Building owncloud client on Windows 10


Expected behaviour

Build owncloud client on windows 10

Actual behaviour

Following the tutorial, when I try to build (step 7) the source code I get this error

System configuration

OS: Windows 10

ownCloud client version: branch master

Qt version: 5.12.0


You can also check the new approach:

Win build fails

Thanks Michael, but it seems there’s a problem in step 2

  1. First, setup Craft.
  2. Install the owncloud blueprints craft –add-blueprint-repository
  3. Tell craft to build ownCloud from git with craft –set version master owncloud-client, and install ownCloud: craft owncloud-client
  4. If you now want to get your changes in, switch to the owncloud clone: cd owncloud-client and apply your changes.
  5. Now you can run craft –make owncloud-client to build with your changes.

Whe I run it I get this message

Failed to find –add-blueprint-repository:
Craft was unable to find –add-blueprint-repository

I also tried to build the client with Qt Creator but I get the same error shown in the screenshot


Thank you very much for your feedback!

Maybe @dschmidt , the author of the blogpost can have a look the next few days…



maybe there is some sort of formatting issue on the blogpost. From my experiences most of such commands in the linux world looks like (note the double dash):



Indeed, that looks very wrong. I’ll let Emil know who actually did the blog post, I was only interviewed :wink:


I talked to the maintainer. Known wordpress issue apparently:


@salvatoreucchino does it work with --add-blueprint-repository?


fixed :slight_smile: the blogpost displays the double dashes again.