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Error Building QT Project With Static 5.10.1



  • I recently installed a static qt version using the powershell script listed below. I added the kit in qt creator there is an issue when building using the static definition. It states that Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: designer. Any of the UI elements aren't recognized. Is there something I missed installing in the configuration of this script?

    Thanks.

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    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    <#
     .SYNOPSIS
    
      Build a static version of Qt for Windows.
    
     .DESCRIPTION
    
      This scripts downloads Qt source code, compiles and installs a static version
      of Qt. It assumes that a prebuilt Qt / MinGW environment is already installed,
      typically in C:\Qt. This prebuilt environment uses shared libraries. It is
      supposed to remain the main development environment for Qt. This script adds
      a static version of the Qt libraries in order to allow the construction of
      standalone and self-sufficient executable.
    
      This script is typically run from the Windows Explorer.
    
      Requirements:
      - Windows PowerShell 3.0 or higher.
      - 7-zip.
    
     .PARAMETER QtSrcUrl
    
      URL of the Qt source file archive.
      By default, use the latest identified version.
    
     .PARAMETER QtStaticDir
    
      Root directory where the static versions of Qt are installed.
      By default, use C:\Qt\Static.
    
     .PARAMETER QtVersion
    
      The Qt version. By default, this script tries to extract the version number
      from the Qt source file name.
    
     .PARAMETER MingwDir
    
      Root directory of the MinGW prebuilt environment. By default, use the version
      which was installed by the prebuilt Qt environment.
    
     .PARAMETER NoPause
    
      Do not wait for the user to press <enter> at end of execution. By default,
      execute a "pause" instruction at the end of execution, which is useful
      when the script was run from Windows Explorer.
    #>
    
    [CmdletBinding()]
    param(
        $QtSrcUrl = "http://download.qt.io/official_releases/qt/5.10/5.10.1/single/qt-everywhere-src-5.10.1.zip",
        $QtStaticDir = "C:\Qt\Static",
        $QtVersion = "5.10.1",
        $MingwDir = "C:\Qt\Tools\mingw530_32",
        [switch]$NoPause = $false
    )
    
    # PowerShell execution policy.
    Set-StrictMode -Version 3
    
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # Main code
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    function Main
    {
        # Check that 7zip is installed. We use it to expand the downloaded archive.
        [void] (Get-7zip)
    
        # Get Qt source file name from URL.
        $QtSrcFileName = Split-Path -Leaf $QtSrcUrl
    
        # If Qt version is not specified on the command line, try to extract the value.
        if (-not $QtVersion) {
            $QtVersion = $QtSrcFileName -replace "`.[^`.]*$",''
            $QtVersion = $QtVersion -replace 'qt-',''
            $QtVersion = $QtVersion -replace 'everywhere-',''
            $QtVersion = $QtVersion -replace 'opensource-',''
            $QtVersion = $QtVersion -replace 'src-',''
            $QtVersion = $QtVersion -replace '-src',''
        }
        Write-Output "Building static Qt version $QtVersion"
    
        # Qt installation directory.
        $QtDir = "$QtStaticDir\$QtVersion"
    
        # Get MinGW root directory, if not specified on the command line.
        if (-not $MingwDir) {
            # Search all instances of gcc.exe from C:\Qt prebuilt environment.
            $GccList = @(Get-ChildItem -Path C:\Qt\Tools\mingw*\bin\gcc.exe | ForEach-Object FullName | Sort-Object)
            if ($GccList.Length -eq 0) {
                Exit-Script "MinGW environment not found, no Qt prebuilt version?"
            }
            $MingwDir = (Split-Path -Parent (Split-Path -Parent $GccList[$GccList.Length - 1]))
        }
        Write-Output "Using MinGW from $MingwDir"
    
        # Build the directory tree where the static version of Qt will be installed.
        Create-Directory $QtStaticDir\src
        Create-Directory $QtDir
    
        # Download the Qt source package if not yet done.
        Download-File $QtSrcUrl $QtStaticDir\src\$QtSrcFileName
    
        # Directory of expanded packages.
        $QtSrcDir = "$QtStaticDir\src\$((Get-Item $QtStaticDir\src\$QtSrcFileName).BaseName)"
    
        # Expand archives if not yet done
        Expand-Archive $QtStaticDir\src\$QtSrcFileName $QtStaticDir\src $QtSrcDir
    
        # Patch Qt's mkspecs for static build.
        $File = "$QtSrcDir\qtbase\mkspecs\win32-g++\qmake.conf"
        if (-not (Select-String -Quiet -SimpleMatch -CaseSensitive "# [QT-STATIC-PATCH]" $File)) {
            Write-Output "Patching $File ..."
            Copy-Item $File "$File.orig"
            @"
    
    # [QT-STATIC-PATCH]
    QMAKE_LFLAGS += -static -static-libgcc
    QMAKE_CFLAGS_RELEASE -= -O2
    QMAKE_CFLAGS_RELEASE += -Os -momit-leaf-frame-pointer
    DEFINES += QT_STATIC_BUILD
    "@ | Out-File -Append $File -Encoding Ascii
        }
    
        # Set a clean path including MinGW.
        $env:Path = "$MingwDir\bin;$MingwDir\opt\bin;$env:SystemRoot\system32;$env:SystemRoot"
    
        # Force English locale to avoid weird effects of tools localization.
        $env:LANG = "en"
    
        # Set environment variable QT_INSTALL_PREFIX. Documentation says it should be
        # used by configure as prefix but this does not seem to work. So, we will
        # also specify -prefix option in configure.
        $env:QT_INSTALL_PREFIX = $QtDir
    
        # Configure, compile and install Qt.
        Push-Location $QtSrcDir
        cmd /c "configure.bat -static -debug-and-release -platform win32-g++ -prefix $QtDir `
            -qt-zlib -qt-pcre -qt-libpng -qt-libjpeg -qt-freetype -opengl desktop -sql-odbc -sql-sqlite -no-openssl `
            -opensource -confirm-license `
            -make libs -nomake tools -nomake examples -nomake tests"
        mingw32-make -k -j4
        mingw32-make -k install
        Pop-Location
    
        # Patch Qt's installed mkspecs for static build of application.
        $File = "$QtDir\mkspecs\win32-g++\qmake.conf"
        @"
    CONFIG += static
    "@ | Out-File -Append $File -Encoding Ascii
    
        Exit-Script
    }
    
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # A function to exit this script. The Message parameter is used on error.
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    function Exit-Script ([string]$Message = "")
    {
        $Code = 0
        if ($Message -ne "") {
            Write-Output "ERROR: $Message"
            $Code = 1
        }
        if (-not $NoPause) {
            pause
        }
        exit $Code
    }
    
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # Silently create a directory.
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    function Create-Directory ([string]$Directory)
    {
        [void] (New-Item -Path $Directory -ItemType "directory" -Force)
    }
    
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # Download a file if not yet present.
    # Warning: If file is present but incomplete, do not download it again.
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    function Download-File ([string]$Url, [string]$OutputFile)
    {
        $FileName = Split-Path $Url -Leaf
        if (-not (Test-Path $OutputFile)) {
            # Local file not present, start download.
            Write-Output "Downloading $Url ..."
            try {
                $webclient = New-Object System.Net.WebClient
                $webclient.DownloadFile($Url, $OutputFile)
            }
            catch {
                # Display exception.
                $_
                # Delete partial file, if any.
                if (Test-Path $OutputFile) {
                    Remove-Item -Force $OutputFile
                }
                # Abort
                Exit-Script "Error downloading $FileName"
            }
            # Check that the file is present.
            if (-not (Test-Path $OutputFile)) {
                Exit-Script "Error downloading $FileName"
            }
        }
    }
    
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # Get path name of 7zip, abort if not found.
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    function Get-7zip
    {
        $Exe = "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe"
        if (-not (Test-Path $Exe)) {
            $Exe = "C:\Program Files (x86)\7-Zip\7z.exe"
        }
        if (-not (Test-Path $Exe)) {
            Exit-Script "7-zip not found, install it first, see http://www.7-zip.org/"
        }
        $Exe
    }
    
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # Expand an archive file if not yet done.
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    function Expand-Archive ([string]$ZipFile, [string]$OutDir, [string]$CheckFile)
    {
        # Check presence of expected expanded file or directory.
        if (-not (Test-Path $CheckFile)) {
            Write-Output "Expanding $ZipFile ..."
            & (Get-7zip) x $ZipFile "-o$OutDir" | Select-String -Pattern "^Extracting " -CaseSensitive -NotMatch
            if (-not (Test-Path $CheckFile)) {
                Exit-Script "Error expanding $ZipFile, $OutDir\$CheckFile not found"
            }
        }
    }
    
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # Execute main code.
    #-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    . Main
    
    Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: designer

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi,

    From a quick look at the options passed to configure, the qttools module is not built hence the designer module will not be available.



  • Thats what it seemed like but I could not find the command to add it to the configure options. Is the command just qttools...it seems there may also be an explicit qt5 command?
    Thanks.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Just remove the -nomake tools option.



  • Is there a way to tell if the qttools module was properly built and added? After rerunning the script it successfully completed but still shows the same error in QT.



  • What is strange about this issue is that my other setup has the same qt version and mingw install and allows me to qmake and build the project.

    Executing qmake gives me this error, and I cannot build as it immediately throws unknown module type.

    07:00:36: Running steps for project src...
    07:00:36: Starting: "C:\Qt\Static\5.10.1\bin\qmake.exe" C:\Github\ECM-Control-System\src\ECM_GUI\ECM_GUI.pro -spec win32-g++ "CONFIG+=release"
    Project ERROR: Unknown module(s) in QT: designer
    07:00:36: The process "C:\Qt\Static\5.10.1\bin\qmake.exe" exited with code 3.
    Error while building/deploying project src (kit: Desktop Qt 5.10.1 MinGW 32bit Static)
    When executing step "qmake"
    07:00:36: Elapsed time: 00:00.
    

    Perhaps I am missing something that needs to be defined in the .pro

    QT       += core gui
    QT       += serialport
    QT       += network
    QT       += widgets
    
    CONFIG += static
    
    
    unix {
    DEFINES += OSTYPE_LINUX
    }
    win32 {
    DEFINES += OSTYPE_WINDOWS
    }
    
    greaterThan(QT_MAJOR_VERSION, 4): QT += widgets printsupport
    
    greaterThan(QT_MAJOR_VERSION, 4) {
        QT += designer
    }
    
    #lessThan(QT_MAJOR_VERSION, 5) {
    #    CONFIG += designer
    #}
    
    unix:QMAKE_CXXFLAGS += -std=gnu++0x
    
    TARGET = ECM_gui
    TEMPLATE = app
    


  • So I just opened a default qt mainwindow application to see if it was rooted in my code or the build process. It would seem that it would point to the latter as even in a simple test application the errors I am seeing are still present. The errors shown in the image are the same ones in my actual project. This would point to something in the configuration not being established right when built. Does anyone have any thoughts to what it could be?

    Thanks.
    0_1536580152270_Testing Error.png


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    What part of the application is using the designer module ?


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