Modifying a QNX System Builder project

Using the QNX System Builder editor, you can manually incorporate any required components into your system image.

By default, when you add a component, the QNX System Builder does not automatically add any shared libraries required for runtime loading. For example, if you add the Telnet application to a project, the QNX System Builder doesn't automatically include; you must manually add it to ensure that Telnet can run. The necessary DLLs aren't included either, so you must also add them manually.

You can change this behavior through the QNX System Builder properties.


To open the QNX System Builder properties, right-click your project, choose Properties, and in the resulting dialog, click QNX System Builder on the left. In the configuration area on the right, you can check Enable project-specific settings to specify non-default behavior with the following fields:
  • Image target path for libraries that are added automatically — Sets the target path for storing any libraries that are added automatically.
  • Automatically add libraries required by binaries — Makes the QNX System Builder automatically add any libraries required for runtime loading by any binaries included in the image.

Search Paths

You can click the Search Paths entry under the QNX System Builder header in the properties dialog to configure where the IDE looks for the files specified in your project.bld file:
Properties dialog; Search Paths

The search paths listed here are used by the IDE to find:
  • executable binaries
  • shared libraries
  • DLLs
  • data files
  • system files
If you click Add, another entry is added at the bottom of the list. You can enter the path manually in the text field or click one of the following buttons to populate the field based on a path chosen from a file selector:
  • Browse Folder — specifies a hard-coded path
  • Browse Target — specifies a path with a $QNX_TARGET prefix
  • Search Project — specifies a path with a $WORKSPACE/projectName prefix
  • Search Workspace — specifies a path with a $WORKSPACE prefix

Search path variables

You can use any of the following environment variables in your search paths; these are replaced by their values during processing:
  • CPU