If you want to update, add or remove any components, you can run the maintenance tool, which can be found under the install directory as MaintenanceTool. Let's walk through the process for doing this on a Linux desktop system showing in detail the commands used to perform all the steps. Some, like a C++ compiler, are required. Also you can add development libraries so that you are able to run Qt applications without complications by following these steps. As I write this, Qt 5.
Execute following command: sudo apt-get install libglu1-mesa-dev -y Tested with Qt5. Generally can get along well with most people I meet as a professional. One rule of thumb is to use the number of cores less one, which tends to make good use of the available cores while still allowing the system to be usable for interactive work. Your web browser probably won't let you directly run it until you make the file executable. Determine whether you want to install per user or global and then run the installer. All the necessary packages can be installed by running the following command in a terminal window.
If you run it as a normal user, it will be installed in the current user's home directory, making the install suitable for use only by the user who installed it. While the dependencies are typically all available as standard packages for your Linux distribution, it can take some time to identify and install all of the packages that are needed, especially on a clean system where you have never built Qt before. Documentation contributions included herein are the copyrights of their respective owners. Once everything is built, you must run 'make install'. Install Qt on Ubuntu Visit Qt downloads page an depending your version of Ubuntu. Conclusions I hope this tutorial has encouraged you to try building Qt on your Linux desktop. Configure Qt for the desired options and ensure that all dependencies are met The next step is configuring Qt.
We will build Qt version 5. We didn't cover the Mac desktop platform, but it is much the same as Linux. This lets you know that you are able to compile Qt programs from the command line. Once the build is successful you are ready to move on to the installation step. Select and download the appropriate installer. As in the blog for Windows, we will use Qt's online installer. Once done, you can launch Qt Creator.
If so, you will need to identify the missing packages, install them, and then continue building. Figuring out all of the correct dependencies to build Qt is often the hardest part of the build process. You may also want to build Qt from a development version in the , which only provides source code, or with a specific patch or other change that you require. We will be building Qt natively to run on the desktop rather than as a cross-compiled version for developing code for an embedded target system. In this post I'll look at how to configure a Linux system for Qt desktop development. Support Xmodulo Did you find this tutorial helpful? We didn't cover the Mac desktop platform, but it is much the same as Linux.
While configure has many options which you can display by running configure -h , we will just use the defaults: %. Great friend and generally nice to have me around - For a talk, a beer, or a bonfire I might as well do all of those things combined. Following these directions for Ubuntu 16. You should check that it correctly set up at least one auto-detected kit, compiler, Qt version, and debugger if present : As I suggested in the other blog, this would be a good time to create some sample projects to test your installation. Type 'c' if you want to use the Commercial Edition. To create this article, 16 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. If you have any suggestions, pointers, leads, It'd be much appreciated.
Make the downloaded installer file executable, and run the installer. Have a question or want to add to the conversation? Ubuntu Example For this example will use 64-bit Ubuntu desktop Linux version 16. After you have done that, you need to execute the file in order to install Qt. For additional information on creating your first Qt program please see the following document. You can pass the -j option to make specifying how many jobs to run in parallel.
Qt Creator will make use of these if present and you can install them any time after installing Qt Creator, if desired. Your new Qt install is ready to use. Question: I need to install Qt5 to build a Qt application. The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article's instructions, and validated that they work. Rationale Why would you want to build Qt from source? As I write this, Qt 5.