Options for ./configure
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Usage: configure [options]
Installation options:
These are optional, but you may specify install directories.
-prefix <dir> ...... This will install everything relative to <dir>
(default /usr/local/Qt-5.0.0)
-hostprefix [dir] .. Tools and libraries needed when developing
applications are installed in [dir]. If [dir] is
not given, the current build directory will be used.
(default PREFIX)
You may use these to separate different parts of the install:
-bindir <dir> ......... User executables will be installed to <dir>
(default PREFIX/bin)
-headerdir <dir> ...... Headers will be installed to <dir>
(default PREFIX/include)
-libdir <dir> ......... Libraries will be installed to <dir>
(default PREFIX/lib)
-archdatadir <dir>..... Arch-dependent data used by Qt will be installed to <dir>
(default PREFIX)
-plugindir <dir> ...... Plugins will be installed to <dir>
(default ARCHDATADIR/plugins)
-libexecdir <dir> ..... Program executables will be installed to <dir>
(default ARCHDATADIR/libexec)
-importdir <dir> ...... Imports for QML1 will be installed to <dir>
(default ARCHDATADIR/imports)
-qmldir <dir> ......... Imports for QML2 will be installed to <dir>
(default ARCHDATADIR/qml)
-datadir <dir> ........ Arch-independent data used by Qt will be installed to <dir>
(default PREFIX)
-docdir <dir> ......... Documentation will be installed to <dir>
(default DATADIR/doc)
-translationdir <dir> . Translations of Qt programs will be installed to <dir>
(default DATADIR/translations)
-sysconfdir <dir> ..... Settings used by Qt programs will be looked for in <dir>
(default PREFIX/etc/settings)
-examplesdir <dir> .... Examples will be installed to <dir>
(default PREFIX/examples)
-testsdir <dir> ....... Tests will be installed to <dir>
(default PREFIX/tests)
-hostbindir <dir> .. Host executables will be installed to <dir>
(default HOSTPREFIX/bin)
-hostdatadir <dir> . Data used by qmake will be installed to <dir>
(default HOSTPREFIX)
Configure options:
The defaults (*) are usually acceptable. A plus (+) denotes a default value
that needs to be evaluated. If the evaluation succeeds, the feature is
included. Here is a short explanation of each option:
* -release ........... Compile and link Qt with debugging turned off.
-debug ............. Compile and link Qt with debugging turned on.
-debug-and-release . Compile and link two versions of Qt, with and without
debugging turned on (Mac only).
-force-debug-info .. Create symbol files for release builds.
-developer-build ... Compile and link Qt with Qt developer options (including auto-tests exporting)
-opensource ........ Compile and link the Open-Source Edition of Qt.
-commercial ........ Compile and link the Commercial Edition of Qt.
-no-c++11 .......... Do not compile Qt with C++11 support enabled.
+ -c++11 ............. Compile Qt with C++11 support enabled.
* -shared ............ Create and use shared Qt libraries.
-static ............ Create and use static Qt libraries.
* -process ........... Generate only a top-level Makefile.
-fully-process ..... Generate Makefiles for the entire Qt tree.
-dont-process ...... Do not generate any Makefiles.
* -no-fast ........... Configure Qt normally by generating Makefiles for all
project files.
-fast .............. Configure Qt quickly by generating Makefiles only for
library and subdirectory targets. All other Makefiles
are created as wrappers, which will in turn run qmake.
-no-largefile ...... Disables large file support.
+ -largefile ......... Enables Qt to access files larger than 4 GB.
-no-accessibility .. Do not compile Accessibility support.
+ -accessibility ..... Compile Accessibility support.
-no-sql-<driver> ... Disable SQL <driver> entirely.
-qt-sql-<driver> ... Enable a SQL <driver> in the QtSql library, by default
none are turned on.
-plugin-sql-<driver> Enable SQL <driver> as a plugin to be linked to
at run time.
Possible values for <driver>:
[ db2 ibase mysql oci odbc psql sqlite sqlite2 tds ]
-system-sqlite ..... Use sqlite from the operating system.
-no-javascript-jit . Do not build the JavaScriptCore JIT compiler.
+ -javascript-jit .... Build the JavaScriptCore JIT compiler.
-no-qml-debug ...... Do not build the in-process QML debugging support.
+ -qml-debug ......... Build the QML debugging support.
-platform target ... The operating system and compiler you are building
on (linux-g++-64).
See the README file for a list of supported
operating systems and compilers.
-no-sse2 ........... Do not compile with use of SSE2 instructions.
-no-sse3 ........... Do not compile with use of SSE3 instructions.
-no-ssse3 .......... Do not compile with use of SSSE3 instructions.
-no-sse4.1.......... Do not compile with use of SSE4.1 instructions.
-no-sse4.2.......... Do not compile with use of SSE4.2 instructions.
-no-avx ............ Do not compile with use of AVX instructions.
-no-avx2 ........... Do not compile with use of AVX2 instructions.
-no-neon ........... Do not compile with use of NEON instructions.
-no-mips_dsp ....... Do not compile with use of MIPS DSP instructions.
-no-mips_dspr2 ..... Do not compile with use of MIPS DSP rev2 instructions.
-qtnamespace <name> Wraps all Qt library code in 'namespace <name> {...}'.
-qtlibinfix <infix> Renames all libQt*.so to libQt*<infix>.so.
-testcocoon Instrument Qt with the TestCocoon code coverage tool.
-D <string> ........ Add an explicit define to the preprocessor.
-I <string> ........ Add an explicit include path.
-L <string> ........ Add an explicit library path.
+ -pkg-config ........ Use pkg-config to detect include and library paths. By default,
configure determines whether to use pkg-config or not with
some heuristics such as checking the environment variables.
-no-pkg-config ..... Disable use of pkg-config.
-force-pkg-config .. Force usage of pkg-config (skips pkg-config usability
detection heuristic).
-help, -h .......... Display this information.
Third Party Libraries:
-qt-zlib ........... Use the zlib bundled with Qt.
+ -system-zlib ....... Use zlib from the operating system.
See http://www.gzip.org/zlib
-no-gif ............ Do not compile GIF reading support.
-no-libpng ......... Do not compile PNG support.
-qt-libpng ......... Use the libpng bundled with Qt.
+ -system-libpng ..... Use libpng from the operating system.
See http://www.libpng.org/pub/png
-no-libjpeg ........ Do not compile JPEG support.
-qt-libjpeg ........ Use the libjpeg bundled with Qt.
+ -system-libjpeg .... Use libjpeg from the operating system.
See http://www.ijg.org
-no-openssl ........ Do not compile support for OpenSSL.
+ -openssl ........... Enable run-time OpenSSL support.
-openssl-linked .... Enabled linked OpenSSL support.
-qt-pcre ........... Use the PCRE library bundled with Qt.
+ -system-pcre ....... Use the PCRE library from the operating system.
-qt-xcb ............ Use xcb- libraries bundled with Qt.
(libxcb.so will still be used from operating system).
+ -system-xcb ........ Use xcb- libraries from the operating system.
Additional options:
-make <part> ....... Add part to the list of parts to be built at make time.
(libs tools examples)
-nomake <part> ..... Exclude part from the list of parts to be built.
-no-gui ............ Don't build the QtGui library and dependencies.
+ -gui ............... Build the QtGui library and dependencies.
-no-widgets ........ Don't build the QtWidgets library and dependencies.
+ -widgets ........... Build the QtWidgets library and dependencies.
-R <string> ........ Add an explicit runtime library path to the Qt
libraries.
-l <string> ........ Add an explicit library.
-no-rpath .......... Do not use the library install path as a runtime
library path.
+ -rpath ............. Link Qt libraries and executables using the library
install path as a runtime library path. Equivalent
to -R install_libpath
-continue .......... Continue as far as possible if an error occurs.
-verbose, -v ....... Print verbose information about each step of the
configure process.
-silent ............ Reduce the build output so that warnings and errors
can be seen more easily.
* -no-optimized-qmake ... Do not build qmake optimized.
-optimized-qmake ...... Build qmake optimized.
-no-nis ............ Do not compile NIS support.
* -nis ............... Compile NIS support.
-no-cups ........... Do not compile CUPS support.
* -cups .............. Compile CUPS support.
Requires cups/cups.h and libcups.so.2.
-no-iconv .......... Do not compile support for iconv(3).
* -iconv ............. Compile support for iconv(3).
-no-icu ............ Do not compile support for ICU libraries.
+ -icu ............... Compile support for ICU libraries.
-no-strip .......... Do not strip binaries and libraries of unneeded symbols.
* -strip ............. Strip binaries and libraries of unneeded symbols when installing.
-no-pch ............ Do not use precompiled header support.
* -pch ............... Use precompiled header support.
-no-dbus ........... Do not compile the QtDBus module.
+ -dbus .............. Compile the QtDBus module and dynamically load libdbus-1.
-dbus-linked ....... Compile the QtDBus module and link to libdbus-1.
-reduce-relocations ..... Reduce relocations in the libraries through extra
linker optimizations (Qt/X11 and Qt for Embedded Linux only;
experimental; needs GNU ld >= 2.18).
-force-asserts ........ Force Q_ASSERT to be enabled even in release builds.
-device <name> ............... Cross-compile for device <name> (experimental)
-device-option <key=value> ... Add device specific options for the device mkspec
(experimental)
* -no-separate-debug-info . Do not store debug information in a separate file.
-separate-debug-info .... Strip debug information into a separate file.
-no-xcb ............ Do not compile Xcb (X protocol C-language Binding) support.
* -xcb ............... Compile Xcb support.
-no-eglfs .......... Do not compile EGLFS (EGL Full Screen/Single Surface) support.
* -eglfs ............. Compile EGLFS support (Requires OpenGL ES 2 support).
-no-directfb ....... Do not compile DirectFB support.
* -directfb .......... Compile DirectFB support.
-no-linuxfb ........ Do not compile Linux Framebuffer support.
* -linuxfb ........... Compile Linux Framebuffer support.
-no-kms ............ Do not compile KMS support.
* -kms ............... Compile KMS support (Requires EGL and OpenGL ES 2 support).
-qpa <name> ......... Sets the default QPA platform (e.g xcb, cocoa, windows).
-xplatform target ... The target platform when cross-compiling.
-sysroot <dir> ...... Sets <dir> as the target compiler's and qmake's sysroot and also sets pkg-config paths.
-no-gcc-sysroot ..... When using -sysroot, it disables the passing of --sysroot to the compiler
-no-feature-<feature> Do not compile in <feature>.
-feature-<feature> .. Compile in <feature>. The available features
are described in src/corelib/global/qfeatures.txt
-qconfig local ...... Use src/corelib/global/qconfig-local.h rather than the
default (full).
-no-opengl .......... Do not support OpenGL.
-opengl <api> ....... Enable OpenGL support
With no parameter, this will attempt to auto-detect
OpenGL ES 2, or regular desktop OpenGL.
Use es2 for <api> to override auto-detection.
* -no-system-proxies .. Do not use system network proxies by default.
-system-proxies ..... Use system network proxies by default.
-no-glib ........... Do not compile Glib support.
+ -glib .............. Compile Glib support.