[texworks] Building TeXworks on WinXP

Alain Delmotte esperanto at swing.be
Tue Jan 13 18:33:30 CET 2009


I just had a look to the vcproj file and there are many strange things 
about dependencies, for example: lines 40, 41, 42
C:/Program Files/KDE/lib/poppler-qt4.lib C:/Program 
C:/Program Files/KDE/lib/zlib.lib 

What are those "C:/Program Files/KDE/" still exist and not the 
And then the mix of / and \ ??

I think I'll have to completely remove KDE and reinstall it from scratch 
(this time I only moved the KDE folder and adjusted the variable and path).


Stefan Löffler a écrit :
> Hi,
> Ah, we're getting closer ;).
> On 2009-01-13 15:41, Alain Delmotte wrote:
>> I realized that I had 2 qmake,... one in c:\programmes\QT\bin (this
>> was for Linguist) and one in c:\program files\KDE\bin.
>> After checking and finding Linguist in KDE, I uninstalled QT (and mingw).
> Yeah, that can confuse Qt, especially when programs/libraries of
> different versions are used. You may want to try running qmake without
> the "-specs" option, if everything is set up correctly it _should_ work.
>>> 1) Confirm that you have set KDEDIRS and PATH according to
> http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/KDE_on_Windows/Installation#Summary_of_Steps
>> I also modified the path, not using %KDEDIRS% but the real c:\program
> files\KDE, and qmake was fount.
> Did you define KDEDIRS? It may be required by (some parts of) KDE on
> Windows/Qt.
>>> 3) Depending on which directories you find in (2), run qmake in the
>>> TeXworks source directory with the command (adjust paths as necessary)
>>>   qmake -tp vc -spec C:\Program Files\KDE\mkspecs\win32-msvc2008
>> Here I modified as:
>> qmake -tp vc -spec C:\Progra~1\KDE\mkspecs\win32-msvc2008
>> for the name problem inherited from DOS (space in "program files".)
>> I could create the .vcproj file.
>> But compilation in msvc crashed with (sorry I use French):
>> ------ Début de la génération : Projet : TeXworks, Configuration :
>> Release Win32 ------
>> RCC res\resources.qrc
>> 'C:\PROGRAM' n'est pas reconnu en tant que commande interne
>> ou externe, un programme exécutable ou un fichier de commandes.
>> Project : error PRJ0019: Un outil a retourné un code d'erreur à partir
>> de "RCC res\resources.qrc"
>> Le journal de génération a été enregistré à l'emplacement
>> "file://c:\texworks\texworks\obj\BuildLog.htm"
>> TeXworks - 1 erreur(s), 0 avertissement(s)
>> ========== Génération : 0 a réussi, 1 a échoué, 0 mis à jour, 0 a été
>> ignoré ==========
>> I join the BuildLog.htm file.
>> It looks like that again the problem is with the space in "program files".
> I recognize this problem. I had it in a different context once. The
> problem is that MSVC doesn't find the Qt resource compiler. I can offer
> a few possible solutions:
> 1) Install KDE on Windows to a location that doesn't contain spaces
> (from what you wrote I take it that the natural place in French Windows
> would be C:\Programmes"? The installation notes on the web also give an
> example without spaces: C:\KDE) Maybe simply moving the directory (and
> adjusting KDEDIRS/PATH) does the trick.
> 2) Try
>    qmake -tp vc -spec "C:\Program Files\KDE\mkspecs\win32-msvc2008"
> 3) Manually alter the created .vcproj file (it's a text file). I
> wouldn't actually recommend this for permanent use but if everything
> else fails replacing all instances of the wrong path with the right one
> should do the trick at least for figuring out if the rest of the
> building process succeeds.
> One final note: whenever you adjust environmental variables
> (KDEDIRS/PATH) you need to close and re-open all command prompt windows
> for this to take effect.
> Hope this helps.
> Stefan

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