[pkg-bacula-devel] Converting BAT to qt5

Carsten Leonhardt leo at debian.org
Sat Nov 11 08:18:33 UTC 2017

Hi Sven,

> 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 
> won.

> Sorry.

now that I read this, I'm sorry I didn't share my own experience here,
which was quite similar. It would at least have saved you the two hours
of searching for qtbase5-dev :-/



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