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Install Qt 5.14.2 on Ubuntu 20.04

  • Hi Qt team,

    I'm new to Qt and sorry if my question sounds naive

    I've followed instructions from My Ubuntu OS is the latest release 20.04, and I've downloaded open source version of Qt 5.14.2 ( for the Qt installation. Everything is straightforward, except the following:

    Configure a compiler
    Launch Qt Creator. Go to Tools > Options. Click Build & Run and select tab Kit. Configure a compiler if it is not automatically detected.

    -> If I click Build & Run, I don't see tab Kit. There's a tab Kits shown on the left hand side of the menu, same level as Build & Run. Below is the screenshot, since I see a list of compilers are listed under Kits, I choose not do anything.

    Set file association with pro files
    When installing from the on-line source the file association is not done automatically. It also not show up when you try to associate it with file explorer. Create a file named “Qt-Creator.desktop” and fill the file with the following.

    -> I'm confused the most in this section. I'm not sure what I need to do here. I've seen org.qt-project.qtcreator.desktop file under .local/share/application/ already with following content:


    I'm not sure if I need to do anything. Anyone can help me?


  • Well, the tutorial hasn't been updated for a long time, while the installer and qt creator on the other side have been updated a lot.
    You can ignore those if there's no compiling problems.

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    Hi @zebra,

    it seems the wiki is a bit outdated here.

    Kits are indeed an own section now, and you have compilrs there. Thats good!

    As for the desktop file, if you already have one thete I think its fine. I actually nevr remember doing anything special in that regards, and I'm using Ubuntu with Creator for years now.


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