[webkit-dev] Dependency tracking in the Qt build system

Joe Mason joe.mason at torchmobile.com
Wed Aug 12 22:10:13 PDT 2009

Mark Rowe wrote:
> On multiple occasions today we've been forced to manually do a clean 
> build on the Qt build bot in order to work around test failures or 
> crashes caused by bad builds.  In the most recent case 
> <http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/47165> reordered some virtual methods 
> in Element.  This resulted in 14 failures on the Qt buildbot: 
> <http://build.webkit.org/builders/Qt%20Linux%20Release/builds/472>.  Can 
> someone with knowledge of the Qt build system please investigate what 
> needs done to remove the need for this manual intervention in 
> incremental builds so that keeping the Qt buildbot green is less painful?

Shouldn't buildbots always be doing a from-scratch build to ensure a 
clean environment anyway?


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