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authorOswald Buddenhagen <>2017-11-23 13:30:54 +0100
committerOswald Buddenhagen <>2017-11-30 20:24:55 +0000
commit6c75857c20972f0d65fc7d556b9dcd81e21060db (patch)
tree9df74e460207a5c7700b5db42f7bc225686af8f8 /config_help.txt
parent0f1b8fd2dcd2db698095a54ca9beff7e27cf1ceb (diff)
configure: mention quoting requirements in the help text
Change-Id: Id79548b8458dfa25fef17cb25688738bb719e7c5 Reviewed-by: Thiago Macieira <>
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@@ -9,6 +9,12 @@ ICU_PREFIX=/opt/icu42 ICU_LIBS="-licui18n -licuuc -licudata".
It is also possible to manipulate any QMAKE_* variable, to amend the values
from the mkspec for the build of Qt itself, e.g., QMAKE_CXXFLAGS+=-g3.
+Note that the *_LIBS* and QMAKE_* assignments manipulate lists, so items
+containing meta characters (spaces in particular) need to be quoted according
+to qmake rules. On top of that, the assignments as a whole need to be quoted
+according to shell rules. It is recommended to use single quotes for the inner
+quoting and double quotes for the outer quoting.
Top-level installation directories:
-prefix <dir> ...... The deployment directory, as seen on the target device.
[/usr/local/Qt-$QT_VERSION, $PWD if -developer-build]