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Installer trouble? Mac

  • Hey QT guys.

    I'm having some trouble getting QT to work, and hope you're willing to lend a hand.

    I get the following errors when I try to build any project:
    :: warning: directory '/tmp/qt-stuff-6474/source/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.7.0/lib' following -L not found
    :: warning: directory '/tmp/qt-stuff-6474/source/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.7.0/lib' following -F not found
    :: error: symbol(s) not found

    I understand that to solve this, I need to get the 4.7.1 version of QT - but no matter what I do, apparently the download page insists on giving me version 4.7.0 - after install, the QT Creator remains 4.7.0, and refuses to build anything.

    My machine is a mac, and I've simply run the installer. Is there anything else I need to do?

    I've grabbed this installer, and run it thru - it tells me the install is successful:

    But what is on my machine is still the old 4.7.0 Creator, which doesn't work.

    Can anyone here give me a link to a working installer, or tell me how to fix this problem.

    Thanks in advance (o:


  • You should make the new 4.7.1 version of Qt visible to Creator. Just hit Cmd-, (comma), go to the Qt 4 section and add the new version.

    The go to the project view and select the new 4.7.1 version for your project.

    If that does not help, try to uninstall the Qt 4.7.0 you have installed previously.

  • Ah; I see the problem - the full installer package contains only 4.7 files, which don't work, and the update package doesn't contain Creator at all.

    How do I get Creator 4.7.1?

  • There is no Qt Creator 4.7.1 (nor is a 4.7.0). Latest Qt Creator release is 2.0, but recommended to use is 2.1 RC1 (release candidate 1).

    To make things a bit clearer: The Qt programming ecosystem consists of several parts, with individual versions and release cycles:

    Qt libs:
    The actual libraries to code against; current version is 4.7.1

    Qt Creator:
    A nice IDE to write the programs. It is not needed for Qt development, although many people (including me) prefer it over other IDEs. Current version is 2.0; recommended is 2.1 RC (release candidate 1)

    Qt SDK + Nokia Qt SDK:
    A combination of Qt libs and Qt Creator (and possibly some other tools needed for mobile development). I don't know the current version and the versions of the included tools.

    PS: You can get everything on the "resources": page of Qt DevNet (including the Qt SDK, excluding the Nokia Qt SDK)

  • Right; thanks (o:

    It seems with the 2.1 RC I can get an empty form to compile and run - thank you very much Volker (o:

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