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Make Qt work on apple Silicon
I'm pretty new to Qt and development so I apologize if some questions may seem irrelevant.
I am working on a Mac with arm64 architecture and I need Qt for education purposes. More precisely, my teacher wants us to use his library which uses Qt.
First I tried to just download Qt and the library normally hoping that Rosetta 2 will do the job for me but it didn't work when I tried to build a project. Then I installed the library from source and there I had warning and errors involving Qt like "ld: warning: ignoring file /.../5.15.2/lib/QtOpenGL.framework/QtOpenGL, building for macOS-arm64 but attempting to link with file built for macOS-x86_64"
"Undefined symbols for architecture arm64:
"qBadAlloc()", referenced from:
QVector<QPointF>::realloc(int, QFlagsQArrayData::AllocationOption) in libImagineGraphics.a(Draw.cpp.o) »
I did not find any information I could understand about Qt on Apple silicone so I tried to build it from source. It took several hours and didn't work in the end.
Let me know if it is not the place for this type of questions.
Thank you for your help !
Hi and welcome to devnet,
Did you check already with Qt 6 ?
@SGaist Thank you for your help ! I tried to install the Qt6 binaries but I had the same problems.
Do you want me to build Qt6 from source files ?
The support isn't there quite yet, but it's worked on.
You can check here:
For current progress, and what you can do yourself of right now, to make it work, apparently building Qt yourself my work 🤷♂️
@J-Hilk Thank you for your answer ! Unfortunately I can’t manage to build qt by myself, I think I will wait for now ...
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hey I wonder did you solve this problem?becasu i 'm running qt on my apple m1 as well, and obviously, it didn't work very well
@jsulm oh thank u, i suppose i need to wait for a time :(
but i'd like to know do you have any other temporary way to run qt on arm64 mac?
@Justinxiang You could try to build Qt by yourself which is not an easy task
@jsulm ok, I got your idea, thank u for your reply :)