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Qt5 RC1 installation - "Can't invoke otool" error

  • I currently am running Mountain Lion (10.8.2), with XCode Version 4.5.2 (4G2008a) installed.

    When installing from qt-mac-opensource-5.0.0-rc1-clang-offline.dmg, I checked every available component box, including all source components.

    Then, it gets stuck installing Qt patcher and pops up a dialog with the following text:

    bq. Error during installation process (qt.500.patcher):
    Error while relocating Qt: Can't invoke otool. Is Xcode installed?

    I also had the same problem in the Beta 2 version of Qt 5.

    Surely others have run into this?

  • Moderators

    Well, do you have otool installed? Make sure to install command line tools from Xcode->Preferences->Downloads.

  • D'Oh! Clearly, that was/is a very good error code.

    Was/is there some sort of readme for others installing this on the Mac that I missed. I admit I did it hastily. If so, it should mention that the command line tools are needed to install the Qt libs / SDK, I would think.

    In any event, my problem is completely solved by this.


  • Moderators

    I don't know, to be honest. I use cmd line tools for other things anyway, so I had them installed before proceeding with Qt.

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