Installing Qt binary packages

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Note that Geopsy packages are developed and tested with Qt 4.5.0 or higher. At the time of writing this documentation, Qt 4.5.0 is not the standard version of most of the distributions listed here below.

Preliminary tests

On some Linux distributions, qmake is not directly available, but qmake4 or qmake-qt4. qmake utility certainly belongs to Qt 3 as checked here below.

 qmake -version
 # Qmake version: 1.07a (Qt 3.3.8b)
 # Qmake is free software from Trolltech ASA.

Unless you want to compile softwares based on the old Qt 3, replacing qmake by qmake-qt4 has no side effects. In any case, you can restore the initial state after installation is completed.

 which qmake-qt4
 # /usr/bin/qmake-qt4
 cd /usr/bin
 mv qmake qmake-qt3
 ln -s qmake-qt4 qmake

If qmake4 or qmake-qt4 refers to version 4.5.0, Qt is properly installed, you can return to the installation of Geopsy softwares.


Run in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install qt4-qmake
sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev

Or install those packages through "Synaptic Software Manager" under Ubuntu<=10.04, "KPackageKit" under KUbuntu or a similar graphical software manager for more recent Ubuntu releases.


Install Qt:

 emerge -av qt

You can wait for half an hour or so. Then, you are ready to continue the installation of Geopsy softwares.

At the present time, to get Qt 4.5.1, you have to accept unstable keywords.

 ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge -av qt


 ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~amd64" emerge -av qt


TODO: graphical presentation

Tested on Fedore Core 10 for i386 target.

Package to install:


By default, Qt 4 on Fedora comes with suffix -qt4 added to development tools (qmake, lrelease,...) The best option is to define alias in your profile or symbolic links to these binaries

test -d bin || mkdir bin
cd bin
ln -s /usr/bin/qmake-qt4 qmake
ln -s /usr/bin/lrelease-qt4 lrelease

Add ~/bin to you PATH (more information)

Check that qmake is available.

qmake -v

open SUSE

TODO: graphical presentation