[pkg-bacula-devel] Converting BAT to qt5

Sven Hartge sven at svenhartge.de
Sat Nov 11 01:51:48 UTC 2017


I tried the last three hours to see if BAT could be as easily converted to 
QT5 as is advertised.

The first step was to set QT_SELECT=qt5 in debian/rules, so that qtchooser 
does the right thing.

Then I went to find out what the correct devel packages to depend on 
where. That took 2 hours, because I was not able to find any documentation 
in the Debian- Wiki on that topic, only that the packages were now using a 
different naming scheme than before. Meaning "libqt5-dev" is *not* the 
correct name.

Finally, "qtbase5-dev" seemed to be a good starting choice.

Next: naively start the compilation and look at what breaks in which ways.

Upon doing that I hit autoconf and that was the moment I despaired and 
gave up. In the last 15 years of wrestling with autotools, they always 



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