[scribus-dev] building Scribus 1.5 SVN with Qt 5.3?

Wayne DePrince Jr. waynedpj at in-giro.org
Sat May 31 13:26:23 UTC 2014

ahoy all,

    first, congrats on the recent 1.4.4 release.

    i have been using Scribus 1.5 SVN for a project and updating to
current SVN every so often, building without issue.  recently my package
manager (portage/emerge/Gentoo) updated Qt to 5.3 and now the latest
Scribus revision 19163 will not build.  it errors out with the following

[ 67%] Building CXX object scribus/CMakeFiles/scribus-1.5.0.svn.dir/ui/helpbrowser.cpp.o
/opt/Scribus/src/scribus/ui/helpbrowser.cpp:48:20: fatal error: QPrinter: File o directory non esistente
compilation terminated.

    i have researched the issue and perhaps it is a problem with the
project's .PRO file as suggested here:


however this deals specifically with the transition from 4.x to 5.x of
Qt, and Scribus was building fine with Qt 5.2.1.  regardless, i do see a
"Scribus.pro" file in the source and added the "QT += printsupport" as
advised in the above links but still receive the same error.

    thus, i am wondering if anyone is building Scribus successfully with
Qt 5.3 and if so, what did they do to overcome this problem?
unfortunately it is not easy for me at the moment to downgrade to Qt
5.2.1, so getting this working is important as i am debugging a much
more insidious Scribus bug and i want to be sure it occurs in the latest
revision before submitting a bug report.

    if it is useful, i could also post this to the Mantis bug tracker,
but i would need an account first (desired username waynedpj).

    thanks and let me know if any other info is needed.

peace, w
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