Problem installing qt5 on ubuntu running on a chromebook
I am running ubuntu on a samsung chromebook through crouton. I tried installing qt5 32 bit for linux but I get the "cannot execute binary file" error.
I tried chmod u+x on the file and I get the same error.
My laptop is running on an ARM processor. Does this have something to do with it? I know there are limitations with the ARM architecture but I am not really sure how that all works. If so how would I got about installing qt5 on ubuntu using an ARM processor?
Thank you for your help.
Hi and welcome to devnet,
AFAIK, the installers are build for x86/x86_64 processors. You'll need to build Qt yourself, unless Ubuntu provides packages for ARM
Thank you. I have one more question. I am going over the building qt 5 from git instructions:
It says I need a working compiler. Do I need a specific one since I am using and ARM processor? If so, what should I use?
Just install the dev tools on your chromebook. The instructions are the same as for x86
Bit late response, but we finally have some instructions in the Wiki on how to build Qt 5 from git on ARM (and Mali) based Chromebooks: https://wiki.qt.io/Chromebook2