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bug #56129: 5.1.0 build fails against Qt 5.11 in doc stage with qhelpgenerator error

Submitted by:  Andrew Janke <apjanke>
Submitted on:  Sun 14 Apr 2019 12:57:00 AM UTC  
Category:  Configuration and Build System Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Build Failure
Status:  Invalid Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  5.1.0 Operating System:  Mac OS

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Sun 14 Apr 2019 02:03:51 AM UTC, comment #2:

You are correct: I had left the Qt 5.12 "export QCOLLECTIONGENERATOR=qhelpgenerator" hack in place after switching back to Qt 5.11. Removing it fixed the build. You can close this as a downstream error.

Thanks for the quick catch!

Andrew Janke <apjanke>
Sun 14 Apr 2019 01:45:55 AM UTC, comment #1:

I think you've confused your build configuration. If you're building with Qt 5.11, you need to not build with 'QCOLLECTIONGENERATOR=qhelpgenerator'. The build snippet shows that qhelpgenerator is being called, that's the wrong program.

I can't reproduce this with Qt 5.11.3, but I can reproduce if I build with 'QCOLLECTIONGENERATOR=qhelpgenerator'.

Please confirm you can build if you take that out so that QCOLLECTIONGENERATOR is set to qcollectiongenerator.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Sun 14 Apr 2019 12:57:00 AM UTC, original submission:

I am unable to build Octave 5.1.0 against Qt 5.11.2 (instead of the current Qt 5.12.x). The build fails during the doc generation stage with the following error in the make log:

rm -f doc/interpreter/octave_interpreter.qhc doc/interpreter/octave_interpreter.qch && \
        perl ./doc/interpreter/mk-qthelp.pl octave.html doc/interpreter/octave_interpreter && \
        qhelpgenerator  doc/interpreter/octave_interpreter.qhcp -o doc/interpreter/octave_interpreter.qhc >/dev/null && \
        rm -f doc/interpreter/octave_interpreter.qhcp doc/interpreter/octave_interpreter.qhp
Error in line 3: Unknown token. Expected "QtHelpProject".
make[2]: *** [doc/interpreter/octave_interpreter.qhc] Error 255
make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [install] Error 2

Full build logs: https://gist.github.com/8a0f554520d560ea3f537fb316f073ce
Octave.app bug report: https://github.com/octave-app/octave-app-bundler/issues/85

It's complaining about not finding the token "QtHelpProject". The contents of the doc/interpreter/octave_interpreter.qhcp it's looking at is this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!--DO NOT EDIT! Generated automatically by ./doc/interpreter/mk-qthelp.pl-->
<QHelpCollectionProject version="1.0">

And over in the doc/interpreter/octave_interpreter.qhp file next to it, there is a QtHelpProject element:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!--DO NOT EDIT!  Generated automatically by ./doc/interpreter/mk-qthelp.pl-->
<QtHelpProject version="1.0">

Maybe this has to do with the Qt change where qhelpgenerator functionality was folded in to qcollectiongenerator? Maybe they don't take the same files as inputs, so you can't just use one as a drop-in for the other without also changing the file arguments passed to them?

Andrew Janke <apjanke>


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