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Building qbittorrent-nox with cmake is broken #10898

bacon-cheeseburger opened this issue Jul 7, 2019 · 3 comments


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commented Jul 7, 2019

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qBittorrent version and Operating System

Current GIT (91742d4), Debian Linux

If on linux, libtorrent and Qt version

libtorrent-rasterbar 1.2.1-git+bcb26fd63, qt5 5.11.3

What is the problem

Building qbittorrent-nox with cmake is broken.

What is the expected behavior

Building qbittorrent-nox with cmake should work.

Steps to reproduce

Git clone qBittorrent, try building -nox version with cmake.

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commented Jul 10, 2019

Error message?
Or should we guess what exactly is going on with you?


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commented Jul 11, 2019

According to you should be able to do cmake -DGUI=FALSE. While output doesn't show GUI as enabled:

Configuration results:

-- The following features have been enabled:

  • COUNTRIES_RESOLUTION, Enable resolving peers IP addresses to countries
  • STACKTRACE, Enable stacktraces
  • WEBUI, Enables built-in HTTP server for headless use

You also get:

CMake Warning:
Manually-specified variables were not used by the project:


Building at this point does in fact build the GUI version qbittorrent rather than qbittorrent-nox:

Scanning dependencies of target qbt_gui
[ 44%] Building CXX object src/gui/CMakeFiles/qbt_gui.dir/addnewtorrentdialog.cpp.o
[ 45%] Building CXX object src/gui/CMakeFiles/qbt_gui.dir/autoexpandabledialog.cpp.o
[ 59%] Linking CXX static library libqbt_gui.a
[ 59%] Built target qbt_gui
[100%] Linking CXX executable qbittorrent
[100%] Built target qBittorrent

Compiling -nox with configure --disable-gui and then make works fine and does exactly what's expected ("Disable the GUI for headless running. Disables QtDBus and the GeoIP Database."). That would be the expected behavior once -DGUI is added as a valid option. Sorry for the lack of explanation in my original submission.


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commented Jul 11, 2019

Sorry, CMake isn't officially supported by the project.
As I can see in our Travis-CI configuration -DCMAKE_DISABLE_FIND_PACKAGE_Qt5Widgets=ON" is used for non-GUI builds.

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