My goal is to install the latest build version of QGIS in order to test and identify bugs. I'm on OS X (10.10.4) and am attempting to build from the QGIS nightly source.
I'm following the official instructions here. I went to the Github QGIS page and downloaded the
.zip for the Master version, then installed all the requirements. When I run
make, I quickly get the following error:
[ 0%] Generating qgsversion.h fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git make: *** [qgsversion.h] Error 128
The build then progresses to 7% complete, then ends with:
[ 7%] Built target ui make: *** [all] Error 2
Any ideas on how to troubleshoot the above error?
I also am open to an alternative way to install and be able to test the QGIS nightly builds. (Note:
The qgis.dakotacarto.com nightly build appears to not be updated. As of October 15, 2015, qgis.dakotacarto.com QGIS Master 2.11 appears to be updated. See update 4 below for details.)
Update 1: I cloned the repository by running the following in Terminal app:
CMakeError.logreturns the following errors:
Determining if the Q_WS_X11 exist failed with the following output: Change Dir: /Users/mbp/Desktop/qgis_git_clone/QGIS/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp ... Determining if the Q_WS_WIN exist failed with the following output: Change Dir: /Users/mbp/Desktop/qgis_git_clone/QGIS/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp ... Determining if the Q_WS_QWS exist failed with the following output: Change Dir: /Users/mbp/Desktop/qgis_git_clone/QGIS/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp
Update 2: Got same result when getting QGIS master via the following Terminal commands:
git init git remote add -f -t master -m master qgisupstream git://github.com/qgis/QGIS.git git merge qgisupstream
Update 3: I updated to 10.11 El Capitan for unrelated reasons. I thought it worth mentioning though that I got the same error as noted in update 1.