Package Details: qwtpolar 1.1.1-2

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Package Base: qwtpolar
Description: Qwt library that contains classes for displaying values on a polar coordinate system
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Licenses: custom:qwt
Conflicts: qwtpolar-qt5
Provides: qwtpolar-qt5=1.1.1
Replaces: qwtpolar-qt5
Submitter: felixzero
Maintainer: Scimmia
Last Packager: Scimmia
Votes: 54
Popularity: 0.514904
First Submitted: 2011-05-21 13:54
Last Updated: 2017-07-05 00:11

Latest Comments

Scimmia commented on 2017-07-10 14:55

Is your system completely up to date? That's covered in the dependencies.

geosam commented on 2017-07-10 14:49

I get the next error in x64:

:: Building qwtpolar package(s)...
==> Making package: qwtpolar 1.1.1-2 (Mon Jul 10 09:48:34 -05 2017)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> WARNING: Using existing $srcdir/ tree
==> Removing existing $pkgdir/ directory...
==> Starting build()...
cd src/ && ( test -e Makefile || /usr/bin/qmake-qt5 -o Makefile /home/samtux/.cache/pacaur/qwtpolar/src/qwtpolar-1.1.1/src/ ) && make -f Makefile
make[1]: Entering directory '/home/samtux/.cache/pacaur/qwtpolar/src/qwtpolar-1.1.1/src'
/usr/bin/qmake-qt5 -o Makefile
compiling qwt_polar_fitter.cpp
In file included from qwt_polar_fitter.cpp:9:0:
qwt_polar_fitter.h:13:10: fatal error: qwt_curve_fitter.h: No such file or directory
#include <qwt_curve_fitter.h>
compilation terminated.
make[1]: *** [Makefile:852: obj/qwt_polar_fitter.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/samtux/.cache/pacaur/qwtpolar/src/qwtpolar-1.1.1/src'
make: *** [Makefile:47: sub-src-make_first-ordered] Error 2
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
:: failed to build qwtpolar package(s)

cox commented on 2016-08-08 15:45

I had qwt-qt5 installed and this declares that it provides qwt, hence no error messages about it during installation of qgis. Thanks for your help will try again

Scimmia commented on 2016-08-08 14:33

The file in question is in the qwt package. It's a direct dependency of this one. You should have it.

cox commented on 2016-08-08 14:04

I was trying to install qgis and the installation stopped with the error message in previous comment. qwtpolar-qt5 installed fine.

cox commented on 2016-08-08 07:34

Install fails for me with:
qwt_polar_fitter.h:13:30: fatal error: qwt_curve_fitter.h: No such file or directory

saultdon commented on 2016-01-14 23:51

scimmia, it's been transferred to you =)

Scimmia commented on 2016-01-14 14:28

sautdon, I have no problem with you maintaining it; but if you'd rather not, I'd be willing to take over.

saultdon commented on 2016-01-06 21:33

@scimmia I can orphan if you'd like to be maintainer? I'm just not getting the time these days to give most packages the attention they need.

saultdon commented on 2015-10-27 22:45

@scimmia It fetches a branch of the current release with bugfixes.

Scimmia commented on 2015-10-24 04:11

saultdon, I think you misinterpreted the VCS_package_guidelines page. This isn't fetching a specific release.

dbr commented on 2015-07-26 20:27


Thanks so much for trying to help. This evening, everything works again and I was able to install qwtpolar through yaourt and I'm currently compiling qgis and very happy!

saultdon commented on 2015-07-26 08:44


I thought about adding -svn to the pkgname, but please see the first line for the guidelines at:

saultdon commented on 2015-07-26 08:40


Sorry, but I can't reproduce those errors. It builds fine for myself... I'll have a look though.

dbr commented on 2015-07-25 09:34

I'm actually trying to install qgis which depends on qwtpolar and am running into problems because the sourceforge svn repos are offline.

Below I document my (somewhat hokey) partial success with a fail at the last hurdle.

1. Download from

2. Following instructions from INSTALL: qmake - ran with no output, assume that is successful

3. make - got following error:

qwt_polar_fitter.h:13:30: fatal error: qwt_curve_fitter.h: No such file or directory

4. Following advice here and output of `whereis qwt`, I added the includepath to qwtpolarbuild.pri

`linux-g++ {
# CONFIG += separate_debug_info
INCLUDEPATH += /usr/include/qwt

5. re-run make - now it at least gets further with compiling but now I get this error:

`collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
Makefile:228: recipe for target '../bin/spectrogram' failed
make[2]: *** [../bin/spectrogram] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/dbr/builds/qwtpolar-1.1.1/examples/spectrogram'
Makefile:43: recipe for target 'sub-spectrogram-make_first' failed
make[1]: *** [sub-spectrogram-make_first] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/dbr/builds/qwtpolar-1.1.1/examples'
Makefile:130: recipe for target 'sub-examples-make_first-ordered' failed
make: *** [sub-examples-make_first-ordered] Error 2
make 26.70s user 1.81s system 87% cpu 32.425 total`

6. I decided to comment out the examples by editing the line in qwtpolarconfig.pri
#QWT_POLAR_CONFIG += QwtPolarExamples

7. re-run make - don't get any errors

8. Looking at, I ran the sequence of sed commands to alter qwtpolarconfig.pri and qwtpolarbuild.pri

sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/doc/\/usr\/share\/doc\/qwt\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/include/\/usr\/include\/qwt\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/lib/\/usr\/lib\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/features/\/usr\/share\/qwt\/features\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/^.*QwtPolarDesigner//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/^.*QwtPolarExamples//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
echo "INCLUDEPATH += /usr/include" >> qwtpolarbuild.pri

I notice that this takes out the 'examples' line I did in step 6 - maybe should have done this first ;)

9. make install - no errors, but when I ask 'whereis qwtpolar', I
get 'qwtpolar:' which I take to mean that it isn't installed or
has gone to the wrong place and this hunch is confirmed by
performing `yainstall qgis` which lists 'qwtpolar' as a
dependency it has to install and this is the problem.

oxalin commented on 2015-07-20 18:58

Ok, after testing the installation, I think the problem in the lines identified in the previous comment comes from the "qwt" in the three following lines:
sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/doc/\/usr\/share\/doc\/qwt\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/include/\/usr\/include\/qwt\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/features/\/usr\/share\/qwt\/features\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri

They should use "qwtpolar" instead:
sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/doc/\/usr\/share\/doc\/qwtpolar\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/include/\/usr\/include\/qwtpolar\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/features/\/usr\/share\/qwtpolar\/features\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri

oxalin commented on 2015-07-20 18:10

I had some problem building the package because of the following:
sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/doc/\/usr\/share\/doc\/qwt\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/include/\/usr\/include\/qwt\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/lib/\/usr\/lib\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/$${QWT_POLAR_INSTALL_PREFIX}\/features/\/usr\/share\/qwt\/features\//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/^.*QwtPolarDesigner//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
sed -i -e 's/^.*QwtPolarExamples//' qwtpolarconfig.pri
echo "INCLUDEPATH += /usr/include" >> qwtpolarbuild.pri

It was adding files to the package that were already installed by other packages, that is files from qwt in particular. Removing these lines from the PKGBUILD fixed the problem and I could complete the build correctly and install it. Either something is included that shouldn't or there is a clean up missing in the package() function.

oxalin commented on 2015-07-20 15:20

If I may suggest, since this is a stable branch, you should rename the package to something similar to the following: qwtpolar-1.1-svn. Then, modify your description so it is clear that you are always in sync with the 1.1 branch.

That will be easier for users to identify the latest qwtpolar from 1.1 branch VS the latest SVN branch.

saultdon commented on 2015-05-02 19:55

@Wuzzy This actually builds qwtpolar from SVN which for this package is a stable release branch. I use it because there are usually back ported patches available.

So when you build it will be 1.1.x where x is the latest release like 1,2,3 etc...
The r182 is the revision number of the latest commit.

Wuzzy commented on 2015-05-02 16:30

I just (seemingly) installed qwtpolar 1.1-5, I immediately checked with yaourt, it reported that I have 1.1.r182-1 instead. :-(

sh4wn commented on 2014-09-19 13:11

When trying to install using Aura, I get an error that the subversion url does not exists.

saultdon commented on 2014-03-08 17:22

Upgraded to 1.1.0, pulling from svn which includes bugs/fixes but it's still the 'release' version.

saultdon commented on 2014-03-07 17:19

I would like to adopt and upgrade to 1.1.0 compiling against qwt 6.

If you need a qwtpolar for qwt5, please consider uploading a separate qwtpolar-qwt5 package please.

Going to request that qwtpolar-svn be either merged with this or removed from AUR.

Any objections, please let me know =)

felixzero commented on 2011-09-25 22:04

Version for use with old qwt 5 (qwt5 on the AUR).
For use with qwt 6, use qwtpolar-svn instead.

felixzero commented on 2011-09-25 22:03

Version updated for use with the AUR package qwt5.

felixzero commented on 2011-07-31 21:38

Qwtpolar uses Qwt 5.x.
Newer version of Qwt won't work.
Use qwtpolar-svn instead.