I am trying to compile a Qt project that uses the "override" keyword, and thus needs GCC 4.8. I have installed GCC 4.8 on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine already, and it lives in /usr/bin as gcc-4.8 and g++-4.8.
I have added a compiler in the Qt Creator with the "Compiler path" set to
/usr/bin/g++-4.8, and made sure the kit I am using is set to use this compiler. However, the Makefile that qmake generates still sets
CC = gcc and
CXX = g++. If I manually append
-4.8, it does what I want. Why is qmake not generating the Makefile to do that? What am I missing in Qt Creator such that it points to the wrong gcc binaries?
I realize that
update-alternatives could do the job, but I'd like to not have to have to run that just to run an alternative version of gcc. (Maybe in the future I will want two Qt projects with different versions of gcc.)