QT ./configure idiocy

Declan Moriarty declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie
Wed Aug 28 10:29:50 PDT 2002


Was it James Drabb who wrote on Tuesday 27 August 2002 19:11:

> > I'm trying to compile  qt_3.0.5. I'm falling flat on my face :-(
> >
> > It (THE INSTALL) Says:
> >
> > 2.  Set some environment variables in the file .profile (or .login,
> >     depending on your shell) in your home directory. Create the
> >     file if it is not there already.
> > [delicate snip to avoid repetition]
> >     In .profile (if your shell is bash, ksh, zsh or sh), add the
> >     following lines:
> >         QTDIR=/usr/local/qt
> >         PATH=$QTDIR/bin:$PATH
> >         MANPATH=$QTDIR/doc/man:$MANPATH
> >         LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$QTDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> >
> >         export QTDIR PATH MANPATH LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> >
> > this last line fails because it says '/usr/local/qt' : not a valid
> > identifier.
> >
> > I suspect a typo. Theirs or mine? The shell is bash. The
> > configure throws me
> > out 'cos it checks for $QTDIR, and politely tells me to go
> > away and set this
> > up.
> >
> > Spot the obvious, anyone?
> > --
> > 	Regards,
> >
> >
> > 	Declan Moriarty
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Applied Researches - Ireland's Foremost Electronic Hardware Genius
> >
> > 	A Slightly Serious(TM) Company
> >
> > Experience is like a comb,
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> > --
>
> It looks good from here : )
>
> Try this format instead:
>
> 	export QTDIR=/usr/local/qt
> 	export PATH=$QTDIR/bin:$PATH
> 	export MANPATH=$QTDIR/doc/man:$MANPATH
> 	export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$QTDIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
>
> Maybe this way you will see what line bash doesn't like.  Are you sure
> the
> file is in unix format?

Yeah, I tried this and it all worked. WHY?? Never mind :-o. 

Boy, QT sure is slow to cook!!

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	Regards,


	Declan Moriarty




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	A Slightly Serious(TM) Company

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