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Qt Creator Unit Test Project

In Qt Creator, when I create a new Unit Test project it will not build successfully if the full path to the project contains a space.

I've tracked the bug down to the makefile produced by qmake. The makefile contains a line near the top like:


The quotes in the values for SRCDIR and QT_TESTCASE_BUILDDIR are escaped with backslashes. If I delete the backslashes from Makefile.Debug, then the project will build successfully.

Obviously, I don't want to have manually delete the backslashes every time. I'd also like to avoid a custom build step that removes the backslashes. Because qmake has so many options, I was hoping there was something I could just put in the .pro file that will fix this.

I tried something like DEFINES -= QT_TESTCASE_BUILDDIR. That doesn't work however because QT_TESTCASE_BUILDDIR is not yet defined. testlib apparently adds its own definitions later.

I am using:

  • Visual Studio 2010 SP 1
  • Qt 5.0.2
  • Qt Creator 2.7.0
  • Windows 7

What's the simplest way to get rid of the backslashes?

Edit: This also happens OSX.

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mjk99 Avatar asked Feb 16 '23 12:02


1 Answers

The definitions added by testlib are in testlib_defines.prf which is in:






The other part is easy. The extra backslashes for SRCDIR come from the .pro file itself. Change...

DEFINES += SRCDIR=\\\"$$PWD/\\\"



Every time you install a new version of Qt, you'll have to edit the .prf file but that's better than having to edit the makefile every time qmake runs.

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mjk99 Avatar answered Mar 05 '23 22:03