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bug #53474: warning message when qcollectiongenerator and qhelpgenerator are not found

Submitter:  Guillaume <gyom>
Submitted:  Mon 26 Mar 2018 11:20:44 AM UTC
Category:  Configuration and Build System Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Guillaume Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Tue 27 Mar 2018 11:55:28 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I pushed a fix to the warning message on the stable branch


Thanks for the bug report and the feedback.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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Tue 27 Mar 2018 09:03:21 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Thanks for the feedback.

The issue would be resolved for me if the warning message was updated to:

warn_qt_tools="one or more of the Qt utility programs moc, uic, rcc, lrelease, qcollectiongenerator, and qhelpgenerator not found; disabling Qt GUI"

Guillaume <gyom>
Mon 26 Mar 2018 05:40:34 PM UTC, comment #1: 

It might be possible, but the logical conditions are already pretty complicated as it is. It is easiest to treat Qt as a discrete unit, and if any part of it is missing, then the whole is missing.

The warning message can be updated to be more accurate.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Group Member
Mon 26 Mar 2018 11:20:44 AM UTC, original submission:  

Currently, configure contains:

    if test -z "$MOC" || test -z "$UIC" || test -z "$RCC" || test -z "$LRELEASE" || test -z "$QCOLLECTIONGENERATOR" || test -z "$QHELPGENERATOR"; then
      warn_qt_tools="one or more of the Qt utility programs moc, uic, rcc, and lrelease not found; disabling Qt GUI"

This can be misleading as the Qt GUI is disabled but the warning message does not list all the files that can be missing (in my case qcollectiongenerator and qhelpgenerator from the libqt5-qttools package).

Also, would it be possible to have the Qt GUI built without its help module if qcollectiongenerator and qhelpgenerator are missing?

Guillaume <gyom>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-03-27 mtmiller StatusConfirmed Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2018-03-26 mtmiller Severity3 - Normal 2 - Minor
        Priority5 - Normal 3 - Low
        Item GroupBuild Failure Documentation
        StatusNone Confirmed

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