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authorTor Arne Vestbø <>2018-04-23 16:00:34 +0200
committerTor Arne Vestbø <>2018-04-26 14:19:21 +0000
commit7c3053b301a70b04f5ab4ed9c3f3a6c84cb89616 (patch)
tree327c13b9c9aecd802a3053d78efd1f6fa855d454 /qmake/generators/mac
parentc127fc83adef427f62cc38f3e1afc0041ac9dfe5 (diff)
qmake: Don't map Xcode SYMROOT to output directory
The output directory may be the same as the source directory in the case of an in-source build, but Xcode treats the SYMROOT as a build directory, and automatically excludes it from Time Machine backups, which may result in not backing up sources. Instead we map SYMROOT to an .xcode subdirectory of the output directory, and then use CONFIGURATION_BUILD_DIR to make sure the final build targets end up where they used to. Task-number: QTBUG-52474 Change-Id: I3852ca9088e75ca62fca4c1217b5485175d9436f Reviewed-by: Oswald Buddenhagen <> Reviewed-by: Alexandru Croitor <>
Diffstat (limited to 'qmake/generators/mac')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/qmake/generators/mac/pbuilder_pbx.cpp b/qmake/generators/mac/pbuilder_pbx.cpp
index 3b1f904253..18b62c5135 100644
--- a/qmake/generators/mac/pbuilder_pbx.cpp
+++ b/qmake/generators/mac/pbuilder_pbx.cpp
@@ -1603,7 +1603,17 @@ ProjectBuilderMakefileGenerator::writeMakeParts(QTextStream &t)
- t << "\t\t\t\t" << writeSettings("SYMROOT", Option::output_dir) << ";\n";
+ // The symroot is marked by xcodebuild as excluded from Time Machine
+ // backups, as it's a temporary build dir, so we don't want it to be
+ // the same as the possibe in-source dir, as that would leave out
+ // sources from being backed up.
+ t << "\t\t\t\t" << writeSettings("SYMROOT",
+ Option::output_dir + Option::dir_sep + ".xcode") << ";\n";
+ // The configuration build dir however is not treated as excluded,
+ // so we can safely point it to the root output dir.
+ t << "\t\t\t\t" << writeSettings("CONFIGURATION_BUILD_DIR",
+ Option::output_dir + Option::dir_sep + "$(CONFIGURATION)") << ";\n";
if (!project->isEmpty("DESTDIR")) {
ProString dir = project->first("DESTDIR");