Qt compiler tool names

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Sat Mar 17 03:35:56 UTC 2012

Aaron Faanes wrote:

> I was wondering why Qt compiler tools (qmake, moc, uic, etc.) are
> installed with each name suffixed with -qt4 (qmake-qt4, moc-qt4). This
> diverges from how upstream names its tools (specifically, without qt4
> added), so it caused me a little confusion when these tools appeared to be
> missing.
> My solution was to add /usr/lib/qt4/bin to my PATH since this directory
> contains symlinks that use upstream's name. However, I would prefer the
> tools to be installed in /usr/bin without -qt4 appended. Is there a reason
> why this shouldn't be done?

We used the -qt4 postfix (which is a common practice among most distros 
these days) to allow for a parallel-installable qt3.

-- rex

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