Bug#437354: libqt4-dev: Put qmake into its own package
On Mon, Aug 13, 2007 at 01:30:41PM -0400, Brian Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Jan Michael Alonzo <email@example.com> writes:
> > Hi! I'm currently trying to build gnome + webkit without distro-specific
> > packages. But for this I need "qmake" which is part of libqt4-dev. The problem
> > is libqt4 is built with -glib enabled. Is there a reaason why qt4-dev needs
> > glib? And also, if it's really needed can we separate qmake because it's used
> > not only by QT4 apps but also third party applications like WebKit.
> > I'm just not sure how coupled qmake is to the whole QT libs, if not, it would be
> > nice if qmake is in its own package.
> The reason I originally included qmake in the -dev package was that I
> was under the impression that no 3rd party apps used it. It's certainly
> possible to package it separately, though I'd be surprised anything
> using it wasn't closely tied to Qt.
FWIW, WebKit's gdk "port" uses qmake, as well as the Qt "port". Also,
FWIW, Debian's WebKit source package (coming really soon, #428855) will
build both ports, so it will build depend on libqt4-dev, qmake being in
it or not.
I don't feel an express need for a separate qmake for Debian, but maybe
some users might want it.
Anyways, if you put qmake aside, please make libqt4-dev depend on it.