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Building QGIS from source - step by step

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* [1. Introduction](#1-introduction)
* [2. Overview](#2-overview)
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* [4.1.2. Other tools and dependencies](#412-other-tools-and-dependencies)
* [4.1.3. Clone the QGIS Source Code](#413-clone-the-qgis-source-code)
* [4.1.4. Configure and build with CMake from command line](#414-configure-and-build-with-cmake-from-command-line)
* [4.1.4.1 Using configonly.bat to create the MSVC solution file:](#4141-using-configonlybat-to-create-the-msvc-solution-file)
* [4.1.4.2 Compiling QGIS with MSVC:](#4142-compiling-qgis-with-msvc)
* [4.1.5 Old alternative method that might still work using cmake-gui:](#415-old-alternative-method-that-might-still-work-using-cmake-gui)
* [4.1.4.1 Using configonly.bat to create the MSVC solution file](#4141-using-configonlybat-to-create-the-msvc-solution-file)
* [4.1.4.2 Compiling QGIS with MSVC](#4142-compiling-qgis-with-msvc)
* [4.1.5 Old alternative method that might still work using cmake-gui](#415-old-alternative-method-that-might-still-work-using-cmake-gui)
* [4.1.6. Packaging](#416-packaging)
* [4.1.7. Packaging your own build of QGIS](#417-packaging-your-own-build-of-qgis)
* [4.1.8. Osgeo4w packaging](#418-osgeo4w-packaging)
* [4.2. Building using MinGW](#42-building-using-mingw)
* [4.2.1. MSYS](#421-msys)
* [4.2.2. Qt](#422-qt)
* [4.2.3. Flex and Bison](#423-flex-and-bison)
* [4.2.4. Python](#424-python)
* [4.2.4.1. Download and install Python - use Windows installer](#4241-download-and-install-python---use-windows-installer)
* [4.2.4.2. Download SIP and PyQt5 sources](#4242-download-sip-and-pyqt5-sources)
* [4.2.4.3. Compile SIP](#4243-compile-sip)
* [4.2.4.4. Compile PyQt](#4244-compile-pyqt)
* [4.2.4.5. Final python notes](#4245-final-python-notes)
* [4.2.5. git](#425-git)
* [4.2.6. CMake](#426-cmake)
* [4.2.7. QGIS](#427-qgis)
* [4.2.8. Compiling](#428-compiling)
* [4.2.9. Configuration](#429-configuration)
* [4.2.10. Compilation and installation](#4210-compilation-and-installation)
* [4.2.11. Run qgis.exe from the directory where it's installed (CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX)](#4211-run-qgisexe-from-the-directory-where-its-installed-cmake_install_prefix)
* [4.2.12. Create the installation package: (optional)](#4212-create-the-installation-package-optional)
* [4.3. Creation of MSYS environment for compilation of QGIS](#43-creation-of-msys-environment-for-compilation-of-qgis)
* [4.3.1. Initial setup](#431-initial-setup)
* [4.3.1.1. MSYS](#4311-msys)
* [4.3.1.2. MinGW](#4312-mingw)
* [4.3.1.3. Flex and Bison](#4313-flex-and-bison)
* [4.3.2. Installing dependencies](#432-installing-dependencies)
* [4.3.2.1. Getting ready](#4321-getting-ready)
* [4.3.2.2. GRASS](#4322-grass)
* [4.3.2.3. GEOS](#4323-geos)
* [4.3.2.4. SQLITE](#4324-sqlite)
* [4.3.2.5. GSL](#4325-gsl)
* [4.3.2.6. EXPAT](#4326-expat)
* [4.3.2.7. POSTGRES](#4327-postgres)
* [4.3.3. Cleanup](#433-cleanup)
* [4.4. Building on Linux with mxe](#44-building-on-linux-with-mxe)
* [4.4.1. Building with Docker](#441-building-with-docker)
* [4.4.1.1. Initial setup](#4411-initial-setup)
* [4.4.1.2. Building the dependencies](#4412-building-the-dependencies)
* [4.4.1.3. Cross-Building QGIS](#4413-cross-building-qgis)
* [4.4.2. Testing QGIS](#442-testing-qgis)
* [4.2. Building on Linux with mxe](#42-building-on-linux-with-mxe)
* [4.2.1. Building with Docker](#421-building-with-docker)
* [4.2.1.1. Initial setup](#4211-initial-setup)
* [4.2.1.2. Building the dependencies](#4212-building-the-dependencies)
* [4.2.1.3. Cross-Building QGIS](#4213-cross-building-qgis)
* [4.2.2. Testing QGIS](#422-testing-qgis)
* [5. Building on MacOS X](#5-building-on-macos-x)
* [5.1. Install Developer Tools](#51-install-developer-tools)
* [5.2. Install CMake and other build tools](#52-install-cmake-and-other-build-tools)
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* [7. Setting up a Jenkins Build Server](#7-setting-up-a-jenkins-build-server)
* [8. Debug output and running tests](#8-debug-output-and-running-tests)
* [9. Authors and Acknowledgments](#9-authors-and-acknowledgments)

# 1. Introduction

This document is the original installation guide of the described software
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Save the batch file as `C:\OSGeo4W64\OSGeo4W-dev.bat` and run it.
#### 4.1.4.1 Using configonly.bat to create the MSVC solution file:
#### 4.1.4.1 Using configonly.bat to create the MSVC solution file
We will be using the file `ms-windows/osgeo4w/configonly.bat` to create an MSVC solution file.
There are two supported CMake generators for creating a solution file: Ninja, and native MSVC.
The advantage of using native MSVC solution is that you can find the root of build problems much more easily.
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configonly.bat
```
#### 4.1.4.2 Compiling QGIS with MSVC:
#### 4.1.4.2 Compiling QGIS with MSVC
We will need to run MSVC with all the environment variables set, thus we will run it as follows:
Run the batch file OSGeo4W-dev.bat you created before.
On the command prompt run `call gdal-dev-env.bat` to add the release gdal and proj libraries to your PATH.
@@ -635,7 +604,7 @@ Running QGIS from within MSVC:
To run, use the menu commands: Debug -> Start Debugging (F5) or Start Without Debugging (Ctrl+F5).
Ignore the "These projects are out of date" message, it appears even if no files were changed.
### 4.1.5 Old alternative method that might still work using cmake-gui:
### 4.1.5 Old alternative method that might still work using cmake-gui
Create a 'build' directory somewhere. This will be where all the build output
will be generated.
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### 4.1.8. Osgeo4w packaging
The actual packaging process is currently not documented, for now please take a
look at:
> ms-windows/osgeo4w/package.cmd
## 4.2. Building using MinGW
**Note:** This section might be outdated as nowadays Visual C++ is used to build
the "official" packages.
**Note:** For a detailed account of building all the dependencies yourself you
can visit Marco Pasetti's website here:
http://www.webalice.it/marco.pasetti/qgis+grass/BuildFromSource.html
Read on to use the simplified approach with pre-built libraries...
### 4.2.1. MSYS
MSYS provides a unix style build environment under windows. We have created a
zip archive that contains just about all dependencies.
Get this:
http://download.osgeo.org/qgis/win32/msys.zip
and unpack to c:\msys
### 4.2.2. Qt
Download Qt opensource precompiled edition exe and install (including the
download and install of mingw) from here:
http://qt.nokia.com/downloads/
When the installer will ask for MinGW, you don't need to download and install
it, just point the installer to c:\msys\mingw
When Qt installation is complete:
Edit C:\Qt\5.9.1\bin\qtvars.bat and add the following lines:
```cmd
set PATH=%PATH%;C:\msys\local\bin;c:\msys\local\lib
set PATH=%PATH%;"C:\Program Files\Subversion\bin"
```
I suggest you also add C:\Qt\5.9.1\bin\ to your Environment Variables Path in
the windows system preferences.
If you plan to do some debugging, you'll need to compile debug version of Qt:
C:\Qt\5.9.1\bin\qtvars.bat compile_debug
Note: there is a problem when compiling debug version of Qt 4.7, the script ends with
this message "mingw32-make:*** No rule to make target `debug'. Stop.". To
compile the debug version you have to go out of src directory and execute the
following command:
```cmd
c:\Qt\5.9.1 make
```
### 4.2.3. Flex and Bison
Get Flex
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=23617&package_id=16424
(the zip bin) and extract it into c:\msys\mingw\bin
### 4.2.4. Python
Follow this section in case you would like to use Python bindings for QGIS. To
be able to compile bindings, you need to compile SIP and PyQt5 from sources as
their installer doesn't include some development files which are necessary.
Note that even if you compile without the Python bindings, Python3 is still
a necessary dependency for building QGIS.
#### 4.2.4.1. Download and install Python - use Windows installer
(It doesn't matter to what folder you'll install it)
https://python.org/download/
#### 4.2.4.2. Download SIP and PyQt5 sources
http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/sip/download
http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/software/pyqt/download
Extract each of the above zip files in a temporary directory. Make sure
to get versions that match your current Qt installed version.
#### 4.2.4.3. Compile SIP
```cmd
c:\Qt\5.9.1\bin\qtvars.bat
python configure.py -p win32-g++
make
make install
```
#### 4.2.4.4. Compile PyQt
```cmd
c:\Qt\5.9.1\bin\qtvars.bat
python configure.py
make
make install
```
#### 4.2.4.5. Final python notes
You can delete the directories with unpacked SIP and PyQt5 sources after a
successful install, they're not needed anymore.
### 4.2.5. git
In order to check out QGIS sources from the repository, you need a git client.
This installer should work fine:
https://git-scm.com/download/win
### 4.2.6. CMake
CMake is build system used by QGIS. Download it from here:
https://cmake.org/files/v3.9/cmake-3.9.3-win64-x64.msi
### 4.2.7. QGIS
Start a cmd.exe window ( Start -> Run -> cmd.exe ) Create development
directory and move into it
```cmd
md c:\dev\cpp
cd c:\dev\cpp
```
Check out sources from GIT:
git clone git://github.com/qgis/QGIS.git
### 4.2.8. Compiling
As a background read the generic building with CMake notes at the end of
this document.
Start a cmd.exe window ( Start -> Run -> cmd.exe ) if you don't have one
already. Add paths to compiler and our MSYS environment:
```cmd
c:\Qt\5.9.1\bin\qtvars.bat
```
For ease of use add c:\Qt\5.9.1\bin\ to your system path in system
properties so you can just type qtvars.bat when you open the cmd console.
Create build directory and set it as current directory:
```cmd
cd c:\dev\cpp\qgis
md build
cd build
```
### 4.2.9. Configuration
```cmd
cmakesetup ..
```
**Note:** You must include the '..' above.
Click 'Configure' button. When asked, you should choose 'MinGW Makefiles' as
generator.
There's a problem with MinGW Makefiles on Win2K. If you're compiling on this
platform, use 'MSYS Makefiles' generator instead.
All dependencies should be picked up automatically, if you have set up the
Paths correctly. The only thing you need to change is the installation
destination (CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX) and/or set 'Debug'.
For compatibility with NSIS packaging scripts I recommend to leave the install
prefix to its default c:\program files\
When configuration is done, click 'OK' to exit the setup utility.
### 4.2.10. Compilation and installation
```cmd
make install
```
### 4.2.11. Run qgis.exe from the directory where it's installed (CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX)
Make sure to copy all .dll:s needed to the same directory as the qgis.exe
binary is installed to, if not already done so, otherwise QGIS will complain
about missing libraries when started.
A possibility is to run qgis.exe when your path contains c:\msys\local\bin and
c:\msys\local\lib directories, so the DLLs will be used from that place.
### 4.2.12. Create the installation package: (optional)
Download and install NSIS from (http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page)
Now using windows explorer, enter the win_build directory in your QGIS source
tree. Read the READMEfile there and follow the instructions. Next right click
on qgis.nsi and choose the option 'Compile NSIS Script'.
look at `ms-windows/osgeo4w/package.cmd`.
## 4.3. Building on Linux with mxe
## 4.2. Building on Linux with mxe
With this approach you can cross build a Windows binary on Linux using MXE (M cross environment).
You can find the build script and a README.md file in the ms-windows/mxe directory.
For now, Python buildings cannot be built with mxe.
### 4.3.1. Building with Docker
### 4.2.1. Building with Docker
This is the simplest way, but you need to have Docker installed
on your system.
@@ -949,22 +711,22 @@ the script ms-windows/mxe/build.sh from the root directory of QGIS repository.
This requires to install mxe toolchain on your system and build
all dependencies by yourself.
#### 4.3.1.1. Initial setup
#### 4.2.1.1. Initial setup
Please follow the instructions on mxe website to setup your building toolchain http://mxe.cc/,
take note of the path where you have installed mxe.
#### 4.3.1.2. Building the dependencies
#### 4.2.1.2. Building the dependencies
Please see README.md under ms-windows/mxe for detailed instructions and for the
list of dependencies that need to be built in mxe before attempting to build QGIS.
#### 4.3.1.3. Cross-Building QGIS
#### 4.2.1.3. Cross-Building QGIS
Edit the build-mxe.sh script and optionally adjust the path where your mxe installation is located, you
can also change the build and release directories.
### 4.3.2. Testing QGIS
### 4.2.2. Testing QGIS
Copy and unzip on the Windows machine package produced by the build and launch the qgis binary: no installation
is required.

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