Mac deployment: Using Qt from a framework - QFactoryLoader anyway looks for plugins in a (non-Qt) app bundle

  • Hello,

    I want to use Qt internally in the Mac framework (dynamic library). A separate non-Qt app uses this framework through the exposed C API.

    macdeployqt seems correctly putting all the dependencies inside the framework bundle.

    When I run the app (with QT_DEBUG_PLUGINS=1):

    QFactoryLoader::QFactoryLoader() checking directory path "..../" ...
    This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "cocoa"
    in "".

    So basically QFactoryLoader looks for the "cocoa" plugin inside the non-Qt app bundle.

    How to make it look inside the framework bundle which actually uses Qt?

    Thank you!

  • Lifetime Qt Champion


    There might be something to do with qt.conf.

    Hope it helps

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