/Resources/Info.plist"
    QIODevice::read (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtSvg.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    QIODevice::write (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtSvg.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    ERROR: file copy failed from "/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtWidgets.framework/Contents/Info.plist"
    ERROR:  to "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtWidgets.framework/Resources/Info.plist"
    QIODevice::read (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtWidgets.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    QIODevice::write (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtWidgets.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    ERROR: file copy failed from "/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtGui.framework/Contents/Info.plist"
    ERROR:  to "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtGui.framework/Resources/Info.plist"
    QIODevice::read (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtGui.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    QIODevice::write (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtGui.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    ERROR: file copy failed from "/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtCore.framework/Contents/Info.plist"
    ERROR:  to "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtCore.framework/Resources/Info.plist"
    QIODevice::read (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtCore.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    QIODevice::write (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtCore.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    ERROR: file copy failed from "/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtPrintSupport.framework/Contents/Info.plist"
    ERROR:  to "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtPrintSupport.framework/Resources/Info.plist"
    QIODevice::read (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtPrintSupport.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    QIODevice::write (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtPrintSupport.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    ERROR: file copy failed from "/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtSql.framework/Contents/Info.plist"
    ERROR:  to "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtSql.framework/Resources/Info.plist"
    QIODevice::read (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtSql.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    QIODevice::write (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtSql.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    ERROR: file copy failed from "/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtOpenGL.framework/Contents/Info.plist"
    ERROR:  to "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtOpenGL.framework/Resources/Info.plist"
    QIODevice::read (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtOpenGL.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    QIODevice::write (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtOpenGL.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    ERROR: file copy failed from "/Users/kelvinsp/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/lib/QtConcurrent.framework/Contents/Info.plist"
    ERROR:  to "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtConcurrent.framework/Resources/Info.plist"
    QIODevice::read (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtConcurrent.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    QIODevice::write (QFile, "MyApplication.app/Contents/Frameworks/QtConcurrent.framework/Resources/Info.plist"): device not open
    


  • The app run without -dmg?
    can you open app & work it?
    I like to look this app like this...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJDvKud8RWs
    search Mac Screen Recorder ...



  • @patrik08 the application runs directly from the Qt and when I double click on it, but only before running the macdeployqt command.



  • @KelvinSP said in Error deploying Qt application on OS X:

    macdeployqt

    The job from macdeployqt is only take all file and relink lib or framework .. if file an all exist its not give problem..
    to build a dir/bundle & at end hdiutil create a bzip2 compressed dmg image like a iso file...


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Did you re-run macdeployqt several times on the same app bundle ? If so, you'll get a message telling you that it already has run.



  • @SGaist Yes, I did. I received the following message:

    WARNING: Could not find any external Qt frameworks to deploy in "MyApplication.app"
    WARNING: Perhaps macdeployqt was already used on "MyApplication.app" ?
    WARNING: If so, you will need to rebuild "MyApplication.app" before trying again.
    

    The DMG file was created but the application still not working (when double clicking).

    Note: every time I test a new macdelpoyqt command, I rebuild the project first.



  • I have uninstalled other qt versions using brew list, brew remove qt and brew remove qt5. I also noted that I had pyqt installed (and I was not using it), so I also remove it using brew remove pyqt.

    Then, I have reinstalled Qt 5.3.2 and had other issues:

    Project ERROR: Xcode not set up properly. You may need to confirm the license agreement by running /usr/bin/xcodebuild.

    Which was solved changing the isEmpty($$list($$system("/usr/bin/xcrun -find xcrun 2>/dev/null"))) command from the Qt_install_folder/5.7/clang_64/mkspecs/features/mac/default_pre.prf file to isEmpty($$list($$system("/usr/bin/xcrun -find xcodebuild 2>/dev/null"))), as explained here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/33728905/qt-creator-project-error-xcode-not-set-up-properly-you-may-need-to-confirm-t

    and

    Could not resolve SDK path for 'macosx10.8'

    That was solved by changing the QtPath/5.3/clang_64/mkspecs/qdevice.pri from !host_build:QMAKE_MAC_SDK = macosx10.8 to !host_build:QMAKE_MAC_SDK = macosx10.12, as explained here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/26320677/error-could-not-resolve-sdk-path-for-macosx10-8

    So, I run the command from my Qt directory:

    /Users/kuser/Qt5.3.2/5.3/clang_64/bin/macdeployqt MyApplication.app -dmg
    

    and it worked.

    I found these solutions in comments from the following question:

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19988129/qt5-cannot-find-platform-plugins-mac-os-x

    Thanks a lot @SGaist and @patrik08 for all the help.


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