Opened 16 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#489 closed defect (wontfix)

MythPlugins configure/qmake/make fails to pick up PREFIX value

Reported by: anaerin@… Owned by: Isaac Richards
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: mythtv Version: head
Severity: low Keywords: QMake MythPlugins PREFIX mythconfig.mak
Cc: Ticket locked: no


Debian Sid (Again).

Qmake version: 1.07a (Qt 3.3.5)

SVN Revision 7517

Passing in the PREFIX into mythplugins' configure script like so:

./configure --prefix="/usr/blah"

Does not make it's way into the .pro files, so QMake can't pick it up, and make install puts all the files in "/lib", rather than "/usr/blah/lib"

To manually fix, you can run configure, then edit to add a 'PREFIX="/usr/blah"' line at the top. This then makes including mythconfig.mak (And all subsequent settings) work perfectly, instead of silently failing.

Is there some way that QMake is supposed to magically know what the PREFIX value is, or is this an oversight in the configure system (Or is something else wrong here)?

NB: Adding 'PREFIX="/usr/blah"' to does NOT work.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by anonymous

Owner: changed from Isaac Richards to danielk

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by Isaac Richards

Owner: changed from danielk to Isaac Richards

Already in progress of fixing this.

comment:3 Changed 16 years ago by Isaac Richards

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [7527]) Fix #461 and #489 again.

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by buzz <buzz@…>

Resolution: fixed
Severity: highlow
Status: closedreopened

tested using SVN head (8498) of mythplugins, --prefix values are not consistent in the following case:

cd mythplugins ; ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --enable-all ; make; <abort make here, part way through>; ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-all; make;

At the second instantiation of make two problems occur:

1) those items built successfully prior to the prefix change are left with the original prefix (presumably incorrect, as it was aborted), and should not be. they should be rebuilt.

2) those following on from the prefix change are empty \"\" (ie not matching either prefix), and as a result will sometimes throw compilation error and/or unusual problems.

Interim solution - do all over from scratch: make distclean; configure --enable-all --prefix=/blah ; make;

OR, quicker as full rebuild not required.... remove all 'Makefile's from sub-folders (not root) of build tree: touch Makefile ; find . -depth -name Makefile | head -1 | xargs rm ; make;

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by Isaac Richards

Resolution: wontfix
Status: reopenedclosed

Hmm. I'm going to mark this one as a wontfix - I don't think it's out of line to require a distclean before re-running configure when changing the prefix.

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