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qmake uses wrong gcc version. How to change gcc version used?

  • The compile log is

    cd src/ && ( test -e Makefile || /home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/bin/qmake -o Makefile /home/dev/develop/prj/sq/mobile/src/ -spec linux-g++ CONFIG+=debug CONFIG+=qml_debug ) && /usr/bin/make -f Makefile 
    make[1]: Entering directory '/home/dev/develop/prj/sq/build-ubego-Desktop_Qt_5_11_2_GCC_64bit2-Debug/src'
    /home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/bin/moc -DQT_LOCATION_LIB -DQT_POSITIONINGQUICK_LIB -DQT_QUICK_LIB -DQT_WEBVIEW_LIB -DQT_GUI_LIB -DQT_QML_LIB -DQT_WEBSOCKETS_LIB -DQT_NETWORK_LIB -DQT_POSITIONING_LIB -DQT_SQL_LIB -DQT_CORE_LIB -DQT_QML_DEBUG --include /home/dev/... -I/home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/include -I/home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/include/QtLocation -I/home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/include/QtPositioningQuick -I/home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/include/QtQuick -I/home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/include/QtWebView -I/home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/include/QtGui -I/home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/include/QtQml -I/home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/include/QtWebSockets -I/home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/include/QtNetwork -I/home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/include/QtPositioning -I/home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/include/QtSql -I/home/dev/develop/tools/Qt/5.11.2/gcc_64/include/QtCore -I. -I/usr/include/c++/4.7 -I/usr/include/c++/4.7/backward -I/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.7/include -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.7/include-fixed -I/usr/include /home/dev/develop/prj/sq/mobile/src/RESTclient/HttpRequestWorker.h -o moc_HttpRequestWorker.cpp

    You can see that -I/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.7/include is used
    when there are two version of gcc installed 4.7 and 8.
    How to make it work with gcc-8?

    update-alternatives --display gcc outputs

    gcc - automatic mode
      link best version is /usr/bin/gcc-8
      ссылка сейчас указывает на /usr/bin/gcc-8
      link gcc is /usr/bin/gcc
    /usr/bin/gcc-4.7 — priority 20
    /usr/bin/gcc-8 — priority 800

    How to make it work with gcc-8?

  • Run the command below before building the program. Not sure if it also works with qmake, it sure does the trick with cmake:

    export CXX="g++-8"
    export CC="gcc-8"

  • Put these in your .pro file.
    QMAKE_CC = gcc-???
    QMAKE_CXX = g++-???
    Where "???" is gcc and g++ version you want to use.
    These links are usefull by the way:

    By Setting QMAKE_CC and QMAKE_CXX you do not need to use "update-alternatives" command each time that you switch between projects. (you may want one project compile with g++7 and the other with g++8)

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