20.04 – Call to ‘pkg-config –libs-only-l Qt5Core Qt5Network Qt5Widgets returned exit status 1

Environment Information:

  • OS: Ubuntu 20.04
  • Node JS version: v9.6.1
  • npm version: 5.6.0
  • Qt – >Qt 5.9.9 (Custom Installation with including the options below)
    • Qt 5.9.9 -> Desktop gcc 64-bit
    • Qt 5.9.9 -> Qt Network Authorization
    • Qt 5.9.9 -> Qt Script (Deprecated)
  • qtwebkit version: 5.212

I have installed Qt and along with QtWebkit plugin. The installation was successful and i am able to open the QtCreator gui.

I running and npm install command on node project that uses Qt. The command ends with following error:

Package 'Qt5WebKit' has no Description: field
gyp: Call to 'pkg-config --libs-only-l Qt5Core Qt5Network Qt5Widgets Qt5Gui Qt5WebKit Qt5WebKitWidgets Qt5Test' returned exit status 1 while in binding.gyp. while trying to load binding.gyp
gyp ERR! configure error 
gyp ERR! stack Error: `gyp` failed with exit code: 1
gyp ERR! stack     at ChildProcess.onCpExit (/home/rando/.nvm/versions/node/v9.6.1/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/configure.js:336:16)
gyp ERR! stack     at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:127:13)
gyp ERR! stack     at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:209:12)
gyp ERR! System Linux 5.8.0-44-generic
gyp ERR! command "/home/rando/.nvm/versions/node/v9.6.1/bin/node" "/home/rando/.nvm/versions/node/v9.6.1/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js" "rebuild"
gyp ERR! cwd /home/rando/Desktop/git/master-node/node/browser_engines/src/browsers/webkit
gyp ERR! node -v v9.6.1
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v3.6.2
gyp ERR! not ok 
npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
npm ERR! errno 1
npm ERR! company-browser-webkit@0.2.0 install: `node-gyp rebuild`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR! 
npm ERR! Failed at the company-browser-webkit@0.2.0 install script.
npm ERR! This is probably not a problem with npm. There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /home/rando/.npm/_logs/2021-03-02T16_42_43_655Z-debug.log

I have configured the environment variables as below:

export QT_HOME=/opt/Qt/5.9.9/gcc_64
export PATH=$PATH:$QT_HOME/bin
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:$QT_HOME/lib/pkgconfig;

I also try it without any luck to create sym links QtCore.pc, QtGUI.pc, and QtNetwork.pc for Qt5Core.pc, Qt5GUI.pc, and Qt5Network.pc. This didn’t solve my issue.

I will appreciate any help or guide.

Regards,

Rando.