Qt Static Build Confusion

Backdated by a year to get it off the front page.

I’m building an App on Windows and Linux. I was able to make a zip file containing the app and DLLs for a simple deploy onĀ  Windows. Now I’d like to link the app statically for a simple deploy on Linux.

Starting here: https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/linux-deployment.html

I’m confused first of all by this procedure:

Qt for Linux X11 BuildQtStatic.png

Searching for .configure found it here:


And this I did this:


But when this finishes, I can’t find the prefix I chose anywhere. I presumed from the web page that it was going to make another tree with a static version of Qt in it, but I can’t find it anywhere.

  1. So what happened?
  2. What did I do wrong?
  3. And when I do it right, how do I use it to build the static app.

The web page is not clear on that. I can’t find a way to “Configure” my app in QtCreator to use another build method, or do I do it manually. They seem to use some example app, but that dir path does not match anything that I have for my app. Here is my app tree.


Anybody help me build this app statically for easy deployment on Linux?


Update: I guess I forgot to do a “make”. But when I did that ran for over 2 hours and I still can’t find what it produced or figure out how to use it. I’m giving up on “Linux Static Deployment”. It is apparently only designed for folks with more energy than I have.