[vbox-dev] configure fails with distros

Jan Engelhardt jengelh at medozas.de
Tue Aug 19 17:07:25 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 2008-08-19 12:46, Frank Mehnert wrote:
>Qt3 (in contrast to Qt4) is usually installed into a specific directory
>with the following structure:
>  /usr/share/qt3
>    .../include
>      .../qglobal.h
>      ... and much more header files
>> assumes that Qt lives in 
>> particular locations, which is a horribly wrong assumption.
>Why 'horribly wrong'? Qt3 is normally installed into a specific
>location. Actually that configure script works fine at least for
>Mandriva 2007/2008, Debian Sarge-Sid, Ubuntu 6.06-8.04, openSUSE 10.2-11,
>Fedora 5-9, rhel3-5, Gentoo and some others. So I don't think that the
>assumption about a specific loaction is that bad.
>Which distribution are you talking about?

I observed this on an Ubuntu 8.04. Since you just mentioned
openSUSE 11, I gave that a try too, and it does work there, i.e.
/usr/lib/qt3/include exists and configure sees qt3. This then
probably means Ubuntu is broken (which would not surprise me).

libqt3-headers  3:3.3.8-b-0ubuntu3
libqt3-mt       3:3.3.8-b-0ubuntu3
libqt4-qt3support       4.3.4-0ubuntu3
python-qt3      3.17.4-1ubuntu4
qt3-qtconfig    3:3.3.8-b-0ubuntu3

Thanks for the heads up,

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