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Uninstalling Qt on a Mac

  • Hi -

    I'm brand new to Qt. I'm hoping to use it with eclipse to generate a GUI for a simple upcoming application. I installed once, but I'd like to start over. When I try to run the uninstall script, it tells me I must be logged in as root. (I'm running on a Mac.) Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thank you.

  • By default, the root user is disabled on OS X, if you need to do something as root, open Terminal and use the sudo command eg. sudo uninstallscript.

    Enable the root user it's as simple as giving root a password with sudo passwd root you will be prompted for a new password to enable root access.

  • Thank you, Paulo. I'll try reinstalling now, and I'm sure I'll be back with more questions.

  • Welcome mzimmers! Please, feel free to ask more questions :-)

  • mzimmers, Which uninstall script did you use? Are you using the latest Qt SDK?

  • Hi, Stuart –

    I can't remember which version I was using when I posted this question. Honestly, I can't remember the ultimate resolution of this problem. I'll assume that Paulo's suggestion worked.

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