[blfs-support] Trying to Decide Which Qt
beesnees at grm.net
Fri Dec 13 11:10:54 PST 2013
I had originally intended to install Qt-4.8.5 based on something someone
said in a post about a month ago. The statement indicated something to
the effect that older applications might link against Qt-4 and not Qt-5
yet. The discussion centered around pre-compiled proprietary binaries.
But I reasoned that the only one of those I intend to use right now is
Radeon's Catalyst driver which is not built against Qt. I digress.
In the build situation for Qt-4.8.5 is the phonon library discussion. I
gather that Qt does not link against, but rather employs this library
and that the library can be built after Qt-4.8.5. But just to check
things, I looked at Qt-5.2.0, which takes half again as long to build,
and the phonon issue does not pop up. But Cups is listed as a
For Qt-4.8.5, Cups is listed as optional. I do--did--not intend to set
up printing until I got most of the other things in my system working.
I consider Qt one of the building blocks.
What, if any, functional loss will I experience by not installing Cups
right now? If I wait to build Cups will I have to rebuild Qt-5.2.0
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