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Qt 5.0.1 install failed on Mac OS X 10.6.8

  • I just tried to install Qt 5.0.1 (complete) under Mac OS X 10.6.8. Some problems:

    1. The download says it's Qt 5.0.1, but the installer says it's Qt 5.0.0.

    2. I get the following error when running the installer. I clicked "Ignore" and continued.

    Error while relocating Qt: Command install_name_tool failed.
    Arguments: -change /Users/bld.qt/bamboo-agent-home/xml-data/build-dir/DQTC-RELEASE5LGPL-OSX106/PADDING/lib/QtQuick.framework/Versions/5/QtQuick /Users/bkovitz/opt/Qt5.0.0/5.0.0/clang_64/lib/QtQuick.framework/Versions/5/QtQuick /Users/bkovitz/opt/Qt5.0.0/5.0.0/clang_64/qml/QtWebKit/libqmlwebkitplugin_debug.dylib

    1. When I start Qt Creator, it says that the Help plugin has an error and can't be installed, with this error message:

    /Users/bkovitz/opt/Qt5.0.0/Qt Cannot load library /Users/bkovitz/opt/Qt5.0.0/Qt (dlopen(/Users/bkovitz/opt/Qt5.0.0/Qt, 5): Symbol not found: _kCFWebServicesProviderDefaultDisplayNameKey
    Referenced from: /Users/bkovitz/opt/Qt5.0.0/Qt
    Expected in: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation
    in /Users/bkovitz/opt/Qt5.0.0/Qt

    1. In Qt Creator, I went to Tutorials and clicked "Building and Running an Example Application". This brought up some icons, or at least an image depicting a few icons. The mouse cursor turns into a pointing hand when I mouse over it, suggesting that clicking it should do something. But when I click it, there is no response.

    What do you recommend? I am new to Qt, and figured I'd get started with the current version. Would I be wise to start with Qt 4.8?


  • This is a known issue; see If you want to use Qt 5 on OS X 10.6 you'll have to compile it from source.

    If you're new to Qt I would personally recommend starting with Qt 4.8 as there are a lot of bugs in the 5.x series that will need to be ironed out over the next few patch releases, while 4.8 is quite stable. Have fun learning Qt!

  • Thanks! I'll switch to Qt 4.8.

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