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  2. QTBUG-99416

QT6 qtbase build fails claiming symlinks are present

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    • Platform/s:
      macOS
    • Commits:
      dcc2704d17 (qt/qtbase/dev) 2f1d1dc5bc (qt/qtbase/6.2) 52a84c2508 (qt/qtbase/6.3) 2f1d1dc5bc (qt/tqtc-qtbase/6.2) 52a84c2508 (qt/tqtc-qtbase/6.3) dcc2704d17 (qt/tqtc-qtbase/dev)

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      Hi,

      CMakeLists.txt in qtbase attempts to look for symlinks and halts if they are found. See the lines:

       get_filename_component(build_dir_absolute "${CMAKE_BINARY_DIR}" ABSOLUTE)
       get_filename_component(build_dir_realpath "${CMAKE_BINARY_DIR}" REALPATH)
       if(NOT build_dir_absolute STREQUAL build_dir_realpath)
       message(FATAL_ERROR "The build path \"${CMAKE_BINARY_DIR}\" contains symlinks. \
       ...

      The problem is that one path can contain 'Qt' and one can contain 'qt'. For example my build failed because one was

      /Users/myname/Qt/6.2.2/Src

      and the other

      /Users/myname/qt/6.2.2/Src

      In my situation there are no symlinks present and I had to rename my qt directory to Qt to make the build work; using

      mv qt Qt

      I don't know why one path would have Qt when the real path was qt, but the renaming worked. A quick search on the Qt Forum shows at least one other user having problems with this symlink check.

      Can I suggest making the test case-insensitive OR maybe changing path references (in the build system) to always use qt instead of Qt.

       I'm a commercial licensee downloading source through the online installer and then building from source (with some patches applied).

       

       

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            Assignee:
            semlanik Alexey Edelev
            Reporter:
            mjsmithers Michael Smithers
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