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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Qt4 needed for building using autotools? && Wonders.

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 15:23:54 -0800 (PST)
> I'm trying to build some trinity
> components manually, since no
> binaries, nor build scrips (PKGBUILD) are available for my
> distro
> (arch),

There are some archers hanging out here. I would be surprised if there are no build scripts. They might be cleverly hidden, but I'm sure they exist.

> and I wonder, why when I try to compile something
> using
> autotools (because obviously it hasn't been ported to cmake
> yet) it
> keeps me asking for Qt >=4.3 and <5.0.

I have the same problem on Slackware. I submitted bug report 582 ( against the problem. My workaround was to remove the Qt4 package from my build system.

> Besides I looked a little at files present in the admin dir
> and I
> found that some of the paths for libraries are hardcoded
> and point to
> (example) /usr/share/kde3 or /usr/share/qt.

Some examples?

> Another thing, shouldn't automake files be removed form
> components
> that have been ported to CMake. Since autotools-based
> compiling aren't
> really supported for those...

I'm sure that will happen eventually.
> And I'd be grateful of someone could write a little about
> how to port
> trinity components to cmake. I'd like to help, I get the
> main idea,
> but I don't know where too look for dependencies and stuff
> like that.

That is a great idea. Serghei is the master cmake planner here. Whether he has time for writing is up to him. Some others here have helped, so maybe somebody can start a wiki page about the topic.