Numerous "error during installation process" dialogs using automated installer on Windows 7 64 bit
I've just tried installing qt on Windows 7 64 bit and got numerous "error during installation process" dialogs using the automated installer, on various modules. The first error report was for qt.readme. I clicked "ignore" on all of them. There was probably 15 to 20 error dialogs in total, sometimes the same module more than once.
Are these a problem? How can I find out what caused them?
Installing Qt is very simple.
Don't ignore any dialogs, just accept them.
For more information look this link.
Best way to install Qt is online installer.
Hope this helps.
I did use the online installer.
There was no "accept" option. The buttons on the dialog were "retry" "ignore" "cancel". I tried retry a few times, zero success. That leaves ignore and cancel. Not much of a choice.
Do I need to be logged on as administrator?
May be this could help you.
Hope this helps.
Just found the installation log file. All the errors were caused by failure to create a shortcut in the start menu. The installer gave me a choice of whereabouts in the start menu to create the shortcuts. Of these choices, the only one that looked vaguely reasonable was "accessories" so that's what I chose.
Operation 'CreateShortcut' with arguments: 'C:\GP\Qt\5.3\msvc2012_opengl/bin/designer.exe; C:\Users\GP user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\C:\Users\GP user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Qt/5.3/MSVC 2012 OpenGL (32-bit)/Designer.lnk' failed:
created warning message box installationErrorWithRetry: 'Installer Error', Error during installation process (qt.53.win32_msvc2012_opengl):
Hi and welcome to devnet,
Just to be sure I understood you correctly: selecting Accessories as target Start Menu folder made the installation fail ?
What happens if you let the default ?
The installation completed and I can run qtcreator but I have no shortcuts in the start menu. The error dialogs I got during the install didn't tell me what the problem was. I can paste a shortcut to qtcreator in the startmenu accessories folder as non-administrator so I think the installer has messed up the path - see in my previous post it has "Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\C:\Users\GP" - that does not look correct.
The dialog asking about the start menu was unintuitive - I couldn't tell what it was going to do if I didn't select anything. I don't think I feel like doing the install again just to see what happens if I don't select anything.
Indeed, I missed that one. You should have a look at the "bug report system":http://bugreports.qt-project.org to see if it something known
Thanks for the reply. I reported it here, dunno if it's the right place.