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Offline installers



  • Hi,

    Can anyone point me to the location for the offline installer for Qt Creator with minGW?
    Installing via the online installer is simply not an option for me.

    I have gone to https://www.qt.io/offline-installers and found this:

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    The file I downloaded was this:

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    but first, I installed ...

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    .... and selected a base install.

    I keep gets a kits error and have been completely unable to configure it nor find anyone who can give me a simple, clear set of instructions on how to configure this.

    I am told that best option is an online installer (not possible!) or an offline installer that contains that compiler.

    Is there an offline installer or repository that contains an offline installer with minGW contained within it?

    I also happen to have Visual Studio Community 2019 installed which has its own MSVC compiler.
    If there is an offline Qt Installer that makes use of this instead of minGW, this is acceptable as well.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi,

    There's no "Qt Creator offline installer with MinGW". If you want the MinGW version used to build Qt, then you have to use the Qt installer which will provide both Qt Creator and MinGW.

    As for the offline installers they are available here.



  • @SGaist said in Offline installers:

    There's no "Qt Creator offline installer with MinGW". If you want the MinGW version used to build Qt, then you have to use the Qt installer which will provide both Qt Creator and MinGW.

    A separate thread with another gentleman seemed to suggest that there was, and I could have sworn that the last time I tried, I stumbled across an offline installer that was exactly that, but cannot find it.

    Can you please point me to this "Qt installer which will provide both Qt Creator and MinGW"?

    As for the offline installers they are available here.

    This is exactly where I went (as I noted in my original post.)
    I then clicked on "Qt Creator" and the screen shot in the original post shows what I found, and the exact file that I downloaded.

    If I installed mingGW first, and then the offline installer of Qt Creator, then why am I still getting "No valid kits found."?

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    Is there a clear, concise, simple and easily-followed user guide on how make these two work together?
    I have seen this question arise often, but none of the example seem to pertain to my exact scenario.

    Windows 10.
    Qt Creator using an offline installer.
    minGW (already installed.)
    Microsoft Visual Studio Community (containing MSVC)

    I don't care which compiler I use, whether it's minGW or MSVC - either/or.
    I just want to make it work and understand how to configure it in future so that I don't require assistance.

    Are you able to assist?

    Many thanks.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    You are not showing what you have under the Kits tab which is what your problem is about.



  • Here is what's in my kits tab..

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  • Please note: Selecting "Qt Version" gives no drop-down options. Only option is "None"


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @Uberlinc said in Offline installers:

    Please note: Selecting "Qt Version" gives no drop-down options. Only option is "None"

    Because you didn't not install any Qt version.



  • @SGaist said in Offline installers:

    @Uberlinc said in Offline installers:

    Please note: Selecting "Qt Version" gives no drop-down options. Only option is "None"

    Because you didn't not install any Qt version.

    ...... and?

    (I'm sure you know where I'm going with this.)

    The original post shows a screenshot of the exact offline installer file that I downloaded.
    I selected all options.
    I ran at its entirety.

    Is there another file that I should have installed as well?

    Does this mean that you need to install a base install of Qt5 and then also the Qt Creator installer as well?

    Please, help me out here.
    I don't understand, so you might need to spell it out for me.

    Many thanks.



  • @Uberlinc
    Let's see if this helps:

    • Qt Creator is an "IDE", for editing/developing/compiling/debugging. If that's all you install, you can probably edit files and that's about it.

    • To compile stuff you edit you'll need a compiler, plus a debugger helps, such as MSVC or MinGW/gcc plus gdb debugger. If that's all you install, you can probably develop plain, non-Qt standalone C++ programs (if Creator allows that, I don't know).

    • To compile/run programs which want to use Qt header files/libraries/run-time you also need a version of Qt itself installed. (Incidentally, this is all that end-users of anything you develop need.) Without that is where you are with no Qt version in Kits.



  • @JonB said in Offline installers:

    • To compile/run programs which want to use Qt header files/libraries/run-time you also need a version of Qt itself installed. (Incidentally, this is all that end-users of anything you develop need.) Without that is where you are with no Qt version in Kits.

    Great!

    Now, given that I have installed:

    1. A base install of minGW
    2. This offline installer which, I believe, is Qt Creator:
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    What other file/installer must I download and install to complete this installation?

    If you could please point me to a specific file in a specific location, that would be much appreciated.
    (And, please note, I require an offline installer to complete this - the online one simply does not work for me.)

    Many thanks.



  • @Uberlinc
    I'm not an expert on this, just trying to help you. I think you need to go to https://www.qt.io/offline-installers and pick the Qt for your platform. I trust this applies for the open source version, not just the commercial one, you will have to verify that or wait for someone else to correct this.. I note that says it includes Qt Creator as well, so you may not have needed your download.

    Note it also says

    We recommend you use the Qt Online Installer for first time installations and the Qt Maintenance Tool for changes to a current install.

    Finally, I believe there have been recent changes at Qt Company which mean that downloads now require a logon account, which may make offline installing trickier....

    I don't know any more than this, sorry, so if you feel you need confirmation from a Qt expert please wait....



  • @JonB said in Offline installers:

    @Uberlinc
    I'm not an expert on this, just trying to help you. I think you need to go to https://www.qt.io/offline-installers and pick the Qt for your platform.

    Yes, this is exactly what I did.

    Note it also says

    We recommend you use the Qt Online Installer for first time installations and the Qt Maintenance Tool for changes to a current install.

    Okay, so it would appear that something fundamental has changed in the installation packages since I installed it last time that makes it difficult to fully complete an offline installation?

    Finally, I believe there have been recent changes at Qt Company which mean that downloads now require a logon account, which may make offline installing trickier....

    I believe that I actually have a logon account (is that the same one which is required to be active/ask questions on this forum?) so that is not a problem.

    I don't know any more than this, sorry, so if you feel you need confirmation from a Qt expert please wait....

    Thank you for your honesty.
    I do appreciate this.
    I would very-much like to know where I might find such an expert who can give me a complete "horse's mouth" answer to my question.

    Many thanks.



  • Anyone?
    Anyone an offline installer guru here?

    Thanks in advance.



  • @Uberlinc
    You downloaded the wrong installer.
    True link:
    http://download.qt.io/official_releases/qt/5.14/5.14.2/qt-opensource-windows-x86-5.14.2.exe

    Uninstall Qt Creator that you installed and run this installer.



  • @Kapitan79 said in Offline installers:

    http://download.qt.io/official_releases/qt/5.14/5.14.2/qt-opensource-windows-x86-5.14.2.exe

    Yes! Thank you!

    By a strange coincidence, I took a shot in the dark and downloaded this very installer last night!
    (Took me 4 painful hours and a few restarts, but I finally got there!)

    As it happens, I am actually running this installer as I type!

    Thank you for your advice.

    I'll let you know if how I go.



  • BINGO!

    Thank you @Kapitan79 !

    That was the ticket!

    I don't know why there is a specific offline installer for just "Qt Creator" if it doesn't work .... but that's a question for another time.
    Right now, I'm happy to have it up and running again.

    Again, many thanks!


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @Uberlinc said in Offline installers:

    I don't know why there is a specific offline installer for just "Qt Creator" if it doesn't work

    It's for people who already have Qt installed (or don't want to use Qt at all but QtCreator as IDE) and want to install QtCreator (for example a newer version), nothing special actually...
    "if it doesn't work" - it does work without Qt for non-Qt projects...


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