How to run autotests in Qt for Symbian on Linux and Mac?

Here is the official article for it, Installing Qt for the Symbian platform using Linux (experimental).

The basic idea is same on Linux and Mac OS X.

1. For phone, you need to install Application TRK

S60 5.0/Symbian^1 – s60_5_0_app_trk_3_2_7.sisx
Symbian^3 – s60_tb_9_2_app_trk_3_2_8.sisx

2. Use usb cable to connect your phone and computer, Linux or Mac OS X. Remember to set to “PC Suite” mode or “Nokia Ovi Suite” mode on your phone. Then launch your Application TRK via “RnD Tools”->”TRK”.

3. About the device name for your phone on computer

For Linux, see more details in Configuring the USB Serial Driver on the Linux System. After that, you will find /dev/ttyUSBx and maybe another /dev/ttyUSBy, better to “sudo chmod 777 /dev/ttyUSB*” for them(some Linux distribution do not give the access to normal users for it, like Ubuntu).

For Mac, you could find sth like /dev/cu.usbmodemfaXx and /dev/cu.usbmodemfaXy.

4. To build runonphone, you need to have libusb installed.

For Linux, just follow that documentation, “sudo apt-get install libusb-dev” should be ok for Debian/Ubuntu.

For Mac, “sudo brew install libusb-compat” works for me.

5. Build runonphone, use the qmake in your desktop Qt.

cd ~/qt/qt/tools/runonphone
/usr/bin/qmake
make

6. Build and run your autotests, please check previous blog for the EPOCROOT and PATH environments settings.

cd qt/qt/tests/auto/qdatetime
~/build/s3_gcce/bin/qmake -spec ~/qt/qt/mkspecs/symbian-gcce -o Makefile ~/qt/qt/tests/auto/qdatetime/qdatetime.pro
make sis
~/qt/qt/tools/runonphone/runonphone -p /dev/cu.usbmodemfa44 –sis ~/qt/qt/tests/auto/qdatetime/qdatetime.sis qdatetime.exe

NOTE: Here the /dev/cu.usbmodemfa44 is the device on Mac for me. And for Linux, the device is sth like /dev/ttyUSB1.

Enjoy it!

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